Thurs.-Fri.-Fri., Jan. 5th, 6th, and 13th
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
News Photography – James Estrin – Room 438- 14 students max
This workshop led by New York Times senior staff photographer and Lens Blog editor James Estrin will help you improve your photographic skills for use in all media. We will cover the technical and conceptual aspects of basic camera usage, composition, visual vocabulary, photo editing, lighting, and Photoshop. The workshop will concentrate on practical tools and problem solving. We will learn how to handle portraits, news conferences, politics, intimate photo essays, and international conflicts. We will also learn how to photograph while recording audio, shooting video,or reporting for print. An afternoon session will concentrate on producing audio slide shows and cross-platform storytelling. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate photographer, you will learn the tricks of the trade that professional photojournalists use. There will be assignments between Days 2 and 3. Students interested in taking the Photojournalism course in the spring are strongly encouraged to sign up for this workshop.