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Copyright LSLORENZ.com ‘Deep Seeing’: The Power of Visual Communication. Online Course  Spring Enrollment OPEN !
        (Class limit: 16-people)
with Dr. Domenic Screnci.

Course Dates:  February 24 - March 9, 2020  2:00-4:00PM EST (GMT/UTC-5)  

Brief summary: This interactive, online professional development course will prepare participants to take photographs that communicate meaningful messages with power. By the end of the course, participants will be prepared to share their visual communication knowledge and skills with their photovoice participants, patients, co-workers and organizations.

Description: 'Deep Seeing’ means the ability to ‘read’, decode, interpret, create, question, challenge and evaluate visual information, as we do text. ‘Deep seeing’ – or being visually literate -- means recognizing intentional and hidden meanings in photographs of our lives, work, and environment. It means supporting photovoice participants in creating powerful photographs and interpreting them for others. It means better outreach and advocacy with peers, clinicians, community members, and policymakers.

In this 5-session online professional development course (10 hours total), newly retired Boston University faculty Dr. Domenic Screnci will share learning from 30-years of experience as a medical photographer, professor, and communications director. Through lecture, small group work, and photo assignments, course participants will gain knowledge and skills needed to create and select photographs that communicate thoughtfully and with power. By the end of this course, participants will have new or strengthened skills in interpreting photos for research, advocacy, and clinical care.

Upon course completion, participants will receive a Training Certificate. They will be prepared to take better photographs for personal and professional use. They will be prepared to share their ‘deep seeing’ knowledge and skills with photovoice participants, patients, co-workers, and organizations.



Hands-on Experience with Processing Visual Information
Creating Images that Communicate with Power
Understanding Composition in Photography
Color and Cultural Awareness
Channeling the Photojournalist Within


Photovoice facilitators, researchers, evaluators,  clinician, and non-profit organizations.

Educators, activists, artists, and community organizations.
  (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels)


Articulate the concept of visual literacy and discuss its relevance to Photovoice work

Analyze the visual world – content, form, message, and meaning -- using the language of visual communication

Explain the role of perception on processing the visual world and creating visually pleasing and effective photographs

Use principles of composition to create and identify photographs that are effective at communicating an intended message

Understand how color influences our physical world, its relationship to place and culture, and its impact on the power of images to communicate

Incorporate course learning into Photovoice facilitation, clinical care, advocacy, organizational, and community work


A cell phone with a camera (or a digital camera).

Computer for downloading course photos and using presentation software..


Zoom to participate in the online sessions in real time. (See below for details).

Dropbox to access course materials online. (See below for details).

Presentation software, (e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint or LibreOffice Impress) to complete course assignments and share work with others.

Optional:  Photo editing software, e.g., IRFANView with Plugins or Google SNAPSEED to edit photos if you wish (use of photo editing software is not essential or required, but may be of interest. These two photo editing programs are free).

Instructor:  Domenic Screnci,  EdD, has 30+ years of experience in the field of educational technology and biocommunications. Before recently retiring, Domenic was Senior Advisor for Digital Learning and Innovation and Executive Director for Educational Technology, Training and Outreach in Information Services and Technology at Boston University.  He served the university as an educational technologist, instructional systems designer and integrator, instructional designer and a producer of curriculum materials for traditional and new media based educational projects. Domenic has a master's degree in educational media and technology and a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Boston University. Domenic He is adjunct faculty at Boston University’s College of Communication teaching a Professional Presentation course, as well as at the University of Massachusetts/Boston master’s level Instructional Design Program, where he offers a Visual Literacy and Information Design Course.

Sponsored by: PhotovoiceWorldwide, focused on the use of Photovoice in health and healthcare since 2002

Course DatesFebruary 24 - March 9, 2020  Time Zone: EST or (GMT/UTC -5)   Course Enrollment  Open  <-- Seats Available !
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Monday   February 24   2:00 – 4:00 PM    Session 1 - Deep Seeing: Processing Visual Information
Thursday   February 27   2:00 – 4:00 PM    Session 2 - Message Design: Creating Images that Communicate
Monday   March 2   2:00 – 4:00 PM    Session 3 - Understanding Composition in Photography
Thursday   March 5   2:00 – 4:00 PM    Session 4 - Color and Cultural Awareness
Monday   March 9   2:00 – 4:00 PM    Session 5 - Channeling the Photojournalist Within

Registration Fee:  $250 (Class limit: 16-people),  Cancellation deadline:  Monday, February 10, 2020. 

