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.

Contact Hours

12 course hours (3 hours per class)

Prior Learning

No prior learning required.

Courses offered that meet Prior Learning Requirements


Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $259.23. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.

Course Format

Course offering is available either online synchronous (VCHAT) or on campus (GNWC). View schedule for current and upcoming formats.


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