Photo Story: Spaces, Places and the Everyday (CEPH 010)

Social media and cell phone cameras have made documenting our daily lives common place. From the history of street photography, to self-portraits, to the ethics of documenting people in public spaces, this course exposes the many possibilities of photographic storytelling. Using compositional strategies, lighting techniques and perspective introduced in presentations and discussions, students will develop an eye for the ‘decisive moment’ using smart phones or digital cameras. With the city, its neighborhoods and public spaces as backdrop, discover approaches to visual storytelling and capture dynamic photographic moments. Led by a local artist and educator, this course offers self-guided or small-group tours, alongside virtual discussions.

Course Formats

Course offerings are available online (synchronous) and on campus. View schedule for current and upcoming formats.

Instructional Hours: 12 hours (4 classes, 3 hours per class)

Additional Hours: up to 12 hours for independent study and practice, assignment completion and homework.

Terms Offered

This course is typically offered during the following terms:

(Subject to change)

Spring | January to March

Summer | April to August


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Programs this course applies to

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Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $254.15. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.


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