Instructors: Menelaos Myrillas, Nick Paleologos, Nikos Libertas
The program is designed to equip students with a set of knowledge and skills so that they can work successfully in the ever-changing media landscape. The lessons are taught by the SOOC photojournalists, who are some of the most prominent professionals in the field.
Teaching focuses on contemporary approaches to visual journalism, critical thinking, research, storytelling strategies, editing images, writing proper text and captions, and the social role of photography. Students are trained under real-world reporting conditions, will have unique access to Parliament’s plenary sessions, and will cover major political events and events of the day.
Upon completion of the program, students will have acquired the theoretical and technical foundations required for a career in reportage and photo-documentary, having additionally created a personal portrait with a strong narrative structure that can be used professionally.
The program is completed in 25 courses of a total duration of 90 hours. The lessons will be held every Friday afternoon at the school, except for the external sessions, which will be announced once the political calendar has been finalized. For the registration the necessary prerequisite is the presentation of the indicative work of the interested person.
The modules are developed as follows:
TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR PHOTOJOURNALIST
Taught by: Menelaos Myrillas
Photojournalists are accustomed to working under unforeseen circumstances and must always be able to create technically sound images in any lighting condition. In the lesson, Menelaos Myrillas will equip the students with all the technical skills they need and will prepare them properly to go out with confidence in their next mission. Optimal use of existing lighting, understanding speedlight flashes on camera and outside with indoor or outdoor portrait applications, are some of the topics that will be analyzed.
Taught by: Menelaos Myrillas & Nick Paleologos
This course focuses on political photojournalism, through the coverage of parliamentary conferences, press conferences, political campaigns and demonstrations. Students will learn to evaluate their photos and upload them on time to the agency platform, with emphasis on editing, adding the appropriate caption that accompanies photography, and key words to easily find it in the photographic bases. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to meet the SOOC envoy in Brussels, Aris Economou, to learn how to work at the round table and the international summits, as well as the reporting requirements abroad in relation to Greece.
Taught by: Nikos Palaiologos & Nikos Libertas
In the age of digital journalism, where extraordinary news has immediate deadlines, photojournalists are urged to be timely at the scene of events and quickly upload their images on the internet for events that have taken place very recently or are in progress. The course will cover how to cover an extraordinary story of news, natural disaster, humanitarian crisis, unpredictable political developments, etc. but also how the images of a reporter can stand out from intense competition when many media cover the same subject.