Photography: Visual Storytelling

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Photography: Visual Storytelling

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$10.00 – $110

Photography: Visual Storytelling

Deadline to Register: October 16, 2021 at 5:00pm

Description: We all have a story to tell. Photos can express that story in a way we cannot always convey with words. The purpose of this workshop is for participants to learn skills necessary to use photography in a creative, technically proficient manner and incorporates hands-on activities that will allow participants to think, create, express and explore concepts for storytelling and photo essays. Photographic composition and learning to see for visual essays and storytelling are emphasized and concepts will be explored that communicate ideas and aesthetic elements.

Participants should bring whatever camera device they choose — from DSLRs to smart phones. This is about developing personal vision and becoming a visual storyteller, not how to use a digital camera. The workshop consists of classroom instruction and activities and features photography, storytelling and multimedia.


The presenter will be bringing a 4 x 5 large format [film] view camera for participants to learn about traditional photography and understand the importance of critical thinking and careful consideration to composition and camera perspective. Participants can make photographs with the 4 x 5 camera utilizing concepts learned in the workshop. Negatives will be processed in a  darkroom at a later date and contact prints will be sent to workshop participants.

Photo by Eric Dusenbery from the documentary project, “Sidetracked: Travels Across
the Undiscovered South.”

Image made with the 4 x 5 large format view camera for the documentary project, “Sidetracked: Travels Across the Undiscovered South”


Instructor:  Eric Dusenbery (B.A. Cinema & Photography, Southern Illinois University) utilizes the power of the still photograph and frequently uses the traditions of the large format fillm camera for fine art, documentary and commissioned projects. His photography has been widely exhibited and his work has appeared in numerous national publications. He is a speaker and workshop leader, an award-winning journalist and author/photographer of two books. You may learn more about his work at


Supplies and Attire: Students should bring a camera device of their choosing. This includes a DSLR or even a smart phone. All other materials and tools will be supplied.

Time: Saturday, October 23rd  (9:00am-5:00pm)

Tuition: $90.00
Supply Fee: $20.00
Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner


Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.

Cancellation Policy: Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. Students that cancel 14 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. If a student cancels 14 days or less prior to the date of the class, no refund can be issued. 


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Photography 10/23
$ 110.00
7 available
Boxed Lunch
Please indicate in the "Notes" section of checkout which you would prefer. Your choice of: Veggie Delite, Black Forest Ham, Turkey Breast, or Italian BMT. Lunches come from Subway and are served with a 6 inch sub sandwich, cookie, and chips.
$ 10.00
8 available


October 23
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$10.00 – $110
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