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 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 shooting a travel story, necessary and preferred equipment, tips for working on the ground in foreign countries, and submitting images to the client magazine. On the magazine side, photo editing 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.
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 has shot travel magazine assignments in 17 countries and in 2016 worked in Spain, Cuba, Mexico and India.
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. Korena has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from The University of North Texas and her work has been recognized by The Society of Publication Designers, PRINT, and The Dallas Society of Visual Communications.