Photojournalism is a unique discipline within the broader scope of photography that requires strict ethical standards, mastery of photographic technique, and compelling storytelling. This course is designed to challenge intermediate photographers in all three of these areas.
What you’ll learn
As you complete the 33 lessons in Digital Photojournalism you will learn to:
- Make lens selections based upon the message of an image
- Use advanced compositional techniques to tell stories
- Write informed and compelling captions
- Embed metadata in images and optimize for search engines
- Create compelling photo essays
- Understand the 5 key areas of photojournalism
- Photograph events
- Understand the personal biases you bring to your journalism
- Tell compelling stories on pressing humanitarian issues
- Build a killer portfolio
To complete the Digital Photojournalism curriculum you will need access to the following equipment:
- Digital SLR camera with battery and 2 memory cards
- Wide angle lens (28mm or wider, may be zoom)
- 50mm lens (must be prime)
- Telephoto lens (70mm or longer, may be zoom)
- Personal computer with high speed internet
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom [current version]
Everyone is different, so we have created three different ways to learn in Digital Photojournalism. Each of these ways gives you access to the video lessons forever, but have different timelines and types of interaction with an instructor.
Complete the curriculum in 8 weeks by watching videos, shooting assignment photos, and meeting with your instructor online once a week for a critique of your work and to view the images of your classmates.
Specially designed for moms and anyone else who wants to work at their own pace. You have 6 months to complete you assignments. You’ll receive a recorded video critique of the images you submit instead of a live session.
Subscribe to IPS to watch the Digital Photojournalism videos [and dozens more!] at your leisure.
Still have questions
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