Enrol in Travel Writing & Photography
Course Code: ARTS1687
Please note: A good knowledge of your camera and its manual is required. Beginner writers are welcome.
Words and images combine to create effective travel stories, blogs, press releases, scrapbooks, photo portfolios, slideshows and more. Instruction will lead you through the process of crafting a story illustrated with photos; so vital in this digital age. Your efforts will culminate in a finished illustrated article, ready to present to an editor, art director, work colleagues, family or friends. Investigate different kinds of travel writing - essays, personal stories, service pieces, `round-up' articles, and more. Through presentations, discussion, readings and hands-on exercises, learn how to recognize a saleable story idea, the subtle differences between newspaper, magazine and online publishing, interview tips, the do's and don'ts of travel writing, and how photography can enhance your stories (and possible income). Using simple techniques, discover how to take effective portraits of people, images of places, and highlight individual details that will make a travel story come alive. It's these images that will initially compel the viewer to read the story. This course is suited to anyone with a love of travel who would like to inspire others with their words and images: writers, bloggers, communications people working in the travel industry, travel agents, teachers, or anyone who wants to learn more about publishing stories and photos.