Applications for the University of Tasmania’s (UTAS) online course “The Photo Essay” are now open.

This course teaches you how to tell stories through photography, and about going deeper than a single image.

We all know the impact that photographic images can have on us, individually and collectively. And when images and words come together to tell a story they can be entertaining, revelatory, breathtaking and even powerful agents of change. In this unit, you will work with media professionals to learn the basics of creating a photo essay. During the course you will hone your writing skills and learn how to create, select, and edit photographic images. Putting words and images together, you will learn how to use the photo essay format for personal, professional, or creative expression.

On successful completion of this unit you will have:
 – Created, selected and edited photographic images
 – Written expressive, concise, and effective captions
 – Created compelling stories using a sequence of photographic images and words
 – Reflected on your own work using relevant examples of the photo essay

What type of camera and software will I need?
Any camera will be suitable (including a phone camera), as long as you have the ability to upload the photos online. No specific software is required for this unit.

Applications now open! Visit website for more information or to apply:

The “Photo Essay” course is an online course held by the University of Tasmania (UTAS). This eight week course runs from Monday 4 June 2018 through until Friday 27 July 2018.

The last date to register for this course is 5pm, Friday 1st June 2018.

And once completed, the opportunity exists to undertake further units within the Diploma of Family History.

For further information and register, visit the UTAS website:, and to keep up with the latest courses follow the Family History UTAS Facebook page.