The top five reasons you should choose the Visual Storytelling track at the Summer Workshop:
- You will learn how to make your camera a more efficient tool, because the best camera you have is the one you have with you.
- Expand on the process after taking the picture.
- Explore working with light in terms of quantity, quality and direction.
- Photojournalism is about interacting with people, everyone has a story, and you will have to opportunity to practice this.
- It will be fun! Photojournalists have one of the best jobs in the country.
If you want to improve your storytelling skills through the lens of a camera, then this track is for you. Visual storytellers will discuss how to improve your reporting, still and video photography techniques. Discover how to best execute your news projects and feature stories on your campus. Learn how words and images can take your storytelling to the next level. Professionals will take you through the planning, shooting and editing process in order to execute the final story and images.
Bradley Wilson will be leading this track. As the director of student media at Midwestern State University, Bradley advises a weekly newspaper with a thriving online and social media presence. Having received his doctoral degree in public administration with research work in media agenda-setting and local governments, as an assistant professor, he teaches news reporting and advanced reporting. Bradley is the editor of the national magazine, Communication: Journalism Education Today, for the national Journalism Education Association and co-managing editor of College Media Review for the College Media Association. He has received the Pioneer Award from the National Scholastic Press Association and, in 2014, the College Media Association named him a Four-Year Newspaper Honor Roll Adviser.