IMS Noida "Workshop on Photo Journalism"


Photography is a documentation of memories, happening and capturing of moments. It has special meaning in Journalism. Photo Journalist is an important person in the Print media. What is the role of photo journalist?  What are the complications and compulsions of photo Journalism?  What are the requirements for a good photo journalist?  Just to answer these questions, SJMC organized a three days workshop.
      The workshop was conducted by Mr. Raaj Dayal, Chief Photographer, Indian Express and Mr. Aswini Joshi, Head, Nikon Professional Services.
      First day was fully devoted to the lecture by Mr. Dayal and his interaction with the students. While telling the characteristics of a good photograph he said that a good photograph must contain at least one component out of three – (1) Animation (2) Relation with the context (3) Depth of field.
   Second day of the workshop was devoted to the photographic drill at chandni chowk & near by areas.  Twenty nine students of various semesters were involved in the Photography Drill under the supervision of Dr. Sachin Batra and Mr. Pramod Kumar. The faculty members briefed about the requirements and the guidelines for the Photography Field Exposure. After briefing the students were dispersed into various locations of Chandni Chowk to click Photographs. Students clicked many photographs sharing the struggle and the life of common man at Chandni Chowk eg: people and their profession, roadside life and colors of the market. 
The concluding day (3rd day) was an exciting day for the students as students got the opportunity to interact with Mr. Ashwini Joshi, the Head Nikon Profession Services. Mr. Joshi displayed the wide latest Range of Camera from Nikon Company, out of which one Nikon J-I series camera was launched same day in Mumbai. Mr. Joshi explained the technical aspects of camera through a power point presentation and demonstrated the wide range of cameras he brought including lenses specially the fish eye lens. The post lunch session was for evaluation of photographs clicked by the students in the presence of Prof. (Dr.) Manorama Trikha (Academic Advisor, IMS)
The photographs clicked by
Anil Chaudhary (MJ – II),
Amir Latif (BJ- IV) were praised.

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