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)
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.