The Magic Moment: A Photography Workshop

The Magic Moment: A Photography Workshop

Constantine Manos
Week 7: July 23 to July 28
Time: 1pm-4pm
Tuition: $650
Materials Fee: $25
Discipline: Photography
Registration Open
Workshop Full: Waiting List may be available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

You will learn precise techniques for photographing in the public domain unobtrusively at close range – combining people, place, and moment in unique images, each of which is a surprise. The elements of chance, time, place, and personal point of view play important roles in personal documentary photography. Basic skills in camera technique required. After an introductory lecture and portfolio review of previous work on the first day, we will go into the streets of Provincetown to search for magic moments. Your edits will be brought to class on a memory stick each morning for projection, review, and critique. This process will be repeated throughout the week. You will work with a digital camera and wide-angle lens in the 28-35mm range (full-frame equivalent) in color and b&w.

Please bring, either on a memory stick or as prints, an edit of 10-15 previous images for the initial review and critique.


CONSTANTINE MANOS is a partner in Magnum Photos. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Bibliotheque National, Paris; and George Eastman House, Rochester, among others. Manos is the author of five books, including Portrait of A Symphony. In 2003 Manos was awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence for work from his American Color series.