Photojournalists are witnesses and documenters of history, and journalistic photography is an important agent of social change.
A list of our weekly exercises, which you’ll need to post as a portfolio of work in a gallery on your WordPress sites for assessment. Feel free to interpret each in any way you want to, though the theme of each photograph should be clear to a viewer.
You can also do more than one photo for each theme. The more we shoot, the better we get 🙂
#portrait by a window
#high key (not the musical kind!)
#low key (^ Ditto)
#rule of thirds
#5photosofarelative (that convey character and tell a story)
#ChinatownSydney (you can find the brief here)
#strangerinthestreet (in the style of Magnum photographer Trent Parke‘s street photography)
#product (two photos)
In his video, iPhone photographer Emil Pakarklis explains seven really simple techniques you can use to make your mobile photography good. As with DSLR and larger format photography, the key ingredients are light, composition, and perspective or point of view.
Today we’ll have a brief look at the history of news photography and the “news” in news photography; we’ll consider photographers as journalists and vice versa (the blurred lines of being multiskilled) – and the importance of knowing the story and recognising the most significant element(s).
As with any creative pursuit, it’s hard to become a great practitioner unless you look at other people’s work. By far the best way to learn to write well is to read a lot (and then write a lot). It’s exactly the same with singing, dancing, painting and … photography.