Documentary Photography

Explore how documentary style images can be arranged to tell a story beyond words. Review the works of digital storytellers from historical to present day, and learn how photographical storytelling can impact society. You will use the power of composition, color theory, and camera settings to create different effects and moods in your photographs. Learn how good storytelling is defined, and practice creating photo essays each week.

Prerequisite: Basic photography course (such as Digital Photography I, Photography for Graphic Designers, or equivalent). If intermediate or advanced photography has been completed, that’s a plus. Students must have critical thinking skills, understanding of photography, understanding of camera lenses and when to use them (i.e. a 23mm lens is a great lens for environmental storytelling), and be able to operate a camera in manual mode.

This course has discount registration fees! UNLV Staff and Alumni, visit for more information. Otherwise, email us at to see if you qualify for a discount.

Dates:June 7 - July 5, 2023
 W from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 5 sessions
Location:Online-UNLVGO and Zoom
Instructor:Vernetta Thomas
Fee: $199.00
Materials:Must have access to a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, or single lens reflex (SLR) camera.

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