STUDENT GEAR
VIDEO / CINE
QUEENSTOWN LOCKUP
CAMERA
LENSES
STILLS TRIPODS + SUPPORT
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
LIGHTING
GRIP + STANDS
CONTINUOUS LIGHT
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BRONCOLOR
ELECTRICAL
BACKGROUNDS / FABRICS
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EFFECTS / SFX

PHOTOJOURNALISM SCHOOL 2017

February 15th, 2017

More than ever now, we believe it is vital to share information and tell our stories in an honest and objective way. Our environment and our climate is rapidly changing, news is coming out quicker than we have time to digest it, and now more than ever before we are receiving it from not only the mainstream media, but our own social networks. This year, Kingsize Studios launched the first ever “Introduction to Photojournalism” course. This is our story

The class was led by teacher and photographer, Abby Verbosky, who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. The students were exposed to some of the masters of photography and we discussed what makes some of the most iconic images so great. This was put to the test, and the students were asked to make their own photo essays in a short space of time. This involved walking through the neighbourhood and getting outside their comfort and approaching people. A real challenge for some, but they made great progress from the start.

We learned about our NZ Copyright laws, as well as ethics, and trustworthy journalism. The students were able to take away practical information which will immediately help them in their own practice and careers. A big eye opener, and a call to action in many ways.

We took a field trip on Day 2 to the NZ Herald printing press site. This was hugely inspirational, and the students were hardly able to keep away from taking pictures of it all. There we learned the process of how the NZ Herald, along with many others, gets from the factory floor and to your front porch.

The students were given lighting and sound workshops, and they were ready to go out and create their stories. Equipped with interviews, stills, and video, we had a multimedia presentation on the final day to see everyone’s work.

We hope to share some more images, and finished work. Our goal was to inspire and teach our students, and give them practical information that can be used to make this career all the more possible for them.

We may be holding this course again, but if you are interested in finding out more, you can email learn@kingsize.co.nz

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