The Photo Essay: Strategies for Visual Storytelling

Course Code: 22MCEPJ203

Dates: July 15 - September 16, 2022

Meets: F from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Course Tuition: $730

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. A great documentary project exploring a social, cultural, political, or personal issue has the power to tell a story in a unique, convincing, and visually compelling way. In this class, students examine and practice the various aspects of conceptualizing, planning, and executing their documentary projects through discussions, personal assignments, and photo critiques. Documentary essays by master and contemporary photographers are also discussed.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Intermediate: You are familiar with a camera, whether film or digital. You understand aperture, shutter speed, exposure, white balance, histograms, and how to control focus. You are comfortable editing and processing your images. You may want to learn how to utilize your camera in a more thoughtful and articulate way, or learn more about lighting or how to utilize theoretical concepts in relation to your portfolio of work.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. Please register early, within five days of the start-date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation and to ensure you receive all course-related materials in time to prepare for class.

Natan Dvir
Image: Natan Dvir
Fee: $730.00

Save $200.00 with a Visual Storytelling Intensive

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Course Tuition$ 690.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 40.00

Online Zoom Classroom

Natan Dvir

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
07/15/2022Friday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
07/22/2022Friday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
07/29/2022Friday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
08/05/2022Friday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
08/12/2022Friday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
08/19/2022Friday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
08/26/2022Friday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
09/02/2022Friday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
09/09/2022Friday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
09/16/2022Friday2 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom

For the first day of class students should prepare 10-15 images representing their photography. Students may also share their website or Instagram account. Also, think of 2-3 ideas for a project you would like to photograph during the course. Please be able to describe the situation or person you wish to focus on and your personal interest in your subject.


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