August 2018 to January 2019
The function of Photojournalism is, and has always been to hold a mirror up to society, so society can look at itself. The great Photojournalists of today and yesterday have kept pace with the times by mirroring it and in their reflection of the world, they have informed and changed the world. By seeing who we are today, we can decide who we want to be tomorrow. With this as background, this Photojournalism course is designed to inspire you to create photojournalistic images of myriad hues people events sports etc for diverse media vehicles from print to social media towards a career in photojournalism.
At Light & Life Academy we believe, whatever the reason for creating an image, the fundamental requirement is a good understanding of the art and science of photography. This will help create images that will draw attention and engage the viewer. The Photojournalism course is entirely digital; with great emphasis on the use of current technology in photography.
There are primarily three things we need to focus on as photojournalists:
As with all professional photography course conducted by LLA, the photojournalism programme too is very well structured. The course is also in line with the way news is reported and consumed today. While we will have emphasis on DSLR photography, we will also be covering cellphone photography and videography relevant to documenting news.
The Photojournalism course will cover general news, breaking news, sports, single picture story, picture sequences and pictures for features, location portraiture, human interest stories, social events etc. History of photojournalism is interwoven through the course. Students are exposed to the issues of style and genre. The Photojournalism course is conducted through lectures, slide shows, assignments, critiques, in-class discussion, field trips, inspirational videos and brainstorming sessions. Assignments include researching, photographing and preparing relevant visual journalistic content and making presentations.
Through the Photojournalism course, the student will be required to create and manage an e-magazine which is to be published once a fortnight on the LLA website.
The students will also be required to do an internship with any media house for a period of 1 month.
6 months (including one month of internship)
Assignment submissions are judged based on the communicative value, quality of content, creativity, originality and how publishable an image/visual story is, in a newspaper or magazine or on a news website, where standards correspond to the industry-wide norm. Punctuality, attendance and participation in class and in-class activities are mandatory.
August 2017 to January 2018 + 1 month of Internship.
The core faculty are Professional Photographers who have made a mark in their chosen areas of photography, with a very good understanding of what it takes to create a technically and aesthetically appealing image, whatever the situation. However, Photojournalism encompasses a larger ecosystem of knowledge and skills. Hence, we will have guest lecturers who are veterans in the field of Visual journalism, practicing journalists from reputed media houses.
The faculty will ensure that you're equipped to create images that documents whatever subjects/event you choose to portray .
The fees include
The Academy will help you find appropriate accommodation to suit your budget.
The Academy follows an open admission policy. You should have a minimum of 15 years of formal education in any subject with a degree. Exceptions will be made for candidates with work experience or life learning experiences, with a minimum of 12 years of formal education. You should be at least 20 years old. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis. It is a three step process:
You have to bring your camera for a test shoot on campus when you come for the interview. The Academy notifies admission status soon after the interview.