Over the years I've taught numerous courses and workshops on photography and filmmaking at colleges, schools, and photography centers.  I've also mentored young creatives as they rise through their careers.  Passing on my knowledge of visual storytelling is one of the greatest joys of my work.

Currently, I am teaching courses in documentary storytelling at Photoworks in Washington, DC, Social Documentary Network, and at my studio in the McGuffey Arts Center in Charlottesville, VA. 

Social Documentary Network:  https://socialdocumentary.net/

Photoworks:  https://glenechophotoworks.org/

McGuffey Arts Center:  https://www.mcguffeyartcenter.com/


I also take on a small handful of creatives each year who are looking to grow and would like one-on-one mentorship.  Please feel free to contact me if you are interested:  michaelosnyder@gmail.com

"I can’t thank you enough for sharing all your experiences and insights during our class.  Before I started the class, it was tough for me to imagine that I could actually make a “film” but you definitely provided valuable tools to hopefully start building a foundation in filmmaking. You were able to take very deep topics and distill them down to digestible pieces!"

Charles Oliva, New Jersey



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