Issue Story No. 1 due- 750-1,000 words- 3 sources- 2 photos- One video clip (1-2 minutes)- Fully adapted to online contextRTD story – Word Doc
Taking photos fornews, features & life– a brief overview
[REUTERS: Kena Betancur]Great photographs show you things you don t see every day.--Val Hoeppner, Manager of Multimedia Education, Freedom Diversity Institute
Being able to quickly capture fleeting moments is what separates the professionalphotojournalist from the amateur photographer.-- Colin Mulvany, Visual Journalist [REUTERS: Jorge Silva]
Study images that inspire you.--Richard Hernandez, Ford FoundationMultimedia ScholarRemember, the only reason anyone is a betterphotographer than you is that they ve probablytaken thousands more photos than you.--Richard Hernandez, Ford FoundationMultimedia Scholar [REUTERS: Allison Shelley]
[REUTERS: Kena Betancur] Good composition cuts away the unimportant elements that distract the viewer from the message of the photograph. -- Mark Briggs, Multimedia Journalist & Authorhttp://www.boston.com/bigpicture/
Photograph the same object, place orperson once a day from a different anglefor a week (or a month, or year).--Richard Hernandez, Ford FoundationMultimedia Scholar
Amateur error No. 1: Bullseyeing, puttingmain subjects directly in the center of theframe such as faces, horizons, etc.Amateur error No. 2: Not close enough.
Amateur error No. 3: Distractingbackgrounds.Amateur error No. 4: Little or nodepth, giving flattened perspectivefrom minimal apparent separationbetween subjects.
Taking betterphotographsàHold the camera steadyàFill the frameàFocus on one thingàGet closer!!! If your pictures aren t good enough, you aren t close enough. -- Val Hoeppner, Manager of Multimedia Education, Freedom Diversity InstituteàGo verticalàShoot action (candid ratherthan posed)àShoot lots of photos – lots!àPlace yourself at the scene The best photos happen when you least expect it. Good documentary photographers understand this and are prepared to snap their shutters when the moment presents itself. --Colin Mulvany, Visual JournalistPractice, practice, practice
FINAL TIPSà focus on how picturelooks in your viewfinder!à focus on primarysubject(s) AND the edgesof frameà for human shots,capture emotionà think creativelyà take some chancesà try new thingsà imitate greatphotographs
Issue Story No. 1 - ReviewLength/topic: A 750 to 1,000 word story on an issue of significanceand relevance to College Life.Interviews: You are required to conduct at least three interviews forthis story.Photos: You must post two photos with this story to the class website.Video: You must shoot video footage with your personal videotaking device or with one of the Penrose Library Flipcams; Youmust upload your video clip (your clip should be no longer than 2to 3 minutes) to your personal YouTube channel AND embed it atthe end of your Issue Story No. 1 on the class web site.Headline: Post your story – with a compelling and accurateheadlineDo not inject personal views, opinions and interpretations; this is anews story, not an opinion column, or a blog entry or analysis;
à HomeworkREAD:Getting Started With Photoshop. (2007)http://articles.sitepoint.com/print/getting-started-photoshopPhotoshop Interface Tutorialhttp://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/interface/Photoshop s Toolbox:http://www.tutorial9.net/tutorials/photoshop-tutorials/photoshops-basic-tools/Photoshop: Saving Images for the Web:http://www.tutorial9.net/tutorials/photoshop-tutorials/saving-images-for-the-web/Galer, M. (2008). Photoshop CS3: Essential Skills àDigital basics pp. 15-37;Capture & Enhance, pp. 55-70. This is an E-Book you must find through Penrose!Issue Story No. 1 due- 750-1,000 words- 2 photos- One video clip (1-2 minutes)- Fully adapted to online contextPhoto taking group exercise