Aims and objectives
Subject matters: Photojournalism and storytelling photography
This opens up to a view of the photographic image for building up a new form of photographic language: telling stories and communicating a thought or a point of view.
In this module we study storytelling techniques for photojournalism, for traveling photography, news photography, and documentary photography. The students are motivated to develop a photojournalistic project. Computer work and techniques of digital photography will be of paramount importance. Works produced at this level are usually used by the students for the development of a professional portfolio.
The students are motivated to produce articles for publication on the blog of the school InTheDarkroom. The articles, accompanied by the final editing of one or more projects of photographic reports are completed with the teacher and the school. School and teachers act, at this stage of the course, like news agencies and photo editors to test the students capability and their market skills for publishing their works.
This course is part of the Photography and Multimedia Academic Professional One-year Course (taught in English language) which is divided in 9 courses (modules) of one-month each. Students can attend modules separately. In order to be entitled with the Professional Certificate, the academic course must be completed with all the 9 modules and a final exam.
Attention, please: all the Photography Professional One-month Courses 40 Hours listed in the English section of this website are part of the Photography and Multimedia Academic Professional One-year Course. All the programs are focused towards a multi-medial use of the images and courses are modular type. Each module is a course of one month (4 weeks). Each course is taught in English language.
If you want to learn in Italian language or either your goal is Fine-Art photography rather then Multimedia, please check out the “Fotografia Professionale Corsi Mensili 40 ore” on the Italian section of this website, which are parts of the Photography Fine-Art Academic Professional One-year Course (taught in Italian language only).
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The “Professional Photographer and Multimedia Expert” can be easily employed in a wide and diverse range of fields, such as photography, publishing industry, video and audio making. This professional figure can take pictures and videos that demand different styles and techniques, combining creativity and technical knowledge.
After completing the program and successfully passing both the modules and final exams, the student be issued a Professional Certificate in Photography and Multimedia Communications. Our Professional Certificate is recognised by the Ministry of Italian Education, in accordance with the law. (For more information, see the “Certificates” web page)
Prerequisites and requirements
The course starts from a beginner level, so no previous knowledge of photography is required. To entry in a following module requires a knowledge of all the topics described in the preceding modules. Please check all preceding modules before to apply. Students should own gears and materials as listed at the page Student Guide.
Combine this course with language course
If you like, you can combine this course with Language lessons, at your choice. Please visit the page Combined courses and inquiry us for any help in combining the two courses.
(Module 5.) Photojournalism and storytelling
Main topics of the course:
What is photojournalism
Photojournalism yesterday and nowadays
The new multimedia challenge
Shooting in ambient lighting
The artificial lighting
Introduction to the flash unit for the camera
Central and curtain shutters
Flash synchronization problems
The square rule and the exposure with the flash
Creative use of the flash unit
Direct and bounce lighting
Lenses and equipments for the photojournalism
How to shoot fast in action: manual modes vs automatic modes
The use of the autofocus
Metadata, IPTC, EXIF and how to use them for the photojournalism task.
The access problem
Study of important photographers which work or left their footprint in this subject matter field.