Portfolio 1

Diploma in Photo Journalism

  • Course Duration : 3 months (Available
    only in Weekends)

Do you want to bring the current happenings to the eyes of people and give them the real feeling of an unforgettable incident like a terrorist attack or a tsunami? Then start acquiring the necessary skill set and expertise. Photo Journalism offers such essential skills and traits to become a successful photojournalist to explore the ever-changing world. Our academy offers a course in Photo Journalism to aspiring students and provides the right support and guidance to achieve their dreams.
Our tutors will show you how to capture a compelling photograph with the available toolkits and equipment that include lights, exposure and composition. After getting experience with various forms of photography, you will get a strong foundation in both photography and journalism. Our tutors encourage students to participate in as many photoshoots as possible to experiment and learn. Thus our academy strives to bring you the highest standards in teaching, complemented by world-class technology.

What is Photo Journalism?

During the 20 th century, many inventions were made, photojournalism is one among them. The art of story-telling with the aid of photographs is known as Photo Journalism. Photo Journalism is distinct from other genres of photography, like documentary photography, social documentary photography, street photography or celebrity photography. When a journalist conveys his/her story through paper and pen, a photojournalist will convey his/her story through real photos and videos. The other name for Photo Journalist is News Photographer.

Eligibility Criteria:

To pursue the program in Photo Journalism, you need to meet the following simple criteria:

Previous Knowledge: No previous experience is required in either Photography or Journalism, as this course is designed for beginners and newcomers. So no prior knowledge or experience is needed.

Educational Qualification: No academic qualification is required. Starting from a school dropout, 10 th (pass), 12 th (pass/fail) to any degree, students can learn the photo journalism course.

Camera: No camera is needed. If you have a professional camera, you can bring it for practice, be it Canon or Nikon or Sony. For those who don’t have a camera, we will provide a professional Digital- SLR camera freely to learn and experiment.
Visualite Academy expects students to be passionate, studious and dedicated to journalism and photography. We believe in and strive for commitment, conviction, and consistency. We encourage our students to participate in every photo shoot and to enjoy the learning.

Career opportunities: To cover domestic, national and international events, a photojournalist in every press is the need of the hour, to capture, collate and produce those events. The standard jobs for photojournalist in the Journalism field are:

  1. Staff Photographer
  2. Reporter
  3. Photo Journalist
  4. Editor
  5. Lecturer
  6. Press Photographer
  7. Video Journalist

Course Duration:

Photo Journalism is a 3-month course (2 hours per day); classes will be held on both weekdays and weekends on a regular basis. Students are advised to choose either a weekday or the weekend batch based on their requirements.

Course Syllabus:

The course syllabus is fully prepared by top professionals, to fill the existing gaps and to meet the contemporary technological updates; every topic is designed to world-class levels.

  1. History of Photojournalism
  2. Ethics of Photojournalism
  3. Camera operation and lighting
  4. Digital imaging
  5. Principles of photo and page design
  6. Types and objectives of news photography
  7. Image editing tools

Private One-to- One Coaching:

Our one-on- one coaching gives the opportunity to learn photojournalism independently and freely. Giving extra attention, developing one’s strong areas and working on the weak points are some of the notable features in these classes. Our tutors will give you enough space to experiment with your camera and to clarify doubts instantly. Thus, we ensure our students are left with no doubts and having a thorough knowledge. At the same time, it also helps our teachers to know the student's level of understanding and to train them accordingly. We provide this program at comparatively affordable rates so that it’s not restricted to the rich only.

After Course Tutoring Support:

For students the right direction matters, especially when it comes to job placement. Visualite Academy offers After Course Tutoring Support program for budding photojournalists to take-off their journey with full confidence and enthusiasm. Once you complete the course in Photojournalism, you will be having the most needed traits like Flexibility, Persistence, and Resourcefulness. Apart from these, you will get expertise in Photography, Writing, Digital Editing, and so on. Hence, when you apply for a job, you will be fully equipped to handle any type of complex assignment. To meet the odds and succeed as a successful professional photojournalist, you need to take our support and guidance to ensure your entry into the media industry is smooth and hassle- free.

Starting from the paparazzo to a war correspondent, anything you aspire to become our tutors will help you achieve it. Our teachers are highly professionals possessing diverse experience in photography and media industry, they will teach you all the tricks of the trade in a fair manner. If you want to widen your scope or develop your existing skills, you can enroll in our other courses on Photography, Videography, Visual Communication, FCP Editing, commercial filmmaking and aerial film making and so on. If you are an old student, you can avail the discount price on next course you attend. Be it a 1-Day Crash course or 2-Day Workshop, part-time or full-time Professional Photography Course or a six-month Diploma certificate course, we always give significance to your commitment and inquisitiveness.

Quick Enquiry