Day(s): Fri 10:00am - 1:40pm
Location: 20 Cooper Square, room 655
Course ID: JOUR-UA 203, section 001
Instructor(s): Kathy Willens
Syllabus: Download PDF
This course will train you to think, see, and take photos visually and journalistically. Using a 35mm SLR digital or film camera, you’ll learn how professional photojournalists make story-telling photographs suitable for publication in newspapers, magazines or online. By practicing the same skills professional photojournalists use, you will learn to document daily life and special events and how to capture fleeting moments with a camera. By semester’s end, you should have a basic understanding of the history of photojournalism and the impact photographs have on society, legal and ethical concerns of photojournalists, digital production of photographs, and the importance of captions and text accompanying those photos. You should also have a variety of photojournalistic images suitable for an entry-level portfolio.
You are expected to develop story ideas, cover events, edit your own photographs and produce your own digitally scanned images using Adobe Photoshop, and burn them onto CD’s or DVD’s for classroom viewing and critiques.
This is NOT a darkroom or basic photography class. The emphasis is on taking and editing pictures. A basic understanding of camera operation and exposure is required. All film and print developing or digital processing, is to be done outside of class.