The role and importance of photojournalism in media
Becoming storytellers: Qualities and skills needed to be a photojournalist
Meet Gurinder Osan: Photojournalist, landscape and social documentary photographer. Presently works as photo editor for India's premier news agency, Press Trust of India, heading and mentoring a pan India team of many talented photojournalists.
Introduction and development of photography by Desikan Krishnan, senior photojournalist and former photo editor with The Hindu, Chennai
Traditional and digital camera by Gopinath Sricandane, a communications specialist in charge of photo documentation of various projects and a former photojournalist with the Outlook group & photo editor of Outlook magazine’s website.
Meet Prashant Panjiar: Photojournalist, documentary photographer, and photo editor. One of India’s leading photo-practitioners, he has worked for international and national publications. Served on several juries, including the jury of the World Press Photo Awards. He works on several issues for international non-profit organisations.
History of photojournalism with special focus on Homai Vyarawalla, India’s first woman press photographer by Prof. Sabeena Gadihoke, AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, who is also a photo historian & curator and has written extensively on Indian photography.
Tools of photography: Introduction to photography, exposure and exposure triangle
Tools of photography: Understanding shutter speed, aperture and ISO
Digital photography: Experiments with understanding light (underexposure and overexposure)
Digital photography: Camera lenses, focal length and starting off to shoot
Photography elements and principles: Understanding depth of field
Meet Raghu Rai: Awarded the 'Padma Shri' in 1971, nominated by Henri Cartier-Bresson to join Magnum Photos in 1977, laureate of the first edition of the Académie des beaux-arts Photography Award - William Klein in 2019.
Emergence of digital technology: Basics of digital camera
Digital camera: Shooting modes and menu
Digital photography: Crop factor, colour temperature, pixelation and noise
Doing photography: Composition
Doing composition: More on rules and in-camera composition
Meet Saumya Khandelwal: Contributing photojournalist with many international publications. A Getty Images Instagram Grantee 2017 and recipient of the National Foundation of India Award 2017.
Different types of lighting and its uses: Available light and time of the day
The use of flash in photography
Writing captions for photographs
Life of a working photojournalist
Meet Selvaprakash Lakshmanan: Independent photographer with many national and international publications. A recipient of Paris Match Award 2007, the India Press Photo Award 2008 and the Robert Bosch Art Grant 2009-2010. Along with editorial and documentary, his work includes photographing portraits, lifestyle, architecture, interior, product and food.
Role of subject and quality of photographs: Researching stories for long term projects
Meet Dinesh Krishnan: Photojournalist and photo editor. Presently, visual editor with The Hindu, Chennai.
Meet SR Raghunathan: Photojournalist. Presently, chief photographer and deputy photo editor with The Hindu, Chennai.
Photograph editing: Basic techniques and workflow
Cropping, enlarging and reducing
Clubbing and grouping: Mind mapping, developing photo essays, features and human interest stories
Branches of photography: Need and importance
Introduction to sports photography
Becoming a sports photographer
Qualities and skills needed to be a wildlife photographer
Ethics and responsibilities of a wildlife photographer
Photography for conservation: Planning, shooting and writing
The need for ethics in photojournalism
Photography and ethics
Beginning a career in photojournalism: News organisations, NGOs, freelancing and negotiating contracts, grants, residencies and training
Meet Madhuraj: Photographer and writer. A recipient of the Maja Koene National Award in 2003, Silver World Medal at New York Festival 2005 for the picture depicting the endosulfan tragedy in Kerala, and Prem Bhatia National Award for Environmental Reporting 2011. Presently, senior chief news photographer, periodicals, Mathrubhumi.
Meet Avinash Pasricha: Octogenarian photographer, with a career spanning over 60 years. Renowned for his performing arts photography, he has co-authored several books on Indian classical dance and music, and also made audio-visuals on prominent performing artistes. The range of his work includes portraits, fashion, advertising, industry and architecture. He was Photo Editor of SPAN magazine for 37 years.
Arts and cultural photography: Documenting performing artists and cultural activities
Carving a career in photojournalism: Preparing a portfolio with a lifetime of images
Meet Vicky Roy: Selected by the US based Maybach Foundation to photo document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York in 2008. Awarded the MIT Media Fellowship in 2014. An honouree on the 2016 'Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia' list.
Meet Navroze Contractor: Independent photographer and cinematographer of many award winning feature films. His photographs of jazz musicians are in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, USA.
Fielding questions from students: Interaction with Navroze Contractor
Fielding more questions from students: Interaction with Navroze Contractor
Travel and documentary photography
Future of photojournalism