Photography - Photojournalism Course

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Course description

Photojournalism course Sydney

Photojournalist’s tell the story of our time. They are the eyes of a community and the recorders of history. They capture fascinating events, figures and the portraits of daily life that chronicle our lives. This course is designed to give you the groundwork in how a press photographer works from conception to capture to newsprint. Learn from an industry professional with over 30 years experience through in class and practical exercises.

Who is this course for?

Whether looking for the work skills to build a career in the field or an enthusiast photographer wanting to master the methods and technical aspects involved in taking commercial quality pictures, this course is for you. Under a trained professional, learn how a press photographer works from conception, to capture, to print. Through in-class and practical exercises build your knowledge, confidence and skillset to work in the field. This course is designed for the intermediate to more experienced photographer and a basic knowledge of DSLR cameras is assumed

Who is your tutor?

With decades of experience as a press photographer and Picture Editor, Stephen is a true all-round photojournalist. Working for News Corp covering breaking news, sport, features and picture stories while delivering to tight deadlines, Stephen has constantly reinvented himself and embraced new technologies in photography and video in a constantly changing media environment. With a passion for underwater photography he has a number of images of whales, whale sharks and seals currently exhibited at Illuminate Gallery. Stephen holds the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) and is committed to imparting his knowledge and wisdom to a new generation of skilled workers and those with an interest in and passion for the world of photojournalism. Below are some of his wonderful images.

Malcom Turnbul's visit to Beijing 2018

Antifa protestors confront a man at a Cronulla riots memorial rally

*Course content
  • A basic history of photojournalism
  • Great photographers past and present
  • Ethics and your rights & responsibilities
  • Safety whilst on assignment
  • Camera equipment needed
  • Camera techniques, lighting and composition
  • Processing, editing and captioning
  • How to successfully present photo essays, feature stories, sporting event coverage, documentaries, portraits and news stories
  • Getting published and finding work
  • Finding your style
  • Expectations of a Picture Editor
  • Finding work & getting published
  • Show students work & constructive feedback
Course outcomes
  • History: Develop a good understanding of the photojournalism industry and the work of great practitioners of the art and skill, past and present.
  • Starting to shoot: Important content covered includes safety whilst on assignment, camera equipment needed, camera techniques, lighting and composition, processing, editing and captioning, reflecting and improving on your work.

During this course we will cover ethics, copyright, your rights and responsibilities, camera techniques, lighting, composition, processing, editing and how to get published or work as a photojournalist. How to shoot sporting fixture, feature story, portrait or daily life and how to add your personal style to it.

Daniel Johns of Silverchair fame 2015 Opera House

What should you bring to class?
  • Pen and note pad for notes
  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with SD Card, tripod optional
  • Any examples of prior work you may have (5 to 10 images would be sufficient)

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.
Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • Vesna said: Stephen is experienced in the subject matter, and was able to explain concepts/ideas with real life examples of situations/work that he had encountered as a press photographer. He was able to tailor to our various skill levels and experience. The course was interesting and enjoyable. Thanks !

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