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London College of Communication
Taught by
Teri Pengilley, A respected industry expert


Telling a story through a series of images is a calculated and precise process that requires a whole range of skills, knowledge and experience. This 3-day course is designed to give you insight into the practice. We will explore the history of photojournalism, analyse the work of renowned and influential photojournalists, then exploring the realities of and opportunities in today’s marketplace.

The course will provide you with the skills to communicate a story effectively by developing your own photo essay. Explore the technicalities and issues surrounding the practice from a working photojournalist who will teach you everything you need to know from taking detailed shots and portraits, how to develop creativity in your images, and understanding the legal and ethical aspects of photojournalism.

Topics Covered

  • How to communicate a story effectively in a photo essay
  • Technical issues surrounding the practice of photojournalism
  • Detail shots
  • Portraits
  • How to develop creativity in your images
  • Understanding the legal and ethical aspects of photojournalism

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

  • Understand the history of photojournalism
  • Understand today's market place
  • Research a story and communicate it visually
  • Develop creative, visual and technical abilities
  • Edit photographs and create and present a portfolio or photo-essay

Who Should Attend
Photographers and enthusiasts who have an interest in editorial or documentary photography and would like to explore it further before committing to a longer course or people looking to improve the documentation of their travels or charity work.

Beginner/Intermediate: You should have basic computer knowledgeand know how to use a camera competently.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to continue your digital education with Adobe Photoshop for Photographers: Beginners or enhance your documentary story with Effective Writing for Journalists.

"The course is delivered to a very high standard; the tutor is an industry practitioner and this reflected upon the quality of delivery & infectious passion for the subject. Overall the course is excellent, discovered so much in 3 days! the tutor is patient, demonstrating the ability to accommodate for the various learner styles in the group. I personally enjoyed expanding technical knowledge upon the theme of portraiture photography, developing & documenting a chosen theme with the opportunity to explore the notion of Photojournalism vs Documentary Photography, in addition the concept of capturing an audience through the use of sound. The balance between theory and practical activity kept us all engaged. The critical feedback given throughout the course was appropriate. The tutor worked exceptionally hard to ensure that learning took place, she is an inspirational figure - who has a wealth of experience, yet remains very humble. Thanks"

"I thought the course was really excellent. The tutor was the reason. She was clearly very skilled and knowledgeable, enthusiastic about the subject. More importantly she put a mass of energy and time into the 3 days; her contribution far exceeded the hours in the days. The environment was very good and the locality provides an excellent context for the subject of the course."

Tutor Description

Teri Pengilley Since completing a postgraduate course in Photojournalism at the London College of Printing in June 2000, Teri Pengilley has worked as an editorial photographer both nationally and internationally. Her work includes five months covering Iraq after the 2003 invasion and documentary work in Sri Lanka and Indonesia following the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. Based in London and working mostly for The Independent, The Guardian and Save the Children, Teri has had work exhibited in solo and group exhibitions. She’s also been published in national and international publications including The Times, The New York Times, The Age and Vogue. 

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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