Course Details

This is an introductory course in photojournalism and builds on material introduced in Craft and other courses during the first semester. It is structured as a hands-on workshop. Instruction will progress from basic camera operation and the news “one shot” to more comprehensive, long-form visual storytelling. Using the journalism school’s Canon dSLRs (those who have equivalent cameras of their own are encouraged to use them), students will learn how to shoot portraits, cover news events and produce photo essays. The course will also teach post-production skills (Adobe Photoshop) and address how to present photos to editors and news outlets. Intro photo is structured as a stand-alone course as well as a precursor to the advanced photo course.