The Southern Short Course in News Photography will be held Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2, 2006, at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg, SC.
This year’s speakers include photojournalist Ami Vitale, a former NPPA Magazine Photographer of the Year and Magnum Grant winner and Canon Female Photojournalist Grant winner, who has moved from India to her new base in Barcelona, Spain; two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and two-time Photographer of the Year Michael Williamson of The Washington Post; freelance photojournalist Greg Schneider, formerly of The San Bernardino Sun and Worldwide Challenge magazine; Vincent Laforet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning contract photographer for The New York Times; Swayne Hall, the night photography editor for the Houston Chronicle; Colin Mulvany, a photojournalist turned Internet multimedia producer for The Spokesman-Review; and Jack Rowland, the photography technology director for the St. Petersburg Times.
Photographers Tommy Metthe, Todd Bennett, and Jeff Blake will give break-out seminars on shooting sports and lighting. Other sessions include covering international assignments, natural disasters, and how to create an online portfolio. And there will be a special session track offered for students and new professionals.
More information is available on the Southern Short Course’s Web site at www.southernshortcourse.com.