2014 - Fall

Methods and Practice: Visual Reporting

Course Number: JOUR-UA 203, section 001

Day & Time: Friday 10:00am-1:40pm

Location: 20 Cooper Square, room 655

Instructor: Kathy Willens

• Learn to use a digital SLR camera. Practice the skills and techniques professionals use to produce storytelling
images. Learn to capture fleeting moments, document daily life and special events. By semester’s end, you
should have a basic understanding of the impact photographs have on society, the legal and ethical concerns
of photojournalists, digital production of photographs, and the importance of captions and text
accompanying photos. You should also have a variety of photojournalistic images suitable for an entry-level
• Learn to cover local events, develop your own story ideas, edit and scan your photographs using Adobe
Photoshop, Elements, or other image-editing programs. Share your photos with classmates.
• This is NOT a basic photography class. A portion of the class will be devoted to learning basic digital camera
skills. The emphasis is on taking and editing good pictures. A basic understanding of camera operation and
exposure is recommended.