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Photojournalism Practice I

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BPH302

Photojournalism Practice I Outline

Learn how to become a photojournalist!

Publish your photos online and gain valuable photojournalism experience.

Learn how to:
Òdeal with ethical dilemmas

Ògenerate your own ideas for photo stories

Òselect photos for a specific publication

Òsubmit work for publication

Òmeet the requirements of an editor and publisher

Òpublish your work online

Under the guidance of a mentor (a photography/publishing tutor), you will learn to shoot according to specific criteria, deal with a publisher, and communicate effectively with others involved in the publishing process.

You will come away with at least one published work (maybe more), which will set you on the path to a career as a photojournalist. No matter what subject you want to shoot, you will find this a great learning experience.

This course takes you through the processes of selecting photos for a specific publication, submitting work for publication, and meeting the requirements of an editor and publisher.

Prerequisites:
ÒA photography course (eg. Introduction to Photography, Photographic Practice, Digital Photography) or equivalent
ÒMedium level computer skills, or higher

 

There are 11 lessons in this course:

  1. Scope and Nature of Photojournalism -a short history
  2. Ethics and Photojournalism
  3. What Should I Photograph?
  4. How Should I Photograph It?
  5. Photo Stories / Editing Images
  6. Publishing Opportunities
  7. Working to Specification / Problem Based Learning
  8. Publishing Using Online Management Systems
  9. Taking Photos and Submitting Images
  10. Writing Articles and Captions to Accompany Your Image
  11. Revising Submitted Work

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Aims

  • Discuss the nature and scope of photojournalism
  • Explore issues of ethics in photojournalism and develop an understanding of your own biases.
  • To explore the composition of photographs and associated legal issues.
  • To revise basic terms used in photojournalism.
  • Understand the photo story, the effect of editing and placement on the meaning of an image.
  • Research International web sites for publishing and looking at work
  • Explain publishing specifications, and apply that understanding to specific photography tasks.
  • Develop an understanding of online management systems.
  • Improve your Photography Style and submitting images for publication
  • Develop your writing abilities to accompany your images.
Revise your Submitted Work

Photojournalism Practice I

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BPH302