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Photo Journalism Introduction

Level 3 / ABC Awards / SH226

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain or improve their skills in photo journalism and marketing their images and copy to a range of published media.

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WAS £275.00

NOW £206.25 or only £100.00 initial deposit

course duration: 90 hrs

study type: paper

Course Description

The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to produce professional standard photo journalistic articles and to know how to market them. During the course students will examine two key elements:

1) The practice of freelance journalism and the skills of gathering news

2) Combining photography and writing to produce reports and articles for publication

Students will receive all the necessary learning knowledge and understanding needed to successfully complete this course. 

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you.

Modules

Part A Introduction to Freelance Journalism

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

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

Previous Knowledge

There are no formal entry requirements and no previous experience is required to take this course.

Assessment

Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

course description

Course Description

The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to produce professional standard photo journalistic articles and to know how to market them. During the course students will examine two key elements:

1) The practice of freelance journalism and the skills of gathering news

2) Combining photography and writing to produce reports and articles for publication

Students will receive all the necessary learning knowledge and understanding needed to successfully complete this course. 

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

There are no formal entry requirements and no previous experience is required to take this course.

assessment

Assessment

Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

support

Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

modules

Modules

Part A Introduction to Freelance Journalism

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

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

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.