Kathmandu Inside Out (KIO™) is about a vision and a desire to tell real stories using the power of photography. Those of you who are inquisitive about the world, interested in human stories and are prepared to delve into your own imaginations, embrace your craft and expand your photographic storytelling, will do well on this course. This immersive 8-day journey will help you hone your senses and expand your photographic ability, whatever your skill level.
Legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said, “It is an illusion that photographs are made with the camera…they are made with the eye, heart, and head”. This is at the core of Edwin Koo's thinking at Kathmandu Inside Out (or KIO in short) and what he hopes it will be at the heart of your photography.
Sharing the Art of Visual Storytelling:
Founded in 2012 by international documentary photographer Edwin Koo – KIO™ was born from a desire to share the potential of visual storytelling with like-minded people. Throughout his professional life and teaching experience, Edwin has come to recognise that there are countless photographers whose desire it is to step beyond the single image and develop their own visual style when creating meaningful and compelling images.
Defining Your Photographic Style:
For our photographs to convey meaning and most importantly to tell a story, it is essential that we as photographers learn how to slow down, contemplate, and take our time to observe life around us. To instinctively sense our story, we need to become more responsive to our innate senses and immerse ourselves in the environment which surrounds us.
What better place is there for any photographer to do this than in Nepal? It is an enchanting country, steeped in thousands of years of history, Kathmandu is the gateway to the majestic Himalayas where many great explorers, travelers, writers, and photographers have found their inspiration.
Create Powerful Stories:
Those of you who are inquisitive about the world, interested in human stories and prepared to delve into your own imagination, embrace your craft and expand your photographic storytelling, will do well in this course. It is one thing to take a single image and quite another to breathe life into a series of images and create a story that truly resonates with you and others.
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