Introduction to Visual Storytelling: Photo Composition Rules

In this class, we will learn about the art of visual storytelling – how to use photo composition techniques to tell a story, visually, in a compelling, powerful way.
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50 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Class Experience

Learners will be introduced to several image composition techniques used in image-making and visual storytelling.

Learners will learn how to use these image composition techniques to “tell” visual stories in powerful, compelling ways.

Learners will learn how to use these image composition techniques to “read” visual stories or to interpret photographs.
I am a writer, photographer, and arts editor published nationally and internationally. My experience and expertise include twenty years of working in the publishing industry; over ten years as a photographer and photo editor for small businesses and business professionals; and almost ten years of teaching experience, in particular teaching photography and photography-related courses, workshops, and summer camps, while working with teen and adult students, helping them to “paint with light," to discover and develop their own voices as artists and photographers, and to use their voices in order to express themselves, and capture the world around them.  
Learners are more than welcome to practice using the rules of photo composition outside the class, and thus, to continue learning how to see and capture the world as photographers. 
Learners can use any cameras they have available: smartphone cameras, point-and-shoot, DSLRs, or mirrorless. After all, as Asel Adams once said, "the single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it." 
Learners will be evaluated during class. 
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Alina Oswald
Lives in the United States
Writer. Photographer. Teaching Artist.
3 total reviews
5 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Alina Oswald. I am a writer, photographer, arts editor, and photography instructor. For the past 20 years, I have worked for publications, as a writer, photographer, and arts editor. 

I love photography. I've photographed for... 
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