Learn Visual Journalism

Through Visual Language

Photography is a must-have skill and powerful personal tool that can help us connect with the beautifully diverse and colourful world we live in and the magic we have within.

Vudi Xhymshiti posing for a picture ahead of an interview. [Photo © Sam Jefferiah]

My professional experience influences my syllabus, and it will teach participants of all backgrounds how to produce a beautiful picture, as well as how to use it as a useful tool for any campaign. The workshop will help you enhance your skills and gain the necessary ethical and professional knowledge to nurture and boost your experience and photographic goals, (impact your audiences/viewers and foster positive change).

I have a decade of on-the-ground experience in photography (and social activism) that dates back to 2007, starting as a documentary photographer, and later on as a reporter and investigative journalist. I will teach you to visualise “the good, the bad, and the ugly of the truth”.

In addition to editorial and documentary photography, and more than seven years of experience as a lecturer and tutor in visual media, my courses aim at teaching my students what it takes to improve their techniques to earn money. By the end of this master course, your confidence as a photographer or journalist will soar. You’ll have a thorough understanding of your camera and gear so you can use them to their fullest potential to take unforgettable pictures, be a voice to the voiceless and start successful photography as well as a journalistic career with determination.

Transforming Lives

By connecting with students from all over the world, my knowledge has thrived. Since 2017, I have been helping individuals in the field of photography and visual journalism to reach their goals and pursue their dreams.

Talent is universal, but opportunities are not. With access to my online learning platforms, anyone, anywhere can gain skills and transform their lives in meaningful ways.

The world’s best teachers aren’t always found in universities or classrooms.

I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping students. I am the expert who stays active in my field in order to deliver the most up-to-date content.

Regardless of your field of studies, if you are a person that cares about people’s politics, sports, religion, culture, money and their warfare business, and you’d like to be the recorder of humanity’s deeds, the keeper of our conscience, the courier of our news, a person that would like to be looking for strength and assistance through visual journalism to be able to help humanity to be what it was born to be: responsible, free and independent, you are on the right spot.

My one-to-one and groups of up to five people online courses are tailored for you from my field of experience in covering stories across the Middle East, North Africa, Caucasus and Europe.

In order to provide you with an education programme that best suits you, my Full Photojournalism and Documentary Course is comprised of all of the modules below. Alternatively, if you do not require everything detailed below, I am also able to offer each individual module as a stand-alone course.

in Photography

  • This is a set of 3 contact sessions that lasts 240 minutes. It is optional if you’d like to choose it as a course with production and mentorship to further develop yourself if you have a goal more than just learning to produce beautiful photographs and learn how to edit them and keep them safe.

  • The 3 Parts
    • Portrait and Street Photography; Digital Workflow and Asset Management.
    • Post Production & further mentorship (optional offers that we can discuss).
    • Part 1: Introduction to Photography; Composition and the Rule of Thirds.

    in Ethics

    It is my duty to encourage and assist all members of our profession, individually and collectively, so that the quality of photojournalism may constantly be raised to higher standards. Among the topics, I will be teaching you about image theft, photo plagiarism; and photo manipulation, its consequences and benefits.

    Relationships with sources require the utmost in sound judgment and self-discipline to prevent the fact or appearance of partiality. Even though this topic defies hard and fast rules, it is essential that we preserve a professional detachment, free of any whiff of bias. As e member of the press, you must obey the law in the pursuit of news. You may not break into buildings, homes, apartments or offices in pursuit of the news. With me, you have the opportunity to learn the quality of ethical journalism, during an online one-to-one course or with a group of friends, or colleagues.

    in Photojournalism

    This is a course with practice and an optional choice of production. All my courses are suitable for people of all levels of knowledge – from beginners to master level classes.

    • You will learn how to:
      • build a Photo-Story.
      • pick a subject and how to research it.
      • fully and effectively investigate a subject, and how to introduce it photographically.
      • ask the correct questions.
      • apply quality filters.

    in Documentary and Reportage. …

    • In this course you will learn the following:
      • What is documentary photography?
      • What is a long-term documentary photography project?
      • What is Journalism, and what is the difference between photographer, press, photojournalist and documentary photographer?
      • Why is it important to understand the scope of each and how to define them?

    Course Cost. …

    The cost of the full Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Course is £700 per month and spans across 8 months with 4 to 6 contact hours per week (total cost of £5,600.00 for the full course). You will receive a 5% discount on the full course cost if full payment is made in advance of enrolling on the course.

    Alternatively, each individual module can be enrolled onto at the cost of £450 per month, and each of these modules is designed to span across 2 months (total cost of £900.00 per module).

    What you can expect. …

    • Upon successful completion of the Full Course you will:
      • know how to take amazing photos that impress your family, friends and editors.
      • know how the camera truly works, so you can take better photos using manual settings.
      • know how to photograph in different scenarios like family portraits, events, news, documentary, and reportage.
      • know how to compose images beautifully with basic photography rules.
      • know how to edit and manage your pictures like a professional.
      • know how to make money with photography.
      • know how to take better pictures even with smartphones.

    Why you should be enrolling. …?

    My teaching programme will help you enhance your skills and gain the necessary ethical and professional knowledge to nurture and boost your experience and photographic goals. It is suitable for people of all levels of knowledge – from beginners to master level classes.

    My expertise in sharing knowledge will help you develop innate skills of interactions that I have been honed and fine-tuned through experience. I will teach you to interact effectively and diplomatically in any given circumstance. I will help you develop amazing abilities to work independently, handle pressure and stress with good humour, which is the outcome of my high success rates and outstanding results.

    In addition, you will know how to do due diligence and coordinate your projects. This will ensure that you will be able to always plan thoroughly in advance and implement your projects carefully and seamlessly.

    My excellent and proven organisational and project management skills will give you the tool to be able to plan and organise your assignments, coordinate each activity and project within the reasonable time frame set by the client, and work firmly within a framework of human and professional ethics.

    Photojournalism & Documentary Photography

    You will be entitled to a 5% discount if you’re making full payment for the course now. Please use the coupon “paying now” to take advantage of the discount.

    Photojournalism & Documentary Photography

    You will be paying £700 every month for 8 consecutive months until the course comes to the end. You can choose to pay either via your card or direct debit.

    Stand Alone Module

    Please, click Pay Now if you wish to pay now £900 for any of my two monthly stand-alone modules. Alternatively, you can click here to subscribe for two months at the cost of £450 per month. Each of these modules is designed to span across 2 months.