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ഞാന്‍ ഒരു ആല്ബം് ഡിസൈനര്‍ ആണ്. ഇന്സ്റ്റി റ്റ്യൂട്ടില്‍ വരുമ്പോള്‍ DSLR ഫോട്

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Professional Diploma in Art of Photojournalism

Convey Reality with True Story Telling Images

Photographers convey their messages through their images while journalists convey their messages by reporting the facts through their writings.

Photojournalists are those who tell news story through their story telling photographs and effective writings. In this competitive world, one has to be equally skilled with the camera techniques, writing skills, photo designing skills and able to market it for the survival of their profession as photojournalist. This specialized knowledge utilized in a proper angle and right time leads the photojournalist to contribute to the socio-economic, political matters, sudden circumstances, controversial issues, destruction and development of various sectors of the society.

Photojournalism is a field where story telling images play a vital role for those wishing to pursue it as their career. Photojournalism is for sure a noble as well as an adventurous profession. And individuals aspirant and interested in pursuing it as their career must be indeed ready to cope up with the ups and downs, risk and comfort of this field.

What you are going to learn?

Developing the skill of writing along with the capturing of images is the highlighting part in this course. Students are engaged with experimenting both the camera techniques and writing ability. Students here learn various possibilities of reporting the facts and situations in the most effective manner.

Explore your Curriculum

Course for Photojournalism consists of a right combination of theoretical aspects and practical experience throughout the course. The required skills and knowledge for ones success in this field is developed step by step through assignments and direct approach. The course curriculum of this photojournalism makes one ready to compete and excel in their future career.

PART 1

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

Meaning, definition of History in photography

CAMERA

Basic camera, similar parts of a camera and their basic function Camera accessories

TYPES OF CAMERA

Classification of cameras along the basis of picture size, focusing arrangements, viewfinder systems and universal use. 35mm compact, 35mm SLR, Digital SLR, 120 film type TLR and SLR, instant (Polaroid) cameras, large format cameras and various digital cameras, Construction of digital image sensor, Pixel, Resolution and Sharpness.

FILTERS IN PHOTOGRAPHY

What is a filter? Types of filter, U.V., Polarizing, ND, Soft Focus and other special effect filters

MODES OF CAMERA

Understanding of different modes of camera and their function like aperture, shutter speed, ISO. Construction and types of shutter. Shutter timings and shutter speeds. Use of specific shutter speed depending upon lighting conditions, type of photography etc. Aperture and their corresponding f-numbers and its use

EXPOSURE

Meaning and definition of Exposure, F-number and shutter speed relationship and Equivalent exposure settings

FOCUS

How to focus the image manually and auto, Focus area mode, AF Mode etc...

HISTOGRAMS

A histogram is a graph counting how many pixels are at each level between black and white.

DEPTH OF FIELD

Different factors affecting DOF such as aperture size, subject distance and focal length Making use of the knowledge of DOF in photography

EXPOSURE METERING

Metering is the brains behind how your camera determines the shutter speed and aperture, based on lighting conditions and ISO speed. Metering options often include partial, evaluative zone or matrix, center-weighted and spot metering.

INTRODUCTION TO COLORS

Getting correct color balance in a photograph and setting white balance in digital camera Custom white balance. Colors, Primary and secondary colors, complementary colors, color of light, etc…

WHITE BALANCE

White balance (WB) is the process of removing unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo.

PICTURE STYLE

Picture Style function brings together the settings for image processing parameters (previously tone curve, sharpness and contrast) and colour matrix settings (previously standard, portrait, high and low saturation and Adobe RGB).

UNDERSTANDING OF DIGITAL IMAGE

Understanding of different formats and resolutions of photographs like Raw, JPG and Tiff.

PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ART AND ELEMENTS OF COMPOSITION

Elementary rules of composition,Rule of thirds, figures and lines, Composing different types of subjects such as portraits, landscape and action

PHOTOGRAPHY DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Photography design principles are simply some widely accepted guidelines for composing a photograph that add to its impact and make it all the more pleasing and interesting to the human eye.

ANGLE & SHOTS

Different angles and shots in photography

RULE OF THIRDS

The “Rule of Thirds” one of the first things that budding digital photographers learn about in classes on photography and rightly so as it is the basis for well balanced and interesting shots.

GESAULT LAW IN PHOTOGRAPHY

How Gesault Law can apply in Photography and importance of Gestalt Law

SEMIOTICS IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Semiotics is the study of the social, cultural, and historical processes through which signs such as photographs acquire and circulate meaning. It is a useful critical approach with which to challenge simplistic beliefs in the realism of the photographic image.

GOLDEN RATIO

How Golden Ratio could give you a long mathematical explanation, but let's just say it's the mathematical formula for aesthetically pleasing composition.

THE NATURE OF LIGHT AND COLOR

Nature of light. Spectrum of light. Colors and their characteristics Color synthesis and color vision.

