PHOTOJOURNALISM 3

VPA3PJ3

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Subject 3 of 6 Subjects. The subject continues to consolidate and extend the student's skill base. We introduce students to narrative, including the use of audio and image - an exciting development, opening vast possibilities for the use of still image and sound. Student knowledge will be enriched, both for those aspiring to a career in the photographic arena, and the student who is undertaking study to enhance their skill and conceptual base. At week 5 students to commence research and visual exploration of assignment 3. Students must have access to Photoshop CS3,4,5 etc. Photoshop Elements is acceptable but NOT desirable. A DSLR camera using a memory card is mandatory. To view work by students in online Photojournalism visit La Trobe Link http://tlweb.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/photojournalism/

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites VPA1PJ2 or VPA2PJ2 or VPA3PJ2

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects VPA2PJ3

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsErnst Haas: Color Correction,RecommendedProdger, P, Ewing, W 2011STEIDL
ReadingsJames Welling: Light sources 1992-2005,RecommendedWelling, J 2009STEIDL
ReadingsMagnum Contact Sheets,RecommendedLubben, K 2011THAMES & HUDSON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. CRITICAL THINKING/CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: Develop cognitive and technical ability in the use of required technologies. Analyse project opportunities and develop creative solutions.

Activities:
Evaluation of influences of professional outcomes both technical and conceptual Creative problem solving demonstrated by project outcomes in assignment and folio presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

02. ETHICAL AND CULTURAL AWARENESS: Show an awareness of social, cultural and ethical issues at all times. To act appropriately at all times, and at all stages of visual documentation - from prior research through to post production.

Activities:
Develop a broad knowledge base to the specific Visual Art disciplines. Across the 6 Units specific lectures are devoted to this subject
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

03. INQUIRY/RESEARCH: Conduct qualitative research into situations, events to be visually documented. Research should provide multi layered and complex information about potential documentary subject.

Activities:
Assignments that must be researched prior to visual documentation occurring. At least two assignments of this type each semester
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research

04. VISUAL COMMUNICATION: Exhibit professional outcomes in contemporary photographic and photojournalistic practice

Activities:
Continually evaluate student outcomes against industry and professional examples. Assignment outcomes demonstrate development of technical and conceptual abilities tthat visually articulate and communicate to the viewer in a multi layered and complexway

05. VISUAL EXPRESSION THROUGH PRAXIS: To develop a creative and individual approach to design outcomes. To develop a creative and individual approach to design outcomes.

Activities:
To promote personal development

06. WRITING: Communicate effectively, precisely and convincingly in written documentation appropriate to project needs, language and style appropriate to the project - that is either media organisation or exhibition venue.

Activities:
Artist Statements required for Gallery Exhibition Submission. Caption writing skills as specified by media organisations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing

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