The Travel Magazine Story
Kevin Miyazaki, Instructor
Korena Bolding Sinnett, Instructor
Dates June 28-July 1, 2018 (9am-4pm)
Materials Fee: $0
skill level: advanced beginner to advanced
Led by both a professional travel photographer and art director, this workshop describes the process of a travel magazine story, from inception to print. The planning that goes into assigning and shooting a travel story, necessary and preferred equipment, tips for working on the ground in foreign countries, and submitting images to the client magazine. Photo editing, both from the photographer and designer’s point of view, and layout concerns will be described as a peek into the magazine editing process. During the course of the workshop, students will shoot a travel story on Whidbey Island, making use of the surrounding natural and cultural beauty. Photos will be critiqued daily as each student works towards completing a photo story. Individual portfolio review sessions will be available for each student by both workshop leaders. The workshop will culminate in a small print publication designed with participant images shot during the workshop.
This workshop is best suited for advanced amateurs and editorial photographers interested in learning about or pursuing travel magazine assignments. Participants should arrive with a solid working knowledge of their equipment and the ability to shoot, edit and download their own photographs. Reliable transportation will be necessary for participants to shoot on their own in various island locations. Kevin J. Miyazaki is a freelance travel, food and portrait photographer based in the Midwest whose clients include Travel + Leisure, The New York Times, Delta Airlines, AARP, Martha Stewart Living, Architectural Digest and The Food Network Magazine. He is represented by Redux Pictures and has shot travel magazine assignments in 17 countries, most recently in Spain, Cuba, Mexico and India. His travel photography has been recognized by the Society of American Travel Writers, the North American Travel Journalists Association and The Society of Publication Designers. Korena Bolding Sinnett is an editorial art director with 16 years experience in travel magazines. She launched American Airlines First and Business Class magazine, Celebrated Living, and also had stints as Associate Art Director for American Way and Southwest Airlines Spirit magazine. For the last ten years, she has been the Associate Art Director for the luxury travel magazine Virtuoso Life. She’s produced magazine cover shoots in locations like Lisbon, Kauai, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico and works with a roster of photographers around the world to assign feature and department photography. Her work has been recognized by The Society of Publication Designers, PRINT, and The Dallas Society of Visual Communications