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45 - PAM - Press and Media

PAM 110 - Documentary Photography and Photojournalism

Code Start Date Duration Venue
PAM 110 12 June 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PAM 110 07 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PAM 110 02 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PAM 110 27 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PAM 110 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

For those having a talent in photography, and want to make their career in this direction, this course will tell them how to use their talent in this direction. By the end of it, they will be equipped with a thorough grounding in the discipline. They will understand the differences between a single shot and a series of photos meant to document an event. It will also give them practical techniques on how to take impressive photos. Get ready to see the world around them in a new way and produce a documentary project. 

Course Objectives

  • Explore and record human experience
  • Develop a wider vision of the practice and potential of documentary photography and photojournalism
  • Capture the essence of photographed subject
  • Take speaking shots
  • Present your photos 

Who Should Attend?

  • Amateur photographers
  • Photojournalists
  • Journalists
  • Anyone interested in photojournalism and documentary photography 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Documentary photography vs. photojournalism
  • The rules of documentary photography
  • Setting the scene
  • Creating a legacy
  • Researching about story
  • Documentary photography in conflict zones

Day 2

  • The art of photography
  • Film and digital cameras
  • Types of photography
  • Photo shooting techniques and tools
  • Camera parts and usage
  • Camera setting

Day 3

  • Types of lenses and their uses
  • ISO and White Balance
  • Natural and artificial light
  • Studio flash
  • Speed light
  • Built in camera flash
  • Mixing flash
  • Ambient flash
  • Reflectors

Day 4

  • Tripods and supports
  • Composition
  • Photo processing
  • Photo transmissıon
  • Caption
  • Sport journalism

Day 5

  • Institutional culture
  • Specialty journalism
  • Project presentations
  • Practicing
  • Common mistakes in photography