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Digital Photojournalism

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Digital Photojournalism is a set of 33 tutorial videos that will teach you the ethics, skills and tools of professional photojournalism.

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Product Description

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.

Digital Photojournalism includes content by Rowan Gillson [IPS], Stephen Mally [Gazette Communications], and award winning photographer and editor Gary Fong [Genesis Photo Agency].

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

Our complete Digital Photojournalism Syllabus is available online. We encourage you to review it!

Required Equipment

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]

Learning Styles

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.

Standard Edition

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.

Correspondence Edition

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.

Videos Only

Subscribe to IPS to watch the Digital Photojournalism videos [and dozens more!] at your leisure.

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1 review for Digital Photojournalism

  1. Christi
    5 out of 5


    The Digital Photojournalism course was excellent! It not only helped me grow my technical skills, but also taught me how to effectively communicate through images. The skills I learned in DPJ have made me a better photographer in every area.

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