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Telling Better Stories   

Learn about presentation options for selected photographs


  • Explain the concept of story within pictures
  • Organize story concepts to shoot larger stories

Why is a picture "worth a thousand words?" Because great photographs tell stories. In doing so they make a connection, evoke an emotion, kindle a memory, show a relationship and provoke a response in the viewer. But to tell a story with your photograph, you must have a strong concept of just what you want to say combined with strong composition. In this class, explore how to share your story through a single image as well as through sequences. You will learn how to harness the narrative power of photographs, from planning and previsualizing to selecting what not to include and sequencing. Learn about creating stories you can sell to magazines and to create books of your own, for example, after you travel. For all experience levels using any digital camera.


  • Students should be competent with their cameras and share their images.
Online registration is closed. Please contact customer service (425-564-2263) to register. All registration closes 2 business days prior to course start.
Item: W26472
CEUs:  1.5
Schedule: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 5 Th - 1/26/2023 - 2/23/2023

Instructor(s):  Raymond Pfortner
Location: BVONL   Room: Online

Please be prepared to share five photographs all related to the same theme or story.

Total cost: $275.00



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