Photojournalism: Making Photo Essays and Stories

Benjamin Lowy, Photographer

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7 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

    • Your Assignment

    • Composition

    • Shooting

    • Lighting

    • Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Join award-winning feature photographer Ben Lowy to tell stories with the images you make. In this 45-minute class, Ben ventures out around the New York City subway to show what equipment he uses, the best ways to approach composition, and how to capture life as it happens (without altering its natural rhythm). This series of lessons equips you to create a photo story or photo essay of your own, and breaks down the difference between the two formats. Perfect for beginner and advanced photographers – you’ll find new ways to push the envelope and do something new. Every day, there’s always a new way to see the world.

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Excellent way to understand storytelling and essay! Love the class!
Wendy Vazquez

Business and blogging for creatives

Wonderfull fluid, casual class, I would recommend it to everyone who is into photography!!
Finally, a guy who doesn't talk as if he was talking to a bunch of spotted teenagers who hold a camera in their hand the first time.





Benjamin Lowy


Benjamin Lowy is award winning photographer based in New York City. He received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories worldwide. In 2004 Lowy attended the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, he was named in Photo District News 30 and his images of Iraq were chosen by PDN as some of the most iconic of the 21st century. Lowy has received awards from World Press Photo, POYi, PDN, Communica...

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