Building on the basics of Street Photography, we now go into documentary and photojournalism. Each class will consist of an introduction to the work of famous documentary photographers and various documentary and journalism techniques that students will learn through weekly photo assignments and in class group critiques. Weather permitting, some sessions may take place outdoors.
Throughout the duration of the course, students will work on a photo documentary body of work of their own choice from conception of an idea, through analysis of the subject, to final layout of a series of photographs. Students will showcase their best photographs at PhotoManhattan's exhibit (optional). This course is highly recommended for those who want to take street photography skills to the next level, and to develop their own voice and point of view.
Requirements: Any digital camera. Manual options are highly recommended.
Level of Knowledge Assumed: Digital Photography I or equivalent; Photo II recommended. This course will not cover the how-to's of the camera settings, menus or exposure.
Course Structure Suggestion: Digital Photography I → Street Photography → Digital Photography II → Photo Documentary and Journalism (or take Photo II in parallel).
Note: Should the assigned instructor become suddenly unavailable, we’ll assign a substitute.