How to Take a Great Photo: A Workshop With Jason Dorsey

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Are you someone who enjoys taking photos with your mobile phone but you aren't satisfied with your results? Do you want to capture moments that are more vibrant, more impactful, or just more professional looking? Come join Photographer Jason Dorsey as he partners with the library for this three-hour photography workshop.

During this informative, easy-to learn-course, Jason will teach you about composition, understanding and applying ideal lighting, camera setting functionality, and capturing the decisive moment. If you are ready to elevate your skillset and begin taking more professional photos, then register today.

***Material required: mobile phone and notepad. This workshop is limited to 10 participants.***

About the Instructor

Jason Dorsey is a documentary photographer born and based in Oak Park. His work explores the intersections of human behavior and a rapidly evolving environment. His career as a photographer began while serving in the U.S. military, where he served as a combat photographer over a period of six years. Beginning in 2018, Jason set off on a series of expeditions throughout the heart of Africa to begin working on his long-term personal project named Alkebulan Shadows. This ongoing project captures the portraits of Indigenous peoples, highlighting their physical image in a more dignified manner, ultimately restructuring the way the world imagines Africans in a post-colonial era.

Learn more about Jason and his Alkebulan Shadows exhibit in the library's art gallery earlier this year »