Photojournalism Practice Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  23/06/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 11 lessons in this course: 1/ A Short History of Photojournalism • Overview • History of photojournalism • Famous photographers • Margaret Bourke-White • Gordon Parks • Diane Arbus • Nick Ut • Larry Burrows 2/ Ethics and Photojournalism • Hypothetical • What are ethics? • Schools of Philosophy • Utilitarianism • Rationalism • Humanism • Kant • Socrates • Other philosophers • Digital manipulation and ethics • How ethical is digital manipulation? • Real life • Codes of ethics • Guidelines for making ethical decisions • Ethics in practice 3/ What Should I Photograph? • Composition • Things to consider • Camera techniques to help with composition • Principles of photographic composition • Qualities of the components • Effects of different angles on the subject • Legal issues 4/ How Should I Photograph It? • Terms to learn and understand • Depth of field • Digital vs conventional photography • Shutter speed • Development of photographic style • Equipment and materials • Sensiometry • Lighting 5/ Photo Stories / Editing Images • Ethics of digital manipulation • Controversy of fairy photos • Correctly interpreting photos 6/ Publishing Opportunities • Portfolio • Online portfolio • Direct portfolios • Slide portfolios • CD's • Using flash • Music • Standing out • Writing a cover letter • Your resume • Creating a job hunt database • How to get work • How to find a job • What type of clients do you want? 7/ Working to Specification / Problem Based Learning • Photography specifications • Consistency • PBL Project to develop and draft submission specifications for an electronic publication and then shoot a photo story which meets these specifications. You firstly need to identify two possible subjects for a photo story for that publication, and then follow one of these stories for an extended period of time. You will then select and edit your images - to meet the specifications created for that publication. 8/ Publishing Using Online Management Systems • Types of digital files • Publishing online 9/ Taking Photos and Submitting Images • Portraiture vs photojournalism • Sports photography • Freezing action • Blurring movement • Panning • Sports photography using a digital SLR • Photographing an event • Submitting images for publication 10/ Writing Articles and Captions to Accompany Your Image • Sentences and phrases • Writing effective sentences • Choosing effective words • Paragraphs • Punctuation • Newsworthy articles • News values • Storyline • Writing a news article • Writing captions 11/ Revising Submitted Work • Tips to improve your work Duration: 100 hrs Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Writing-and-Journalism/PHOTOJOURNALISM-PRACTICE-I-BPH302-704.aspx

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