Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Portfolio Preparation

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Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Portfolio Preparation:

Taught in our high-spec studios and on location, this course includes a personal online follow-up tuition session and you will receive expert guidance as you develop work you can use to apply for further study. By the end of the course you will have a strong, individual portfolio reflecting your personal approach to your photojournalism work.

Photography can communicate new stories compellingly and with urgency. This inspiring and intensive course will enable you to develop your technical skills whilst giving you a sound introduction to the field of photojournalism and documentary photography. You will be taught how to capture a situation so it tells a news story through a series of images.

The focus is on creating new work as well as selecting and presenting existing work. By the end of the course you will have created a sound portfolio you can use to support an application for a photojournalism or documentary photography degree.

You will receive individual tuition on the content and presentation of your portfolio. A key part of the course is presenting your work for feedback and questions from your classmates. In return you will learn appropriate ways to critique other students' work.

Please note this course is suitable for you if you are applying for further study at LCC, but does not guarantee entry.

Topics Covered

Contemporary theory and practice: case-studies
Current debates in the field: privacy, ethics and media relations
Individual project work
Presenting your work
The differences between documentary photography and photojournalism
Storytelling with images
Preparing work for editors and making contact
Progression advice and guidance
One-to-one and group tutorials
Presentations and peer critiques
One-to-one online follow up - tuition follow up

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

Have new material for your portfolio
Edit and present existing work in new ways
Describe the differences between photojournalism and documentary photography
Talk about your work in an interview
Understand how to get your work in front of industry professionals

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you if you have some previous photography experience and are interested in further study or a career in the industry.

Follow Up Courses
Once you have taken this course you may be interested BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography or BA (Hon) Photography.

Additional entry requirements

You should have your own DSLR and know how to use it on manual settings. It will be useful experience with post-production software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Course info



Southwark, SE1 6SB


11:00am - 5:00pm


5 days, 5 weeks


Full time


No Qualification

From: £726

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