- Best of Photojournalism: What Makes a Winner
- Self-Directed Course
- Time Estimate:
- This course takes about two hours to complete.
About Self-Directed Courses
In a self-directed course, you can start and stop whenever you like, progressing entirely at your own pace and going back as many times as you want to review the material.
Go behind the scenes of the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism 2006 contest. Through interviews and video of the judges at work, you'll learn what the judges look for in photojournalism excellence.
Let the judges be your guides to the best of more than 55,000 images entered in the National Press Photographers Association contest. You can also tour a gallery of work that was honored in more than 25 categories of still photography, including best photo story and photojournalist of the year.
Then take what you've learned and try your hand at judging in the “You Be the Judge” activity, and see how well you can recognize the winning aspects of a photograph.
What Will I Learn:
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to edit a photo story
- Identify the three main elements of award-winning photography
- Learn what judges look for in a winning portfolio
- Test your judging skills in the "You Be the Judge" activity
Who should take this course:
Photographers, picture editors, designers and others who want to learn what the experts say about the qualities of award-winning photojournalism.
For this course you will need to have at least version 8.0 of the Flash plugin installed. For the best experience, we suggest that:
- PC users use Internet Explorer or Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox
- Mac users use Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox or Safari
- You set your monitor resolution to 1024 x 768 or higher
- You use a high-speed connection
This course contains audio, so please make sure you have your speakers or headphones on.