By Geoff Harris


Master the art of professional story-telling photography, one of the most challenging and demanding of the visual professions, on Stuart Freedman’s An Introduction to Professional Reportage, Documentary & Photo Journalism, now bookable on the award winning virtual photography school

Reportage photography requires technical ability, social skills, persistence and an instinct for a story and over four weeks, Freedman helps students get to grips with these techniques. He teaches reportage photography within a historical context, whilst also examining contemporary practice and trends. He helps students understand what makes impactful, compelling images and what compositional and framing devices to use in order to achieve them.

The digital learning course also covers equipment and technique but more importantly, the ballet of shooting reportage that concentrates on the ebb and flow of narrative, anticipation and the mechanics of actual story construction. The course is heavy on best practice, ethics and using difficult real-life scenarios that examine the challenges facing working photographers. It tries to challenge the visual cliché of some photojournalistic work as well as some of the clichés about photographers themselves. It is honest about the challenges of working in the field and the difficult decisions that often brings.

Stuart Freedman is a photographer and writer based between London and New Delhi. A member of Panos Pictures he has, over the last two decades, covered stories from Albania to Zambia. An internationally published photographer, Freedman's work has also been exhibited widely and he has received recognition from Amnesty International, POYi, World Sports Photo, The AOP, The RPS, UNICEF and the World Press Masterclass. He regularly judges awards and has lectured to students in colleges across the UK. He continues to write and photograph for a variety of editorial and commercial clients.

An Introduction to Professional Reportage, Documentary & Photo Journalism begins on Saturday, 6 June 2015 and starts again the first Saturday of every month, running throughout the year. The 4 week course costs £145.00 (approx. US$232.00) and includes:

Weekly 1-2-1 tuition and feedback from Freedman;
Weekly video tutorials allowing students to revisit lectures again and again;
Weekly assignments critiqued by Freedman;
Magazine style downloadable transcript;
Successful students will receive a certificate of completion and an online badge.

Unique to, this digital learning photography course offers small classes weekly 1-2-1 tuition and assignments set and critiqued by Stuart Freedman; MyPhotoSchool is the only photography edtech website in the world to offer this type of digital learning. Virtual lectures are available to view in the online classroom at any time, even after the course has finished. Here students can also connect with Stuart and other photography enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world.

MyPhotoSchool tutor Stuart Freedman has also launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his new book, The Palace of Monkeys and Memory, an intimate photographic and editorial collection of Indian Coffee Houses. Freedman is giving 12 people the chance to take his new MyPhotoSchool course via his Kickstarter campaign. For more information, please see:

To book An Introduction to Professional Reportage, Documentary & Photo Journalism, see:

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Notes to Editors

For more information about MyPhotoSchool, see:

For more information about Stuart Freedman, see:

MyPhotoSchool is a global virtual photography school. Tutors are world-leading authorities in their specialist field and teach on trend and elite photography courses. Students value the convenience of online learning and the more in-depth, interactive experience that MyPhotoSchool offers. MyPhotoSchool went live in 2011 and is privately owned by Elspeth Briscoe and Duncan Heather. MyPhotoSchool recently received seed funding from a powerful team of new investors. For more information, see:

Geoff Harris

I am a journalist and photographer and currently work as the Deputy Editor of Amateur Photographer (AP) the oldest weekly photographic magazine in the world. Before that I served as the editor of Digital Camera, Britain's best-selling photography magazine, for five years. During my time as editor it became the UK's top selling photo monthly and won Print Publication of the Year at the 2013 British Media Awards. As well as being lucky enough to get paid to write about photography, I've been fortunate to interview some of the greatest photographers in the world, including Elliott Erwitt, Don McCullin, Martin Parr, Terry O'Neill and Steve McCurry. This has been a wonderful learning experience and very influential on my photography. Beyond writing, I am a professional portrait, travel and documentary photographer, and reached the finals of the 2016 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition. I am a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society and hope to take my Associateship whenever I can find the time. In addition I write about well being/personal development and antiques collecting for a range of other titles, including BlueWings, the in-flight magazine of Finn Air.

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