SOURCE OF LIGHT AND LIGHTING

Natural light: Advantages and disadvantages of bright sun light. Controlling contrast by filling in shadows with reflectors and portable flash Back lighting, silhouettes. Artificial light: Tungsten lighting, flash units, fluorescent lighting etc.

Studio lighting :Studio flash unit and its accessories such as umbrellas, soft boxes, spot grids, snoot etc. Various lighting techniques for portraiture (modeling) and Incident light reading with flash meters

PART 2

Introduction to journalism

History; theory; art and craft and economics of print media.

Introduction to reporting 

The process and challenges of gathering of news and collecting stories; credibility of information and news judgment; the role of news agencies.

Introduction to editorial writing 

Elements of editorial research and writing for the print media.

Introduction to news editing 

Rewriting; headline writing; page make up and news reporting and story writing for the print media

Introduction to photo journalism 

Photo layout, cropping, sizing and writing outlines.

Introduction to writing for magazines 

The art of writing articles to inform, help solve a problem, persuade about a particular view point or entertain the reader

Introduction to interviews for pint media 

Researching the subject matter of and knowing the background of the person to be interviewed; preparing and phrasing the questions; paying attention to the answers etc.

Introduction to advertising 

Basics of advertising theory and practice; advertising as marketing communication and social information.

Introduction to newspaper and magazine design 

Production techniques for tabloid and standard newspaper and magazine design.

Introduction to laws and ethics in journalism 

Freedom of the press; privileges and responsibilities of the journalistic the press council.

One line Journalism 

The challenges and opportunities offered by the world wide web to print media organizations; hands on introduction to journalistic writing for on line publication using state of the art software.

DURATION AND IMPORTANT DATES

Course Starts from : 2nd August 2017

Admission: Started  |  First come first serve basis | Seats limited to 24 Seats only

Duration : 1 year | 2nd August 2017 to 30th May 2018

FEE STRUCTURE AND PAYMENT PLAN

Registration Fees : Rs.5,500 + 15% service tax = Rs.6325/- 

Course Fees : Rs.2,00,000/- + 15% service tax = 2,30,000/-  

Tax of total course fees need to be paid additional, as applicable.

Easy Pay :

  • At the time of Admission (Last date 15July 2017): Rs.5,500 + 15% service tax = Rs.6325/-
  • 1st Semester Payment (Last date 15 July 2017)Rs.1,00,000 + 15% service tax = Rs.1,15,000/-
  • 2nd semester Payment (Last date 5 December 2017)Rs.1,00,000 + 15% service tax = Rs.1,15,000/-

OTHER EXPENSES

  • Caution Deposit (Last date 2nd Aug 2017): Rs.5000/-
  • Uniform and other Fees (Last date 2nd Aug 2017): Rs.5000/-
  • Travel Expenses (Last date 20 Aug 2017): Rs. 30,000/- (Wildlife and Photojournalism specialization Tours in India)

The Trust National Education And Research Foundation holds the right to provide food and accommodation to all the Creative Hut PDAP - 2017 batch students in the INSTITUTE CAMPUS only, without charging any cost. Candidates and their respected Parents are hereby informed that the food and accommodation for the admitted students to one year PDAP 2017 batch will be completely FREE in the institute during their course of study. 

Global Affiliations

Canon Authorized Training Centre

National Education And Research Foundation

ELIGIBILITY

  • Minimum 12th pass from any state or central Board

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EQUIPMENTS

EVERY ARTIST NEEDS A TOOLKIT. MEET YOURS

Camera is not important the person who works behind the camera is important. But you must buy a DSLR Camera. We suggest some camera and lenses for your purchases. Those who have the Laptop you must bring to the campus.

  • Macro Photography = A DSLR + Macro Lens / Extension Tube
  • Landscape / Architecture / Interior Photography = A DSLR + Zoom Lens + Wide Angle / Fish Eye Lens.
  • Fashion/ Wedding Photography = A DSLR + Zoom Lens + Wide Angle / Fish Eye Lens.
  • Street / Documentary/ Portrait Photography = A DSLR + Zoom Lens + Prime Lens.
  • Wildlife Photography = A DSLR + Zoom Lens + Tele Lenses + Tele Convertor

YOUR FUTURE

YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE. NOW.

This program is designed for students seeking an artistic career in photography. It’s also well-suited to professionals of all levels in the photography, creative, design, business aspects of the industry seeking to enhance, broaden, and strengthen an existing skill-set, particularly in the areas of concept and story development as it relates to character photography.

Possible Careers

  • Documentary Photographer
  • Wedding Photographer
  • Function Photographer
  • Wildlife Photographer
  • Forensic Photographer
  • Fine art Photographer
  • Product Photographer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Macro Photographer
  • Food Photographer
  • Album Designer
  • Photo Journalist
  • Photo Editor

CUSTOMIZED PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES AVAILABLE

As per ones requirement and eager to learn photography in short span; we organize customised courses such as Basic Photography course, Portrait Lighting Course, Adobe Lightroom, Album Designing Course, DSLR Videography Course, Video Editing Course.

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