Deep Seeing: The Power  of Visual Communication
Course Description, Timings and Registration



Deep Seeing: The Power of Visual Communication   Online Course  (Class limit: 16-people)
Instructor: Domenic Screnci, EdD.


Improve your visual communication skills for Photovoice!
5 online sessions, 2 hours each

Description: “Deep Seeing” describes the ability to “read,” decode, interpret, create, question, challenge, and evaluate visual information, the same as we do for the written word. Deep seeing means being “visually literate,” in other words, able to recognize intentional and hidden meanings in photographs of our lives, work, and environment.

In this 5-session, online professional development course (10 hours total), newly retired Boston University faculty Domenic will share wisdom gleaned from his 30-years of experience as a medical photographer, professor, and communications director. Through lecture, small group work, and photo assignments, course participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to create and select photographs that communicate thoughtfully and with influence.

By the end of this course, participants will have concepts and skills to interpret photos for research, advocacy, and clinical care, and empower others to create meaningful photographs and interpret them for decision-makers for outreach and advocacy. Upon course completion, participants will receive a Training Certificate.



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.


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/Laptop 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, Trained as a medical photographer, Dominic worked in Boston Area Hospitals before getting his EdD at Boston University (BU). He has taught instructional design for public health professionals and communications at BU, and visual literacy in the instructional design program at UMass Boston, applying his academic acumen to learning how to read photographs like text, through their content and structural elements. Still an avid photographer, he was Laura’s faculty mentor for her first Photovoice project in 2001. Domenic, who holds a master’s degree in educational media and technology and a doctorate in curriculum and teaching, has 30+ years of experience in the field of educational technology and bio-communications.

Sponsored by: PhotovoiceWorldwide, focused on helping individuals and organizations worldwide use photovoice safely, ethically and successfully, and creating a global community for photovoice peer-to-peer support and continuing education.

Course Date - Nov 3 - 17, 2020  Time Zone: EST (GMT/UTC-4)  Course Enrollment Open 
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Tuesday   Nov 3   3:00–5:00 PM  


Friday   Nov 6   3:00–5:00 PM   TBD
Tuesday   Nov 10   3:00–5:00 PM   TBD
Friday   Nov 13   3:00–5:00 PM   TBD
Tuesday   Nov 17   3:00–5:00 PM   TBD

Class limit: 16-people

Registration Fee:

$495 (Early Bird Price) Save $100
$595 Full Price
Early Bird Price ends October 3
Cancellation deadline: October 20

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

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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 (e.g.  November 2020)', 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 us. Within 24-hrs you will receive an email from us welcoming you to the course.

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 utilizes, , and  Get Adobe Reader  for online training and course materials. Perhaps you already have a Dropbox, and a 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 'Talking with Pictures' Photovoice sessions.


*Note: Our courses utilizes 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.

Get Adobe Reader - Adobe Acrobat Reader

Many documents in this course are in PDF format. If your browser or system does not recognize Adobe PDF file format already you may obtain your own copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) by clicking here
 Get Adobe Reader  .

Have Questions?  For further information regarding content of this course and other questions please contact us at or visit our Contacts page (here).


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