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.
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.
If you’ve been using Instagram for a while, you would be aware of a very successful (and often very beautiful) account called Humans of New York. The Insta account has now grown to include a web page, Facebook page, and a book. It’s also spawned possibly thousands of storytelling sites just like it.