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Photojournalism

History of photojournalism

Below you will find lessons related to the history photojournalism within the Photojournalism module. The default table setting shows lessons in the sequence they are recommended, but you can also use the headers to sort for lessons according to the time it takes to teach the lesson, the type of lesson (direct instruction, projects, etc.), and the requirements for technology, and which lessons include modifications for special populations (gifted and talented, special education, etc.).
LessonOrderTime to teachType of lessonTech needsModifications
Planning visual coverage145-60 minutesPractice/ formativeSome computer access
Exploring the history of photojournalism260-90 minutesPair/ group work1:1 computer access
What makes a photo powerful?345-60 minutesAnalysis/ critiqueNo computers
Exploring Pulitzer Prize-winning photos445-60 minutesAnalysis/ critique1:1 computer access
History of photojournalism: Assessment545-60 minutesTests/ quizzesNo computers

Photojournalism in the newsroom

Below you will find lessons related to the photojournalism in the newsroom within the Photojournalism module. The default table setting shows lessons in the sequence they are recommended, but you can also use the headers to sort for lessons according to the time it takes to teach the lesson, the type of lesson (direct instruction, projects, etc.), and the requirements for technology, and which lessons include modifications for special populations (gifted and talented, special education, etc.).
LessonOrderTime to teachType of lessonTech needsModifications
Publishing sensitive images145-60 minutesPractice/ formativeSome computer access
Legal and ethical considerations in photojournalism260-90 minutesAnalysis/ critiqueSome computer access
The ethics of photo manipulation3More than 90 minutesProjectsSome computer access
Managing equipment and collaborating with reporters4More than 90 minutesPractice/ formativeNo computer access
Social media + photography560-90 minutesPractice/ formative 1:1 computer access
Photojournalism in the newsroom assessment645-60 minutesTests/ quizzesNo computers
5 things to spend your budget on720-45 minutesPair/ group workSome computer access

Basics of photojournalism

Below you will find lessons related to basics of photojournalism within the Photojournalism module. The default table setting shows lessons in the sequence they are recommended, but you can also use the headers to sort for lessons according to the time it takes to teach the lesson, the type of lesson (direct instruction, projects, etc.), and the requirements for technology, and which lessons include modifications for special populations (gifted and talented, special education, etc.).
LessonOrderTime to teachType of lessonTech needsModifications
Capture the moment145-60 minutesDirect instructionNo computers
Composition basics for photojournalism2More than 90 minutesProjectsCameras/ smartphones
Basic DSLR camera functions345-60 minutesSelf-pacedCameras/ smartphones
10 questions to ask before taking a photo4More than 90 minutesPractice/ formativeCameras/ smartphones
Caption writing and headlining photos545-60 minutesPair/ group workNo computer access
News and feature photos645-60 minutesDirect instructionNo computer access
Photo essay design7More than 90 minutesProjects1:1 computers, cameras/ smartphones
Basics of photojournalism: Review and assess860-90 minutesTests/ quizzesSome computer access

Tips and tricks

Below you will find lessons related to tips and tricks in the Photojournalism module. The default table setting shows lessons in the sequence they are recommended, but you can also use the headers to sort for lessons according to the time it takes to teach the lesson, the type of lesson (direct instruction, projects, etc.), and the requirements for technology, and which lessons include modifications for special populations (gifted and talented, special education, etc.).
LessonOrderTime to teachType of lessonTech needsModifications
Sports photos1More than 90 minutesPractice/ formativeSome computer access, cameras/ smartphones
Choosing the right lens245-60 minutesPractice/ formativeCameras/ smartphones
Taking portraits345-60 minutesDirect instructionCameras/ smartphones
Lighting in photography460-90 minutesPractice/ formativeCameras/ smartphones
Flash photography545-60 minutesPractice/ formativeCameras/ smartphones
Photography in motion645-60 minutesPair/ group workCameras/ smartphones
Photo portfolios: Review and assess7More than 90 minutesProjectsSome computer access, cameras/ smartphones

Exposure

Below you will find lessons related to exposure within the Photojournalism module. The default table setting shows lessons in the sequence they are recommended, but you can also use the headers to sort for lessons according to the time it takes to teach the lesson, the type of lesson (direct instruction, projects, etc.), and the requirements for technology, and which lessons include modifications for special populations (gifted and talented, special education, etc.).
LessonOrderTime to teachType of lessonTech needsModifications
Introduction to basic exposure1More than 90 minutesDirect instructionCameras/ smartphones
Aspects of exposure2More than 90 minutesProjectsCameras/ smartphones
Photography presentations and practice3More than 90 minutesProjectsSome computer access, cameras/ smartphones
Shooting in manual4More than 90 minutesPractice/ formativeCameras/ smartphones
Using histograms to adjust exposure545-60 minutesDirect instructionSome computer access, cameras/ smartphones
Exposure assessment645-60 minutesTests/ quizzesNo computers

The digital darkroom + final portfolios

Below you will find lessons related to digital editing within the Photojournalism module. The default table setting shows lessons in the sequence they are recommended, but you can also use the headers to sort for lessons according to the time it takes to teach the lesson, the type of lesson (direct instruction, projects, etc.), and the requirements for technology, and which lessons include modifications for special populations (gifted and talented, special education, etc.).
LessonOrderTime to teachLesson typeTech needsModifications
Choosing photos for publication145-60 minutesPair/ group workNo computers
File naming systems245-60 minutesPractice/ formative1:1 computer access
Photo editing basics360-90 minutesDirect instruction1:1 computer access
Cropping for impact445-60 minutesPractice/ formative 1:1 computer access
Pushing photo editing boundaries5More than 90 minutesPractice/ formative1:1 computer access
Photoshop adjustment layers660-90 minutesPractice/ formative1:1 computer access
Making selections in Photoshop7More than 90 minutesPractice/ formative1:1 computer access
Cutout backgrounds in Photoshop860-90 minutesPractice/ formative1:1 computer access
Photo organization systems945-60 minutesAnalysis/ critiqueSome computer access
Using Adobe Bridge for file management1060-90 minutesDirect instruction1:1 computer access
Photo editing review and assessment1160-90 minutesTests/ quizzesSome computer access
Final photojournalism portfolios12More than 90 minutesProjects1:1 computer access, cameras/ smartphones
Comprehensive photojournalism review and exam13More than 90 minutesTests/ quizzesNo computers