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Introduction to Freelance Photo Journalism Level 2

Open Study College
Course summary
419 GBP
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Do you want to boost your skills in photo journalism? This course will allow you to explore how tomarket images and copy to a range of published media and combinephotography and writing to produce reports and articles for publication. Just what you need to kick-start your career.

Part A Introduction to Freelance Journalism

This gives you an overview of the basic skills needed to be a freelance journalist.

This section of the course will cover the following topics:

Unit 1: Introduction to Freelance Journalism

  • What is news?
  • The elements of news
  • News in the community
  • Community newspapers

Unit 2: What makes a good Freelance Journalist?

  • What makes a good Freelance Journalist?
  • The function of a Freelance Journalist

Unit 3: Gathering the News

  • The beat system
  • Sources and tools

Unit 4: Interviewing

  • Preparing mechanically for interviews
  • Developing note-taking skills
  • Picking the interview location
  • Conduct pre-interview research
  • Conduct the interview
  • Conduct the post-interview

Part B Introduction to Photo Journalism

This gives you again the basic skills to needed to combine photography and writing together into a good combined package of skills.

Unit 5: Understanding Photo Journalism

  • Taking photographs for publication
  • Two visual considerations
  • Depth of field
  • Isolating a subject
  • Lenses and perspectives
  • Composition
  • The principles of composition
  • Action in still photographs
  • Stopping action.

Unit 6: Obtain and Record Cutline Information

  • Who gathers cutline information?
  • How to record the information
  • What to record
  • Match up the information with the photograph
  • When to record the information
  • Sports photography hints
  • Filing cutline information

Unit 7: Writing a photographic Cutline

  • Introduction
  • The four-part cutline
  • Equipment available

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