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Introduction to Narrative Photography

A course by Dara Scully , Photographer and writer

Photographer and writer. Ponferrada, Spain.
Joined November 2018

Learn the resources to tell a story through images

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (487)
  • 14612 students

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Learn the resources to tell a story through images

Dara Scully started taking photographs at age 17 and has since developed a unique creative voice and personal universe. Photographer and writer specialized in narrative photography, in this course she will teach you how to offer a photographic series in which the photographs have the power to tell a story in themselves and to create a global story by "reading" them as a whole.

For this, you will get to know her professional working method, from the birth of the idea to its final development in the photoshoot, and subsequent its editing and retouching in Adobe Photoshop. At the end of this course, you will have started an artistic path to tell stories in photographic series both behind and in front of the camera.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 15 downloads

Artist's Notebook
3 minutes, 20 seconds
Visual culture
11 minutes, 22 seconds
The photographic equipment
2 minutes, 37 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (487)
  • 14612 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 11m)
  • 15 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You will develop a narrative series of 4-5 photographs that tell a narrative idea or concept, through their composition and their relationship with each other.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at beginning photographers or creators of any level who want to explore narrative or conceptual photography, and also want to build their own artistic universe through photographs that, as a whole, can tell stories.

Requirements and materials

You will need basic photography skills, as well as a camera of any kind. In addition, it’s recommended to have a computer with editing software such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.


14612 Students
487 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Dara Scully

A course by Dara Scully

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Photographer and writer

Dara Scully started taking photography at seventeen and has since then developed a creative voice and a universe through experimentation, error, and play. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca (Spain) and completed her technical training in photography at the EFTI School in Madrid (Spain).

In her work, she explores everything that seduces her and shapes her artistic universe: childhood and the transition to adolescence, instincts, the link between the human and the wild, and everything that lives in the shade. Dara’s photographic work has been exhibited at art fairs in Spain, Great Britain, France, and Iran.


  • U1


    • I introduce myself
    • What inspires me
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Before the picture: the idea

    • Narrating through photography: the photographic series
    • Artist's Notebook
    • Visual culture
    • The idea: brainstorming and sketches
    • The photographic equipment
  • U3

    We start photographing

    • Preparing the session: locations, props and styling
    • The photo shoot: behind the camera
    • The photo shoot: in front of the camera
  • U4

    Postproduction: narrating with Photoshop

    • Selection of images
    • Basic settings in Camera Raw
    • Edit with Photoshop 1
    • Edit with Photoshop 2
    • Narrative editing
    • The after
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to narrative photography

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Introduction to Narrative Photography. Photography, and Video course by Dara Scully Best seller

Introduction to Narrative Photography

A course by Dara Scully
Photographer and writer. Ponferrada, Spain.
Joined November 2018
  • 98% positive reviews (487)
  • 14612 students