Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

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Telling Stories with Photographs

For years photographs have been used to tell stories. Especially in classrooms, a series of photographs can be used to tell a story. One good picture can take the place of many words. Taking great photos isn’t just about having a nice camera. Good photographs come from thinking creatively and thinking ahead; with some planning and practice. Whether we’re working with a fancy DSLR or a phone camera, we can learn to take great photos to tell a story.


  • Learn how to create an effective story with photographs.

  • Explore storyboarding basics for storytelling.

  • Define the applications of visual storytelling in a child care program.

Bring a bag lunch (½ hour lunch).
Bring a smartphone or a DSLR camera to participate in this workshop.

Suitable for students, parents, adult instructors/administrators, novice, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infant/toddlers to school-age children, including children with extra support needs.

This workshop is not meant for participants with advanced photography knowledge/skills.

Note: This workshop is being offered as part of a series of three workshops on photography in early child care settings for beginners. These can be taken as standalone workshops 4 hours each, or as a series of 3 workshops for a total of 12 hours of professional development. 

If you are interested in getting a more in-depth introduction to other photography related workshops, please check out: 
Photography in Documenting Children's Learning Experiences on Saturday, July 20 here: https://www.wstcoast.org/workshops/calendar/photography-documenting-childrens-learning-experiences?occurrenceID=518
Telling Stories with Photographs on Saturday, July 27 here: 
https://www.wstcoast.org/workshops/calendar/telling-stories-photographs?occurrenceID=489 and
Photographs and Social Media in Child Care Programs on Saturday, August 10 here: https://www.wstcoast.org/workshops/calendar/photographs-and-social-media-child-care-programs?occurrenceID=487.

Please note, you will need to register separately for each workshop, using the registration link provided. 

Presenter: Alberto M. LeGresley. Alberto is a Certified Instructor by the Ministry of Advanced Education and has been a freelance photographer for over 20 years. He is an International Award winning Graphic Designer for his photography and design work. He has been a teacher in Seoul South Korea and has taught Design and Photography in Vancouver. Alberto’s classes are practical, aimed to inspire participants to explore their creativity.  

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the workshop / course date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees.
  2. All refunds are subject to a $10 Administration Fee, except for workshops / courses that are $100 or more, which have a $25 Administration Fee.
  3. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the workshop / course starts, or if it’s missed.
  4. Westcoast may cancel a workshop / course at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund.
  5. If a class is missed registrants forfeit their fee and there will be no refund or credit.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

  1. It is the participants’ responsibility to read the workshop/course description and objectives and make sure the training selected is suitable for their learning needs.
  2. Only Vancouver CCRR Registered LNRs or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Providers qualify to pay the FCC Fee and will need the Promo Code received by email to register. Use the promo code when registering, as no fee adjustments can be made after registration is confirmed. The Promo Code is not applicable for courses which are $100 or more.
  3. Participants must be 19 years of age at the time of registration.
  4. The equivalent of Grade 8 high-school English understanding, written and oral skills are necessary to actively participate in class.
  5. Participants must stay for the full workshop/course to receive a certificate.
  6. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to the presenter and participants.
  7. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop/course time. Please make childcare arrangements.
  8. Payment must be made at the time of registration to confirm a seat.
  9. Receipts and handouts (if any) are always sent by email.
  10. There is a $15 charge to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop / course date.
  11. Everyone in the class must abide by the Classroom Code of Conduct.
  12. These are non-credit workshops / courses, meaning they cannot be applied towards the completion of a university or college certificate, diploma or degree.
  13. If you have questions about a certificate being accepted by the ECE Registry, please contact them at 1-888-338-6622 or look on their website here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/become-an-early-childhood-educator/renew-maintain-ece-certification

By registering for a workshop/course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

We are all guests in the training room. In an effort to maintain a safe and welcoming environment, we ask that we follow these guidelines:

  1. Respect people’s choices, experiences and feelings.
  2. One person speaks at a time.
  3. Participate actively by including your voice and make space for other voices to be heard.
  4. Respect confidentiality, what is said in the group, stays in the group. Speak in private with the instructor if necessary.
  5. Assume the best intent. This is a space to learn and sometimes that means making mistakes.
  6. Take care of yourself, whatever that may look like.
  7. Mute your microphone to reduce background noise and unmute it for group discussions, to comment or ask questions.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with all policies.

In keeping with our eco-conscious goal of reducing paper use, handouts, resources and certificates will be sent by email. In this way, participants will have a resource that can be saved and viewed across various devices, shared and printed anytime.

We may take some photographs (including a Zoom group picture) during workshops/courses with the purpose of promoting our training. By registering you consent to allow us or others attending to take your photograph. If it’s okay with the facilitator, you may photograph materials, slides, books, etc., but not film the workshop.

Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) require a minimum of 40 hours of professional development to renew a certificate to practice. Select topics you would like to expand on or that you’re passionate about.

Registered Family Child Care Providers (RLNR) are required to complete at least 4 hours of professional development before their annual renewal date.


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Event Info

Date: Jul 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Duration: 4 Hours
Fee: $65.00
FCC Fee: $50.00

Contact Info

Professional Development Team
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre
604-709-5661 EXT 1221

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