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  • 1. Msj 232 What are some of the special What is a What does a characteristics thatphotojournalist? photojournalist do? draw a person into the field of photojournalism?
  • 2. AObjectivesOn completion of the course students should be able to:1. Produce aesthetically vibrant and technically clean photographs.2. Demonstrate an ability to identify, research and write a story, conduct interviews, and produce appropriate photographs to reflect the story3. Demonstrate the relationship between text and image in journalism and produce work that combines the two forms across a range of publications4. Demonstrate and ability to report in a clear, concise and factual B manner using both written and photographic elements5. Collaborate constructively with fellow students in learning and production processes, including online forums6. Identify and observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with photojournalism, and reflect critically on their own and others performance in this regard7. Work independently to produce a photographic portfolio8. Meet deadlines, and take images under pressure9. Demonstrate an awareness of news and current issues, and develop contacts in the community and regions in which the student lives10. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the capacities, limitations and socio-professional implications of photojournalism C Demonstrate a basic knowledge of editing software 2
  • 3. Grade Assessment Attendances: 10% Quizzes: 05% Assignments: 10% Exhibition 01: 15% Exhibition 02: 15% Exhibition 03: 15% Mid term: 20% Team Work: 10% Total: 100% A DOutline of Topics 01. History and the Future of Photojournalism 02. Camera operation & photo terms Exposure control with M mode Photo download & processing. 03. Shutter/aperture effect Caption gathering & writing “Put on your thick skin” Who wants to be a photojournalist? 04. Composition Professional practices & guidelines. 05. Flash photography. 06. Law in photojournalism. 07. Photojournalism ethics. 08. The decisive moment Sound slides & portfolio building. 09. Caption Writing 10. Visual Representation. 11. Photojournalistic Carrier. 12. Best Practice for Working as Photojournalist 3
  • 4. Exhibition 01: Poverty of Bangladesh Exhibition 02: Prosperity of Bangladesh Exhibition 03: Stories of BangladeshThere will beReading Assignments:Writing Assignments:Photo Assignments:• Spot news • Portraiture • Drama and emotion • Travel or destination photo• Landscape • Wildlife • Meeting • Politics • Product • Food D E F 4
  • 5. A sense of curiosityWorking with people and finding out what may not be obvious.Artistic aptitudeSee things creatively. Pictures with emotions that will attract attention to a story.Mechanical aptitudeAs a photojournalist you will be sent on assignment with a digital camera, a laptop and cell-phone to sendinformation and pictures back instantly.High ethical standardsThere is a code of ethics requiring high standards and conduct. He or she is representing the reputation ofthe employer.Quick thinking and adaptabilityThere is a need to expect the unexpected. Not all assignments are appealing; yet the photojournalist mustRules for creating captions: Avoid stating the obvious. Identify all people in the picture. Using pattern. (left to right) Don’t start a caption with a person’s name or name of the school. Don’t start every caption in the same way. Be creative! For stand-alone feature photos, compose a headline to gowith caption. Give the reader a lot of information in the caption. Use two or three sentences, if possible. Using quotes in a caption adds a personal voice. As the photographer, be sure to get Ids and additional informationas you take pictures. Always include a photo credit. (“Photo by...”) 5