Developing stronger stories through a strong edit

Whether you’re pitching a story to a news outlet or crafting a strong narrative for a passion project, getting the right selection of images in the right sequence can be a challenging process.

Join Walter Astrada, veteran wire photographer and winner of 3 World Press Photo awards, for an intimate one-day workshop on photo editing and sequencing, including individual portfolio reviews.

Aimed at intermediate to advanced photographers with a complete or in-progress body of work, this workshop is an opportunity to review work, develop stronger stories, and gain further insights into these processes.

Participants will be guided through the process of editing their photographs down to a presentation format, and consider the reasons why the selected images work better than others. They will then work on sequencing the selected photographs, and discuss how the order in which they are presented strengthens the story’s coherence. During these exercises, Walter will review each participant’s portfolio, discussing their work in detail.

Participants will leave with not only a strong sample edit, but also practical tips applicable to editing for various purposes, an improved eye for confident self-editing, greater clarity on their vision for their work, and suggestions on how they can further their projects accordingly.

Walter will also give a public lecture on Fri, 7 Jul, 7.30pm – 9pm, about his career and ongoing motorcycle journey around the world.

Workshop fee: S$240 / S$200*

*This subsidised rate only applies to current or past participants of workshops at Objectifs.


Participants need to bring along a minimum of 40 and máximum of 120 photographs. The photographs are to be printed as small prints (e.g. 4R size). Participants should bring along the original jpg files as well. Basic photography proficiency is required.

Please note this workshop will be an indoor session and does not involve shooting.


Sat, 8 Jul 2017, 9am – 4pm

Walter Astrada (Website)

Walter Astrada (b. 1974, Argentina), a recipient of three World Press Photo awards, started as a staff photographer at local newspaper La Nacion. After a formative trip through South America, he joined Associated Press (AP) in Bolivia, followed by Argentina, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic.

He was a freelancer for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in the Dominican Republic from 2005 to 2006, and was represented and distributed by World Picture News. From 2008-2009, he covered Eastern Africa, out of Uganda.

Walter’s long term reportage projects are on Violence Against Women (2006 – 2012) and Under Pressure: Living with Multiple Sclerosis in Europe (2010 – 2013).

In addition to 3 World Press Photo awards, his accolades include the Bayeux-Calvados award for war correspondents; Photojournalist of the Year, and Best of Show, from NPPA-BOP; a PGB Photographer of the Year and Picture of the Year; a PDN Photo Annual first prize, a number of POYi awards, the Alfred I. du Pont Award for Excellence in Broadcast and Digital Journalism, and Alexia Foundation and Getty Editorial grants, among others.

Since May 2015, Walter has been travelling the world on a Royal Enfield motorcycle. Follow his journey here. While on his journey, he gives lectures and workshops on photojournalism, documentary photography and filmmaking.

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