The Photo Story: Digging Deeper into the Visual Subject

June 9 - June 11, 2023

The Photo Story: Digging Deeper into the Visual Subject


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $515
Material Fee: $40

Explore how to build a photo story from beginning to end. Northwest NJ is an area rich with untold stories. You will develop an original photo story based on a subject or event of your choice or recommended by the instructor. Photographers of all skill levels will seek rich subject matter and learn how to make compelling photos to group together into a complete story. You will learn tools like building a shot list, gaining access, and writing captions. There will be in-person discussions and group reviews each afternoon. Participants will come away with a documentary photo project of eight 8 1/2 x 11 inkjet portfolio prints.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Joe Guerriero

A professional photographer for more than four decades, who has serviced clients such as Barnes & Noble, M&M Mars, Zurich North America, Poland Spring, and Samsung, among others, Joe began making short documentary films in 2003. His first love, however, is documentary photography. Joe’s work has appeared in many publications including Sports Illustrated, Family Circle, and Photo District News. He has completed international photo projects from Pakistan, Turkey, Cuba, and China. In addition to being an instructor of Documentary/Photojournalism and other photography classes at Sussex County Community College, Joe leads photography groups to Cuba, Bhutan and Tuscany. He has completed an award-winning feature documentary film, Curtain of Water, about the U.S. embargo of Cuba, which has aired on PBS television and was screened at many colleges, universities, and organizations. Additional short films include: 2017: Concepts One Auction House, 2016: La Famiglia: Keeping It Together, 2003: Santeria: Life in the Religion, and 2010: The NJ Bear Hunt of 2010.

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