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MACA 2110 - Photojournalism

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: MACA 1010  

MACA 2110 introduces students to the practices and principles of photojournalism. Topics include techniques used in documentary, event, and public relations photography. Students must have a digital SLR camera or digital mirrorless camera with removable lenses and manual exposure controls.  See course supply list for additional equipment and supplies.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to document people, places, and events using digital photography.

Objectives:

  1. Use bounce flash technique in photojournalistic situations.
  2. Produce a photo story with a series of photographs.
  3. Demonstrate how to prepare images for use in online publications, and web pages.
  4. Demonstrate resizing and cropping images using software for use in publications.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Week 1. Introduction, course goals and objectives, grading and attendance policy, assignment of equipment, procedures on equipment use and care; Material and supply list
Lecture: Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Photojournalism

Week 2. Lecture: Ethics of Photojournalism
Lab: Shooting Assignment #1
Lecture: The Photo Story
Lab: Downloading image files, resizing, and storage

Week 3. Lecture: Controlling Motion Assignment #2
Lab: Shooting Assignment #2
Lecture: Panning the shot

Week 4. Lecture: Using Flash to Stop Motion Assignment #3
Lab: Printing Assignment #2
Critique and grading of assignment #2

Week 5. Lecture: Drag that Shutter Assignment #4
Lab: Shooting and caption of each image

Week 6. Lecture: Write and Edit Captions Assignment #5
Lab: Editing photos from assignment #4
Critique and grading of assignment #3

Week 7. Lecture: The Feature Photo Assignment #6
Lab: Image processing and printing
Critique and grading of assignment #4

Week 8. Lecture: Sports Photography Assignment #7
Lab: Shooting sporting events
Lecture: Editing and Selecting Images
Lab: Uploading mutable images using software

Week 9. Lecture: Street Scene Assignment #8
Lab: Process, print, and display
Critique and grading of assignments

Week 10. Lecture: Landscape Story Assignment 9
Lab: Process, print and display
Critique and grading of assignments

Week 11. Lecture: Business Activities Assignment #10
Lab: Process, print, and display
Critique and grading of assignments

Week 12. Lecture: Event Photography Assignment #11
Lab: Process, print, and display
Critique and grading of assignments

Week 13. Lecture: News Stories Assignment #12
Lab: Process, print, and display
Critique and grading of assignments

Week 14. Lecture: Lectures Assignment #13
Lab: Process, print, and display

Week 15. Lecture: Awards Ceremonies Assignment #14

Week 16. Lecture: Prepare Files for Online Publications Assignment #15
Review for exam
Final exam
Final grades and equipment maintenance


Primary Faculty
Soule, William
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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