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Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Portfolio Preparation

Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Portfolio Preparation

London College of Communication
Taught by
A respected industry expert


Taught in our high-spec studios and on location, by the end of the course you will have a strong, individual portfolio reflecting your personal approach to your photojournalism work.

Photography can communicate new stories compellingly and with urgency. This inspiring and intensive course will enable you to develop your technical skills whilst giving you a sound introduction to the field of photojournalism and documentary photography. You will be taught how to capture a situation so it tells a news story through a series of images.

The focus is on creating new work as well as selecting and presenting existing work. By the end of the course you will have created a sound portfolio you can use to support an application for a photojournalism or documentary photography degree.

You will receive individual tuition on the content and presentation of your portfolio. A key part of the course is presenting your work for feedback and questions from your classmates. In return you will learn appropriate ways to critique other students' work.

Please note this course is suitable for you if you are applying for further study at LCC, but does not guarantee entry.

Topics Covered

  • Contemporary theory and practice:case-studies
  • Current debates in the field: privacy, ethics and media relations
  • Individual project work
  • Presenting your work
  • The differences between documentary photography and photojournalism
  • Storytelling with images
  • Preparing work for editors and making contact
  • Progression advice and guidance
  • One-to-one and group tutorials
  • Presentations and peer critiques

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Have new material for your portfolio
  • Edit and present existing work in new ways
  • Describe the differences between photojournalism and documentary photography
  • Talk about your work in an interview
  • Understand how to get your work in front of industry professionals

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you if you have some previous photography experience and are interested in further study or a career in the industry.

You should have your own DSLR and know how to use it on manual settings.It will be useful experience with post-production software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Follow Up Courses
Once you have taken this course you may be interested in BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography or BA (Hon) Photography.


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Tutor Description

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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