Msj 232

What is a
photojournalist?

What does a
photojournalist do?

What are some of
the special
characteristics that
dr...
A
Objectives
On completion of the course students should be able to:
1. Produce aesthetically vibrant and technically clea...
Grade Assessment
Attendances:
Quizzes:
Assignments:
Exhibition 01:
Exhibition 02:
Exhibition 03:
Mid term:
Team Work:

10%...
Exhibition 01: Poverty of Bangladesh
Exhibition 02: Prosperity of Bangladesh
Exhibition 03: Stories of Bangladesh
There wi...
A sense of curiosity
Working with people and finding out what may not be obvious.
Artistic aptitude
See things creatively....
Razibul Hossain
Senior Lecturer,
Media studies and journalism
ulab

BOOKS

01. RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
Ultimate exposure com...
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Photojournalism msj 232 Course Curriculum.pdf

  1. 1. Msj 232 What is a photojournalist? What does a photojournalist do? What are some of the special characteristics that draw a person into the field of photojournalism?
  2. 2. A Objectives On 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 story 3. Demonstrate the relationship between text and image in journalism and produce work that combines the two forms across a range of publications 4. Demonstrate and ability to report in a clear, concise and factual manner using both written and photographic elements 5. Collaborate constructively with fellow students in learning and production processes, including online forums 6. Identify and observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with photojournalism, and reflect critically on their own and others performance in this regard 7. Work independently to produce a photographic portfolio 8. Meet deadlines, and take images under pressure 9. Demonstrate an awareness of news and current issues, and develop contacts in the community and regions in which the student lives 10. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the capacities, limitations and socio-professional implications of photojournalism Demonstrate a basic knowledge of editing software 2 B C
  3. 3. Grade Assessment Attendances: Quizzes: Assignments: Exhibition 01: Exhibition 02: Exhibition 03: Mid term: Team Work: 10% 05% 10% 15% 15% 15% 20% 10% Total: 100% A D Outline 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. 4. Exhibition 01: Poverty of Bangladesh Exhibition 02: Prosperity of Bangladesh Exhibition 03: Stories of Bangladesh There will be Reading Assignments: Writing Assignments: Photo Assignments: • Spot news • Portraiture • Drama and emotion • Travel or destination photo • Landscape • Wildlife D • Meeting • Product 4 • Politics E • Food F
  5. 5. A sense of curiosity Working with people and finding out what may not be obvious. Artistic aptitude See things creatively. Pictures with emotions that will attract attention to a story. Mechanical aptitude As a photojournalist you will be sent on assignment with a digital camera, a laptop and cell-phone to send information and pictures back instantly. High ethical standards There is a code of ethics requiring high standards and conduct. He or she is representing the reputation of the employer. Quick thinking and adaptability There is a need to expect the unexpected. Not all assignments are appealing; yet the photojournalist must come Rules 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 go with 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 information as you take pictures. Always include a photo credit. (“Photo by...”) 5
  6. 6. Razibul Hossain Senior Lecturer, Media studies and journalism ulab BOOKS 01. RECOMMENDED WEBSITES: Ultimate exposure computer: www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm National Press Photographer's Association: www.nppa.org Photo user's forum: www.photo.net New photo equipment: www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home; www.adorama.com Used photo equipment: www.keh.com Examples of excellent photography: www.digitaljournalist.org/ More excellent photography: ngm.com (National Geographic) Photo stories and essay examples: www.time.com/time/photoessays/ 02. Photojournalism: The Professional’ s Approach, by Kenneth Kobre, (6th Edition), 2008. 03. Truth Needs No Ally: Inside Photojournalism, by Howard Chapnick, University of Missouri, 1994. 04. Useful websites you may want to visit: www.nppa.org http://blogs.nppa.org/region8/ http://www.asmp.org/ http://blogs.nppa.org/visualstudent/ http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/index.jsp http://www.worldpressphoto.nl http://www.poy.org/ http://bop.nppa.org, www.poynter.org http://www.sportsshooter.com http://www.strobist.blogspot.com http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-tips 05. National Geographic: Photo Guide http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/index.html National Geographic: Path to Adventure—Adventure Photography Tipshttp://www.nationalgeographic.com/pathtoadventure/phototips/ National Geographic Traveler: Photography Tips http://www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler/photos/phototips0507/pt.html National Geographic: Photography Field Guide for Kids (hard copy book) http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=64&itemType= PRODUCT&iMainCat=121&iSubCat=199&iProductID=64 National Geographic: Xpeditions—Jimmy Chin's Adventure in Extreme Photography http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/06/g35/jchin.html ARTSEDGE: Kevin Bubriski, on Photography and Place http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/3289/ ARTSEDGE: The Language of Photography http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/3531/

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