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Visual Storytelling Essentials

October 3, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

A person holds a phone in camera mode. The camera shows a mushrooms and a forest floor is in the background.

This free workshop will teach participants to take photos and videos that they can use to show the beauty of their research through their own eyes. This interactive course will be taught by two of UMaine’s top visual media experts, Adam Küykendall and Ron Lisnet. During Visual Storytelling Essentials, participants will learn:

  • How to set the stage.
  • Keys to composition.
  • How to start to harness the power of light. 
  • How to curate a mix of images that will help you tell a story. 

Participants should be prepared to share a few of their favorite photos or short video clips. Ideally, participants will bring at least one example they took, and one example taken by someone else. Print or digital copies are welcome. 

This course is primarily designed for student researchers but all members of the UMaine community are welcome. Advance registration is required and available online. To request an accessibility accommodation, note your needs in the RSVP form or email

This is the first of a series of science communication workshops offered by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. The series is designed to foster savvy communication skills among students, faculty and staff that they can use in their personal and professional lives.


October 3, 2023
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Bumps Room, Memorial Union
China Road
Orono, ME 0447 United States
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