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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
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
Demonstrate a critical awareness of the capacities, limitations
and socio-professional implications of photojournalism
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of editing software
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
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
Exhibition 01: Poverty of Bangladesh
Exhibition 02: Prosperity of Bangladesh
Exhibition 03: Stories of Bangladesh
There will be
• Spot news
• Drama and emotion
• Travel or destination photo
A sense of curiosity
Working with people and finding out what may not be obvious.
See things creatively. Pictures with emotions that will attract attention to a story.
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
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
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...”)
Media studies and journalism
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
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)
National Geographic: Xpeditions—Jimmy Chin's Adventure in Extreme Photography
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/