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Photographing People

With Annie Griffiths


The ability to photograph people is essential to most storytelling, yet it ignites fear and anxiety in many photographers. 

In this class you will have a lot of fun with Annie as she demystifies and helps us overcome our own shyness and fear. She will share helpful hints on how to approach strangers and earn their trust, as well ideas about how to more effectively photograph people you know and love. Annie will lead you in exercise of photographing each other (and other campers and ranch staff) in ways that elicit real emotion as well as beautiful portraiture. 

  • You will learn to put people at ease, work with natural light and create beautiful compositions 

  • Hands-on work will include photographing one another and groups, with a shared image review. 

  • Bring to class your notebook, camera, and sense of humor


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One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries during her illustrious career and has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for National Geographic. Griffiths’ work has also appeared in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Fortune, and Stern, among other publications.
In addition to her magazine work, Griffiths is deeply committed to photographing for aid organizations around the world.  She’s the Founder and Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document programs that empower women and girls in the developing world, especially as they deal with the devastating effects of climate change. Based in Washington, D.C., Ripple has produced 26 films and built a photo archive of over 20,000 images since 2010. Using these assets, Ripple’s aid beneficiaries have raised millions of dollars, expanded their programs to multiple countries, and proven that women and girls are the best investment the world can make in our shared future.
Annie is a Fellow with The International League of Conservation Photographers and has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Heifer International, the National Organization of Women, The University of Minnesota, and the White House News Photographers Association.


Earlier Event: October 10
Food Photography
Later Event: October 10
Photographing Intimate Moments