Sandbag operation at Venice Beach pier in California. September 30, 2010.
One of the more successful way of training new folks in visual literacy is through patterns. One such pattern that is used in journalism circles is the "BBC 5 shot" pattern, pioneered by Michael Rosenblum. See the Venice Beach sandbag operation example below for an example of this. It states that good stories need shots of individuals, and might consist of this sequence as a start:
Wikipedia:WikiProject_Lights_Camera_Wiki - Good technical description, but provides little assistance on visual literacy and shooting technique. Page dormant for two years now, though videos are added through smaller projects.