A photojournalist is a visual storyteller that communicates events in a way that no other media can. Whether you're a journalist, blogger, marketer, or photo enthusiast, discover how to document interesting people, places, trends, and events through photography.
Master the art of factual storytelling with photographs.
Document events and people with photo essays.
Learn from the experts on photography and editorial assignments.
Learning Photojournalism and Photo Essays with Paul Taggart
Photojournalist Paul Taggart outlines the fundamentals of shooting a photo essay, from how to think about telling a story photographically to how to present your final photo story.
1h 37m • COURSE
Insights on Photojournalism with Paul Taggart
Photojournalist Paul Taggart discusses the art of photographic storytelling—how to shoot and sequence a series of photos that tell a story about a person, place, event, or trend.
26m 17s • COURSE
Shooting a Photo Essay in 60 Minutes with Paul Taggart
See how a world-class photojournalist approaches the challenge of telling a photographic story with less than hour's shooting time.
38m 7s • COURSE
Photo Essay: Telling a Family Story with Paul Taggart
Follow photojournalist Paul Taggart as he explores the unique challenges behind shooting photo stories about family members.
1h 1m • COURSE
Storytelling through Unconventional Portraiture with Paul Taggart
Discover the challenges and creative opportunities behind telling a story with a mix of environmental and backdrop portraits.
2h 3m • COURSE
Insights on Long-Term Photojournalism Projects with Paul Taggart
Photojournalist Paul Taggart shares his long-term photography projects: dramatic panoramas of war zones and natural disasters, which were shot over the years in Lebanon and Haiti.
33m 34s • COURSE
Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Editorial Assignment with Douglas Kirkland
Renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland shows how to shoot photographs for publication.
41m 35s • COURSE
Creative Inspirations: Natalie Fobes, Photographer with Natalie Fobes
Introduces the diverse talents of one of the world's great award-winning journalistic photographers, Natalie Fobes.
54m 30s • COURSE
The Creative Spark: Brian Kaufman, Visual Journalist with Brian Kaufman
Wander around the Packard Plant with Brian Kaufman, a visual journalist for the Detroit Free Press, as he documents the plant's deterioration and explains how his multimedia projects boost newspapers' relevance in a digital age.
48m 21s • COURSE
You'll learn photojournalism with these experts
Paul Taggart is a photojournalist and cinematographer.
His work appears in Newsweek and the New York Times. Paul is a photojournalist based in Brooklyn, NY working domestically as well as covering the Middle East and Africa. Photo assignments have taken him to Congo, Pakistan, Rwanda, Antarctica, and Iraq. Taggart lived in Beirut, Lebanon for 3 years while working for international news agencies and magazines. His work has appeared in Newsweek, TIME Magazine, US News and World Report, and The New York Times. Paul also works as a producer and cinematographer for documentary films and a Discovery Channel show. Paul and his family split their time between their homes in New York and rural Pennsylvania where they grow many varieties hot peppers for their hot sauces.
Douglas Kirkland's images (featuring Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor) appear in the world's best magazines.
Douglas Kirkland began his photography career at Look and Life magazines in the 60s and 70s, during the golden age of photojournalism. He has worked on the sets of more than 100 motion pictures, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Out of Africa, Titanic, Moulin Rouge, and Australia. His iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie, and Antonio Banderas, among others, are known all over the world. His work has been exhibited worldwide, and his "Freeze Frame" exhibition was shown at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills.Some of Douglas's books include Light Years; Legends; Body Stories; An Evening with Marilyn; and Freeze Frame, a decade-by-decade look behind the scenes at 50 years of photographing the entertainment industry. Douglas also took the photographs for the best-selling book, James Cameron's Titanic. Some of his current book projects are a black-and-white volume entitled When We Were Young, a book on Coco Chanel, and a book of portraits called Face to Face (all Glitterati).Douglas has received numerous awards, including a Lucie for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography in 2003, The Golden Eye of Russia in 2006, and also in 2006, a Lifetime Achievement Award from CAPIC in his native Toronto. In 2007, Douglas received an honorary MFA from Brooks Institute, which honored his deep commitment and dedication to his profession.When he is not traveling the globe on assignment with his wife and business partner, Francoise, Douglas can be found at his home and studio in the Hollywood Hills in California.
A Pulitzer finalist, Natalie Fobes shoots assignments for National Geographic and other publications.
Natalie Fobes is a multi-talented and diverse photographer and writer. The Pulitzer prize finalist has shot assignments for National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon, and other major magazines. Her images of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill are iconographic and she is known as the "salmon lady" due to her 10-year project photographing and writing about the salmon and the cultures of the salmon around the Pacific Rim. Her work is included in many public, private and corporate collections. Natalie's fine art portraiture and her wedding photography have won national recognition.The author of three coffee-table books has received many grants and commissions to pursue compelling documentary stories. She has camped out in the winter in Siberia with the Chukchi reindeer herders and perched in a blind in the cloud forest of Guatemala. Natalie's current documentary is on the impact of China's one-child policy in that country and the United States. She teaches in the acclaimed photography program at Seattle Central Community College and co-founded the Blue Earth Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to helping photographers shoot documentary stories about the environment, endangered cultures, and social issues. Her web site is www.fobesphoto.com.
Brian Kaufman is an Emmy-winning visual journalist. Brian is a videographer at the Detroit Free Press, and he's spent a decade documenting Detroit's ongoing crisis. Kaufman's work spans a broad range, from quick daily assignments to long-term projects on social and environmental issues. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded Kaufman three Emmy awards and in 2011 nominated him in the craft category of Nature and Wildlife Cinematography. The Society of Professional Journalists in Detroit named Kaufman the 2009 Young Journalist of the Year and his work as a photographer and editor has been recognized by a number of other local and national organizations.
Kaufman's career began with a Visual Journalism degree at Brooks Institute of Photography in California and a job at the Naples Daily News in Florida, where he helped launch the first newspaper-based television newscast in the country. In 2007 Kaufman joined the Detroit Free Press, where he has been instrumental in facilitating the education of video journalism of other newspaper photographers and reporters. Kaufman teaches multimedia storytelling at the Maine Media Workshops and has coached at the National Press Photographers Association's annual Immersion workshop.