Ready to Register for the February 24 - March 9 course ?  <-- Sign-Up here using PayPal Safe Secure PayPal Policy

Thank you for your interest in ‘Deep Seeing’: The Power of Visual Communication'.  Please note - If the course date above has filled up not to worry, new course dates are always being considered. To be informed about additional upcoming class dates, be added to a waiting list, and receive email updates please contact Dr. Laura Lorenz at laura@photovoiceworldwide.com or visit our Contacts page (here).  -Thank You !

PAYMENT:  PayPal Instructions

After clicking on the appropriate course 'Register Here' button above you will be taken to PayPal website below. When you see the course registration page ''Deep Seeing': The Power of Visual Communication', you may have to click more to see the entire description. Select the quantity of seats (people) you would like to register for and click on either the 'Check Out' link on the bottom-right to pay by credit card or click on the 'PayPal Check out' link above that to pay using a PayPal account if you have one.

PayPal Account Checkout: If you selected 'PayPal Check out', PayPal will ask you to login and give you a chance to pay using your PayPal Account.  Follow the instructions from PayPal.

Guest Checkout (Pay by Credit Card): If you selected 'Check Out', PayPal will then give you a chance to pay using Credit/Debit Card. Select the payment type desired and follow the instructions from PayPal.

Once completed PayPal will show a confirmation of payment and inform Laura. Within 24-hrs you will receive an email from Laura welcoming you to the course.

For a downloadable flyer on this course please (click here). PDF 321-Kilobytes  <-- Forthcoming !

Hardware Requirements

We recommend  the use of  Windows, Apple,  Chrome, and Linux  Desktop or Laptop setups with a built-in or attached webcam for video & audio (note, external broadcast quality microphones such as Snowball, Audio Technica, etc are good also), and not on smaller screened Smart Phone or Tablet devices as viewing and participation may be impeded. An Internet connection capable of supporting a decent video call (without lagging).  It is also recommended that you use headphones, ear buds, or keep your speaker volumes at a lower moderate volume level else feed back might occur.

Software Requirements

Our courses utilize and for online training and course materials. Perhaps you already have a Dropbox and Zoom account set up? If so skip ahead to 'Once Registered' below.

If not, please go online where you can obtain a free account for each as shown here so you will be able access the course materials and participate fully in the ‘Deep Seeing’: The Power of Visual Communication' sessions.


*Note: Our courses utilize ZOOM a very diverse and friendly video conferencing client software program (Free). We recommend using Desktop or Laptop setups and not on smaller screened Smart Phone or Tablet devices as viewing and participation may be impeded. It is also recommended that you use headphones, ear buds, or keep your speaker volumes at a lower moderate volume level else feed back might occur. Elevated volumes from speakers have been found to cause feed backs especially when within close proximity of your microphone/webcam, or a number of people are attending a zoom session (same same scenario as with television, or radio broadcasts) which is why a radio DJ or television interviewer will ask you to turn your tv or radio volume down if you are on a phone with them. To prevent this use headphones or ear buds.
Zoom may be downloaded and installed on Windows, Apple IOS, or Chrome Operating systems here :
Zoom may be downloaded and installed on Linux (e.g Ubuntu, Debain, Mint, Oracle, CentOS, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Arch) devices here :

If you have questions related to Zoom (e.g Installation, Getting Started, etc) please visit their friendly 'Getting Started ' page here to see if your questions are answered.


Is a robust convenient online cloud based storage service, we will be using Dropbox for course materials. If you do not already have a Dropbox  account click (here) and register for a free 'basic' account.

'Once Registered':  Congratulations - Once you are registered for the ‘Deep Seeing’: The Power of Visual Communication' course you will receive a welcome email and in late February 2020 an email with the course syllabus, a link to the course resources on Dropbox and links to the Zoom sessions online.

Have Questions?  For further information regarding content of this course and other questions please contact Dr. Laura Lorenz at laura@photovoiceworldwide.com or visit our Contacts page (here).


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