Redeye’s Climate Aware Photography course and certification is available to book now!
We believe Climate Aware Photography (CAP) is the first course of its kind. It is open to photographers of any genre, experience and background. This is a space for you to learn more about the effects of climate change worldwide, discuss photography’s impact on the environment and commit to reducing your own carbon footprint within your photographic work and your lifestyle.
At the end of the course you will end up with an action plan to reduce your carbon footprint, which you will submit to the Carbon Literacy Project to obtain the certification. Once accredited you will then be a Climate Aware Photographer! You will then be able to use the CAP logo to show that you are committed to reducing your carbon footprint.
Background to the course
Redeye is committed to being a supportive network for photographers, providing information and advice to help build photographic careers. We already run a variety of events and content covering networking, business support, workshops in various skills, mentoring and more. As part of this support we also want to help photographers and the wider community to address the climate crisis, recognising the impact that we can all have to take positive environmental action.
For the past year, Redeye’s Helena Lee has been working with the Carbon Literacy Project to put together a course for photographers to gain accreditation as a Climate Aware Photographer. We believe this course is the first of its kind and it is open to photographers of any genre, experience and background. It's a space for you to learn more about the effects of climate change worldwide, consider your impact on the environment and discuss ways to commit to reducing your carbon footprint within your photographic work and your lifestyle. This tailored course will highlight issues within the industry and provide inspiration and a supportive environment where you can discuss your working methods and look for areas to make positive environmental impact.
- To gain awareness about the climate crisis and how the photographic sector can take action and communicate about climate change.
- To gain knowledge and skills to reduce your carbon footprint and build your own low carbon photographic practice.
- To understand the value and impact of your actions.
- To gain certification from the Carbon Literacy Project and Redeye as a ‘Climate Aware Photographer’.
How will the course be run?
- The course consists of three 2-hour sessions and will be delivered online via Zoom by Redeye staff.
- The sessions include case studies and learning from your peers through discussion.
- After each session you will be given some homework which gets you thinking about your practice and actions you can take both individually and as a group to reduce your environmental impact.
- At the end of the course you will end up with an action plan to reduce your carbon footprint, which you will submit to the Carbon Literacy Project to obtain the accreditation.
- Once accredited you will be a Climate Aware Photographer. You will then be able to use the logo on your website, business cards, social media etc to show you are committed to reducing your impact on the environment. This could attract the attention of commissioners and buyers who want to work with the most environmentally friendly photographers.
Hear from previous course participants:
“I'd recommend this course to photographers who are looking to be more environmentally conscious in their practice. The structure of the sessions allow you to discuss, debate and reflect on your own approaches in a safe and welcoming environment. As a result of attending the course, I've changed the way I work and feel more confident in sharing sustainable working suggestions with both clients and other photographers.” - Previous course participant
"Although the climate crisis is a global issue and can realistically only be resolved by governments and big business, this course has made me not just reflect but to change my work practice and take personal responsibility for lowering my carbon footprint. Excellent course." - Mark Harvey
I liked the tutor because she has a passion for this subject and knew what she was talking about with her students. It was clear to understand her when she spoke as we learned about the climate change on the earth. Her views engraved in me to be aware of my own carbon footprint it's having on the planet as it gets hotter and she encouraged us to do more to reduce our carbon footprint where we live and work. There were many ideas I took from the course that might benefit me as a photographer." - Mukthadir Ali
"The variety of information presented in a variety of ways - facts and infographics, lecturer and break out groups for discussion is so much more engaging than a speaker and presentation of 'slides'. In this way it was easy and comfortable to absorb the facts and information given - of which there was plenty. And there was always an opportunity to stop and ask questions, and later discuss ideas with others, making it a full on participatory course.” - Previous course particpant
More about the Carbon Literacy Project
- The Carbon Literacy Project is run by the Carbon Literacy Trust, based in Manchester UK. Their aim is to offer everyone the chance to take part in training about climate change and Carbon Literacy.
- Find out more at their website.
Who is it for?
It is open to photographers of any genre, experience and background. This is a space for you to learn more about the effects of climate change worldwide, discuss photography’s impact on the environment and commit to reducing your own carbon footprint within your photographic work and your lifestyle.
The 3 sessions run on the 12th, 19th and 26th of September; 2022.
Each session runs from 7pm until 9:30pm.
Online! You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. It will take place online via zoom to try and make it as accessible as possible. If you have any specific access needs please get in touch and let us know.
Tickets are £65 for Redeye members and £75 for non-members.
There are only 20 places available to book, so if you are interested please try to book your place as soon as possible! However, we will be running several courses per year, so don’t worry if you can’t make this first one as there will be many more opportunities.