19th to 22nd SEPTEMBER 2016 // Deadline: 15th August 2016

This photo workshop is designed for photographers who are at any stage in the process of making a project and wish to find stimulation towards greater visual, intuitive and conceptual coherence in order to realise completion for books and exhibitions.  

A particular theme, to be announced during the workshop, is designed to help find different creative approaches and push participants to experiment, enhance and ultimately add to the work they have already made.  

 Via lectures, individual and group discussions, participants will benefit from understanding their own work from a fresh perspective, as well as the work of others, that will enable a greater self awareness to realise their personal, long term, projects. 

At the end of the workshop participants will have completed a theme based assignment and will make a presentation of this work to the group. The work photographed during this time can add to existing projects or can act as an inspired impetus. 





  • To enhance already existing visual language via set assignment and experimentation.
  • To identify the importance of technique and subject matter to develop strong meaning.
  • Understanding visual coherence, editing and narrative.
  • To consider other visual approaches in the development of existing works in progress.




Practical informations

Day 1. Presentation of participant's projects and portfolios. An assignment will be given and a lecture on the assignments particular theme. Discussion of ideas and practical solutions to photographing the assignment. This assignment is the core of the workshop and will be presented on the final day. Each day work in progress will be presented in print form.

Day 2. Further discussion of ideas relating to the assignment and presentations of work in progress. Individual discussions with Michael Grieve. Continue shooting assignment.

Day 3. Group presentation of assignments in progress. Emphasis on technique. Continue shooting assignment. Individual discussions with Michael Grieve.

Day 4. Finalisation of assignments. Editing, sequencing, narrative structure and presentation. The presentation of the work will be made into a slide show to be projected.

Participants: 14 people maximum.

Technical details:

The workshop will be in English.

Internet access, a scanner, a printer, a computer and video projector are available if required.

Participant´s preparation:

Each participant must prepare a presentation of their work and its history.

All participants must bring pictures and/or dummies they want to work on during the workshop.



How to apply/prices


Please send by email:

Short CV

Some ID with photo

Written presentation of the project

A selection of 20 images (JPG, 72DPI, 1024 large maximun) of the project or a PDF of the model

PRICE : 550 Euros

This price does not include production, travel, or accommodation for the meetings.  A 50% deposit by bank transfer is required once you have been accepted to the Atelier Smedsby workshop, and the remaining 50% one week before the start of the workshop.



Frequently Asked Questions

Choose one frequent question about photo Workshops:
Will you help us to find accommodation?

After confirmation of your enrolment in the workshop, a list of hotels for different budgets located in the vicinity of the workshop will be provided.

Different options for the Summer workshop. Please contact us for more informations.

What kind of material should I bring to the workshop?

For the One Year Workshop :

The photographs are taken outside the Paris meetings. You only need to bring your work in print or digital form to the workshop. We provide computers, projectors and scanners that can be used to present your work.

For the 5 days workshops in Paris (France) and Smedsby (Sweden):

You have to bring the caneras you use for your works.

Can I pay in several instalments?

We no longer accept payment in multiple instalments. A deposit of 50% of the course fee should be paid by bank transfer once your participation in the Atelier Smedsby has been confirmed. The balance should be paid one week after the start of the workshop.

Do you provides meals?

For the One Year Workshop :

We provide breakfast and lunch each day of the workshop as well as a welcome diner on the evening of your arrival.

For the 5 days workshop in Paris :

We provide breakfast and drinks during the day. Lunch and diner will ba taken outside and are not part of the price of the workshop.

For the 5 days workshop in Smedsby :

We provide breakfast, lunch and diner during all the workshop.

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