Photojournalism & News Photography by SOOC

Instructors: Menelaos Myrillas, Nick Paleologos

The program is designed to equip students with a set of knowledge and skills so that they can work successfully in the ever-changing media landscape. The lessons are taught by the SOOC photojournalists, who are some of the most prominent professionals in the field.

Teaching focuses on contemporary approaches to visual journalism, critical thinking, research, storytelling strategies, editing images, writing proper text and captions, and the social role of photography. Students are trained under real-world reporting conditions, will have unique access to Parliament’s plenary sessions, and will cover major political events and events of the day. Upon completion of the program, students will have acquired the theoretical and technical foundations required for a career in reportage and photo-documentary, having additionally created a personal portrait with a strong narrative structure that can be used professionally.

The program is completed in 25 courses of a total duration of 90 hours. The lessons will be held every Friday afternoon at the school, except for the external sessions, which will be announced once the political calendar has been finalized. For the registration the necessary prerequisite is the presentation of the indicative work of the interested person.

Lessons

TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR PHOTOJOURNALIST
NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
BREAKING NEWS
SOCIAL ISSUES
DAILY LIFE
FEATURE STORIES

Taught by: Menelaos Myrillas

Photojournalists are accustomed to working under unforeseen circumstances and must always be able to create technically sound images in any lighting condition. In the lesson, Menelaos Myrillas will equip the students with all the technical skills they need and will prepare them properly to go out with confidence in their next mission. Optimal use of existing lighting, understanding speedlight flashes on camera and outside with indoor or outdoor portrait applications, are some of the topics that will be analyzed.

Taught by: Menelaos Myrillas & Nick Paleologos

This course focuses on political photojournalism, through the coverage of parliamentary conferences, press conferences, political campaigns and demonstrations. Students will learn to evaluate their photos and upload them on time to the agency platform, with emphasis on editing, adding the appropriate caption that accompanies photography, and key words to easily find it in the photographic bases. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to meet the SOOC envoy in Brussels, Aris Economou, to learn how to work at the round table and the international summits, as well as the reporting requirements abroad in relation to Greece.

Taught by: Nikos Palaiologos

In the age of digital journalism, where extraordinary news has immediate deadlines, photojournalists are urged to be timely at the scene of events and quickly upload their images on the internet for events that have taken place very recently or are in progress. The course will cover how to cover an extraordinary story of news, natural disaster, humanitarian crisis, unpredictable political developments, etc. but also how the images of a reporter can stand out from intense competition when many media cover the same subject.

Taught by Menelaos Myrillas & Nikos Paleologos

How can photography be sensitized to the ongoing social issues so that it recognizes the situation as a problem? Students will learn the practical and conceptual approach of the subject, while exploring the role of photoresponsibility in promoting social change. Migration, refugee, economic crisis and poverty are some of the key issues to be analyzed.

Taught by Nick Paleologos

From religious events and customs to cultural events and snapshots of the routine of people, the course analyzes photographic approaches to all the extensions of social life and everyday life. Nikos Libertas will guide and advise students on how to approach their subject and capture sincere moments of everyday life.

Taught by Nick Paleologos

This particular form of documentary photography draws its inspiration from an event or news, aiming to reach the audience through the photographic narrative. Students will be asked to complete a photographic project, just as they would for a printed or on-line medium. They will come in contact with people and situations and develop their themes by balancing artistic needs with the requirements of an assignment. There will also be discussed issues related to the editing of images to create a coherent and complete photographic work, as well as tips for showing work on platforms and magazines.

Info

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Duration:

25 lessons, 90 hours

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Day:

Friday. External shooting meetings will take place in specific dates and will be announced when the political calendar is finalized.

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Class hours:

18:00–21:30

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Starting:

Friday, October 1st

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Cost:

900€ + VAT. Upon registration 350€ + VAT is paid and the rest in 5 monthly installments of 110€ + VAT from November to March.
-Books are available-

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Photoshop (Optional):

Instructed by Irene Alexi. 80€ + VAT. These are 3 courses with a total duration of 9 hours. Notes are provided.

Tuition is paid in the 1st lesson of the month. A 10% discount is provided upon payment of the full amount and a 10% discount on the unemployed and students.

*Discounts are not combined