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Photojournalism, Documentary and the Photo Essay

Glenn Lockitch
  • Term: Term Four 2017
  • Start Date: 9 Oct 2017
  • End Date: 27 Nov 2017
  • Time: Mondays 6pm–9pm
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Teacher: Glenn Lockitch
  • Level: Beginner , Intermediate
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

Do you have a burning desire to tell a story through photographs? This comprehensive photojournalism and documentary photography course guides you through the practice and theory of developing great photo essays and telling personal stories through images. Glenn Lockitch also covers the essential camera functions for manual shooting mode and how to ‘see’ good lighting and timing opportunities. He helps build your confidence and teaches you about the best ways to approach people and make contacts, how to get your work seen and published, and about copyright issues, legal rights, freedom of speech, ethics and safety issues. Glenn will review and critique your photo essays, help you structure your photos into a cohesive photo essay, show you editing software techniques (including captioning, use of metadata, sizing of images and data/file storage) and present examples of other photojournalists’ work. You will go out for at least two practical shooting sessions on a Saturday afternoon, including visiting a photojournalism exhibition. On the last night all students will have an opportunity to see their work projected as a slide show.

Glenn Lockitch

Glenn Lockitch is an award-winning independent human rights and environmental photojournalist who has been photographing in Australia and overseas for 25 years. His work has been published and exhibited widely and he has travelled and worked with Greenpeace’s Sea Shepherd to Antarctica on numerous occasions. Glenn teaches photojournalism and photography at the Australian Centre for Photography and Sydney Photographic Workshops and is currently completing a Research Masters in Visual Arts (Photojournalism).

Your lecturer will discuss all other materials in the first class; however for the first class bring the following:

Your choice of camera equipment, most importantly camera body/ies and lense/s

Examples of your their photographic work this can be on a usb/hard drive or they can bring or as prints

Additional materials and equipment will be discussed during the course

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential