About the Visual Storytelling series

This creative workshop further elaborates on aspects briefly introduced in the “Expanding your Vision” series. It will enable photographers to tell better stories through thoughtfully applying the principles of visual language and communication. This course takes its cues, from the world’s top cinematographers and movie directors; explaining how still photographers can effectively apply similar techniques than those used in cinema. It takes you beyond the mere aspects of visual composition and will help you get your intended message across to the viewer and create images with impact and feeling.

Presented by

The Visual Storytelling series is presented by the founder of DPC and Photo Critic, Danie Bester. He is a well-respected photography educator and accomplished fine art photographer who has been hailed by Photo World Magazine, as a “Knight of Photography as Art”. His philosophy about photography is that a camera is just a tool, and that true creativity comes from inside and through studying and applying visual tools and principles.

Key aspects

The most important aspects covered in the Visual Storytelling series:

What is Visual Language and Communication?

The ten shots of Visual Storytelling

Introduction to scriptwriting.

Becoming better still photographers though studying motion picture.

Emotion as the key aspect of storytelling.

Conceptualising ideas.

Creating Mood through lighting and colour.

Compositional aspects of visual storytelling.

Character compositions; Primal vs. Artificial control.

Visual Weight (comprehensive).

Camera Lens and Perspective.

Balance and space, flow and direction

Time and energy.

Expression, pose, body language and gesture.

Book for the complete Creative Photography Programme

The “Visual Storytelling” series is one of four modules which can be completed separately or as part of the whole Creative Programme. Save 25% by registering for the complete programme in advance by following this link:

View the complete Creative Photography Programme

Course duration

3 Evening Classes (9 hours class time).


R1 100 per person paid in advance (EFT).

Snacks and beverages included.

Who is the course for?

These creative sessions are for any photographer who wants to improve in the area of visual language and storytelling.

Payment details

To book, complete the registration details below. Your registration will be secured only once payment has been received. Payment to be made via EFT or direct bank deposit. You are welcome to call us on 079 520-4436 for payment arrangements. Payments to be made out to:

  • DPC & Photo Tours, Standard Bank Current Account
  • Account no… 021 454 884
  • Branch Code 012645

Proof of payment to be emailed to info@dpc.co.za. Please use your name and the course name as the reference.

Upcoming Visual Storytelling series for 2020


MCademy Training Institute

1034 Saxby Ave, Centurion

  • 19:00 – 22:00

  • Part 1: 17 June

  • Part 2: 24 June

  • Part 3: 01 July


The Campus

57 Sloan Street, Bryanston

  • 19:00 – 22:00

  • Part 1: 08 July

  • Part 2: 15 July

  • Part 3: 22 July