The Ideal Photojournalism Workshop Schedule

Set up

One Laptop
Four matching digital cameras
Spare batteries for each camera

Day One

8 a.m. Great Photographers Slide Show
Dorothea Lange – Eyes & Hands
Jill Krementz – Environmental Portrait
W. Eugene Smith – Multiple Image Coverage
Henri Cartier-Bresson – Decisive Moment

9 a.m. Using the cameras
Students are issued a camera and must demonstrate they can shoot a partner with at least eight images—that is verticals and horizontals of a wide shot, medium shot, close up, extreme close up.


They learn both the camera controls and the concept of full coverage.

9:30 a.m. First flight of photographers leave. Second flight of photographers “PhotoShop” their test images.

10:15 a.m. First flight of photographers return and download images. Second flight takes cameras and leave. First flight photographers review and “PhotoShop” images they’ve just taken. Instant feedback.

11 a.m. Second flight returns. First flight leaves. Critique and PhotoShop images of second flight.

11:45 a.m. First flight returns, Second flight leaves. Critique and PhotoShop

12:30 p.m. Students go to lunch while instructors organize each students folder for a slide show using Microsoft Windows Preview command.

1:30 p.m. Students judge photos, culling them down to the number the budget permits to be framed.

Day Two


Students PhotoShop their own images and prepare them for printing. A 13X19 centimeter or 4X6 inch image is layered onto a 20X30 centimeter or 8.5X11 inch canvas in PhotoShop. Self-matted images are sent to the printer. Frames are ordered to match the finished print size.

Day Three

Students sign their prints with copyright date and name. Then frame the prints.

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