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Storytelling & Photojournalism

Deanne Fitzmaurice

Storytelling & Photojournalism

Deanne Fitzmaurice

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Class Description

Storytelling has been an integral part of human cultures and societies we first started communicating. Effective use of imagery adds unmatched depth to the telling and understanding of a story. Thanks to the accessibility of new tools and technology, such as HDSLR cameras, and an abundance of outlets for stories on the web, visual storytelling has evolved from a simple illustration on a cave wall to motion on your mobile device.

Despite this technological revolution, the core fundamentals of storytelling have always stayed the same.

From the single image, to the photo essay, and personal project, award-winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice will discuss how to effectively tell your story visually using the principles of documentary photography and photojournalism while remaining authentic and making a personal connection with both the subject and the viewer.


Haley Young Ritchie

Great course. I love how candid Fitzmaurice was about the awkward parts of photojournalism and her techniques on access, which can be tricky. I have some limited experience as a photojournalist at smaller publications and it was inspiring to hear about her career and the stories behind great stories. More of a lecture than a lesson, but I picked up some helpful tips and feel inspired to go create some new work.

Trisha Davis

Another awesome course by Deanne. I really enjoy her enthusiasm and love for the art of Photojournalism. Her technique for build relationships and humanizing the topic of her photograph really makes me want to jump in and push myself. Clearly the uncomfortable feeling of pushing yourself pays off!

Peter Guman

Good class. Great photos and stories. Not sure I got too much pragmatical info and process help that I was assuming I would get out of this class..