Photojournalism employs images to tell a news or feature story. Whether you want to pursue photojournalism as a career or simply want to be a ‘citizen’ journalist, this course will help you capture a moment in time through powerful imagery. This course is ideal for novice photographers with moderate computer skills.
The Certificate of Photojournalismis an online program that will provide the knowledge and skills required to capture, publish and submit your photos for publication online or in print.
In this professional development course, you will learn about ethical dilemmas faced by photojournalists, as well as how to generate ideas for photo stories and shoot according to specific criteria.
You will also learn to meet editorial and publishing requirements, publish work online using online management systems, communicate with others in the publishing process and gain the writing skills to accompany images.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the foundation knowledge and skills that will set you on the path to a career as a photojournalist.
Unit – Photojournalism
Topic 1 - A short history of photojournalism
History of photojournalism
Topic 2 - Ethics and photojournalism
What is ethics
Schools of Philosophy
Digital manipulation and ethics
How ethical is digital manipulation
Codes of ethics
Guidelines for making ethical decisions
Ethics in practice
Topic 3 - What should I photograph?
Things to consider
Camera techniques to help with composition
Principles of photographic composition
Qualities of the components
Effects of different angles on the subject
Topic 4 - How should I photograph it?
Terms to learn and understand
Depth of field
Digital vs conventional photography
Development of photographic style
Equipment and materials
Topic 5 - Photo stories / editing images
Ethics of digital manipulation
Controversy of fairy photos
Correctly interpreting photos
Topic 6 - Publishing opportunities
Writing a cover letter
Creating a job hunt database
How to get work
How to find a job
What type of clients do you want
Topic 7 - Working to specification / problem based learning
Topic 8 - Publishing using online management systems
Types of digital files
Topic 9 - Taking photos and submitting images
Portraiture vs photojournalism
Sports photography using a digital SLR
Photographing an event
Submitting images for publication
Topic10 - Writing articles and captions to accompany your image
Sentences and phrases
Writing effective sentences
Choosing effective words
Writing a news article
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
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Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
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I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.