Mentorship - Sara Leikin - Planning to Post


Planning to Post: Telling Your Photographic Story

In this session we'll talk about how we plan for photographic excursions, execute our plan, and ultimately tell our story. Whether it's an hour in your backyard, two weeks in a far off land (don't we wish!), or an afternoon shooting still lifes, taking a little time to plan ahead makes all the difference in our satisfaction with the final product. We'll talk about how journaling can make us better photographers and I'll demonstrate how I set up my photography journals and use them before, during, and after shooting. I'll show how a "Five Senses" approach can help us not only capture better images but also remember "why" we took them when it's time to post-process and publish them. That's right, publish them! We'll finish the session talking about 'zines, a great alternative to photo books that can help us share our photographs in the wide world while also helping us become great storytellers. 

Sara Leikin has been a career educator for over 20 years, beginning as a classroom teacher before becoming a school leader and then an international education consultant, and now the Director of Business Development and Partnerships for the National Math and Science Initiative. From 2014-2017, she spent four years based in Egypt and rediscovered her love of photography as she tried to capture daily life in Cairo on the shoulder of Arab Spring. She also took the opportunity to travel in the region and has been hooked on travel, landscape and street photography ever since. Sara has degrees from Mount Holyoke College and John Carroll University and is currently completing a dissertation for her Ed.D at the University of South Florida.

Date Tue, February 9, 2021
Priority 5-Medium
Access Public
Created by Committee Chair
Updated Sat, January 9, 2021 6:41pm GMT
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