Student trying for a MA in Photojournalism, help appreciated!

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    circlekay TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys! I'm new to the site, and I was wondering if there's any insight or advice out there for an aspiring student applying to UAL for an MA in Photojournalism. They want a portfolio of 5-6 projects - how should I format and organise it? I'm currently a double-law undergrad so applying to art school is a whole new thing for me...any help would be much appreciated!

    P.S. I started my own exposure.co blog and I'm hoping to slowly build up a subscriber base. Do you think that helps me in terms of pursuing a career in photography?


     
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    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    What country is UAL in and/or what does UAL stand for?

    Careers in photography have been disappearing in big bunches in recent years.
    Plan on being a freelance photographer and be sure you have a good handle on how to start and maintain your photography business, particularly marketing.

    From 2013:
    Chicago Sun-Times lays off all photographers

    Another example: National Geographic hasn't had staff photographers for quite some time now.
     
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    circlekay TPF Noob!

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    It's in the UK and it stands for University of Arts London
     
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    I'm no expert, but I'd go with three or four photos for each project, giving a grand total of between fifteen to twenty photos. Organize them by project.
     
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    There you go.
    Hopefully you learned something about journalism.
    Note that the Internet is global, a location in your profile helps people put your posts in context, and abandon a reliance on abbreviations likely meaningful to a limited number of readers.

    When I write photography abbreviations here on TPF I usually include what the abbreviation stands for, or visa versa.
    Like Depth of Field (DoF), or DoF (depth-of-field). I also usually embed a link to more information.
     

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