CapSciComm Professional Workshop, October 19th: Power of the Photographic Image

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We all know a picture is worth a thousand words. For scientists and communicators alike, this adage is ever more true in today’s dazzling, visual world of digital media — and leveraging the power of photography in science storytelling is the focus of our CapSciComm Professional Workshop on October 19th!

“The Power of the Photographic Image in Telling Science Stories”
A CapSciComm Professional Workshop
Co-Hosted by UC Davis Science Says
WEDNESDAY, October 19th, 2016
4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
PES 3001, UC Davis

Please Register Here:

At this CapSciComm Professional Workshop, we’ll get a primer on using photographic images for effective storytelling. How might you capture the action of researchers at work or research in progress? What elements of a scene, process, or people should your images focus on, to stitch together a flowing, visual story that amplifies the impact and appeal of your research website, grant proposal, blogpost, or magazine story?

The workshop is free, and we welcome students, faculty, and staff from all campus departments, in addition to our professional scicomm colleagues from around the Capital Region. No experience in photography is necessary — we won’t be geeking out over ISOs and histograms — but a knack for thinking visually will come in handy. We actually encourage non-photographers, editors, and content managers to participate.

Our October workshop will be led by professional photographer Fred Greaves ( Although a recent transplant to Davis, he comes with more than 25 years of experience in editorial, documentary and commercial photography, including a number of years as a staff photographer for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Today, Greaves travels the world far and near, from Bodega Marine Lab to Afghanistan and countless locations in between, using his finely honed photojournalistic skills to tell his clients’ visual stories. His clients include the USO, American Red Cross, Hard Rock Cafe, LEGOLAND California, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Nintendo, Ford, American Albacore Fisheries Association, U.S. Forest Service, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USC and UC Davis.

His work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Glamour, Sports Illustrated, Readers Digest, and AARP Magazine. When not shooting, he has taught at UC San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University, and has guest lectured at many other campuses.

This CapsciComm Professional Workshop is a collaborative effort between Capital Science Communicators and the UC Davis “Science Says” student group, with thanks to CapSciComm Student Membership Chair Don Gibson. Learn more about Science Says at

For questions about the workshop, please contact Don Gibson at If you have ideas for future CapSciComm Professional Workshops, please email us at!

This event will conclude our CapSciComm Professional Workshop series in 2016 — we hope see you on October 19th in Davis!



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