Brian Palmer’s Top Tips for #Phonar

We’re delighted that Brian Palmer was able to talk about his work for #phonar (found here), and on top of this he was kind enought to offer 6 top tips for us…

Brian’s top-tips for #phonar

  • 1. Do your research.
  • 2. Go! By foot, car, bus. Show up [or turn up if that's UK style]. Meet and greet people, which might mean leaving the camera in your bag at first.
  • 3. Be open and clear to the people you’re hoping to represent
  • 4. Enable them to collaborate.
  • 5. Be transparent, both in how you work and about your relationship with the subject.
  • 6. Allow the story to grow organically and then pare it down.

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Phonar - [fo-'när] is a free and open undergraduate photography class run by Jonathan Worth and Chantal Riekel from the photography team at Coventry University in the UK

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This is a JISC funded project which seeks to give access to networks and communities of subject specialists, professional practitioners and wider learning communities.

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