Introduction to Freelance Photo Journalism Level 2

Course code: SH001
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Boost your skills in photojournalism, from home!

  • Improve your knowledge of both photojournalism and freelance journalism.
  • Understand how to obtain and record cutline information.
  • Learn how to combine photography and writing to produce news articles for publication.
  • Understand how to write a photographic cutline.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course Overview

As well as providing an introduction to freelance photojournalism, this course is ideal for those who want to progress in their current career. Kick-start your career as a freelance photojournalist or want to go onto further qualifications and training.

Course Duration

Up to one year

Study Hours

Approximately 90 hours

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments

Course Content
  • What is news?
  • The elements of news
  • News in the community
  • Community newspapers
  • What makes a good Freelance Journalist?
  • The function of a Freelance Journalist
  • The beat system
  • Sources and tools
  • Preparing mechanically for interviews
  • Developing note-taking skills
  • Picking the interview location
  • Conduct pre-interview research
  • Conduct the interview
  • Conduct the post-interview
  • Taking photographs for publication
  • Two visual considerations
  • Depth of field
  • Isolating a subject
  • Lenses and perspectives
  • Composition
  • The principles of composition
  • Action in still photographs
  • Stopping action
  • Who gathers cutline information?
  • How to record the information
  • What to record
  • Match up the information with the photograph
  • When to record the information
  • Sports photography hints
  • Filing cutline information
  • Introduction
  • The four-part cutline
  • Equipment available