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Unite For Site --- Telling the Story: Field Techniques for Documentary Photographers.

Unite For Site --- Telling the Story: Field Techniques for Documentary Photographers.

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  • 1. Unite for Sight - April 17, 2011 Yale University Telling the Story: Documentary Photography for NGOs
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  • 6. Documentary Photography
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  • 8. What is photography?
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    • Photography is reacting to what you
    • see and organizing it into a frame.
    Elliot Erwitt - Magnum Stories ; Pg. 138
  • 10. We’re responsible for EVERYTHING in the frame.
  • 11. The Frame.
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  • 13. Placement of the subject
  • 14. Eleanor, Chicago, 1949 © Harry Callahan
  • 15. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/ Magnum Photos
  • 16. The Rule of Thirds …
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  • 21. Our next choice is where to put the horizon?
  • 22. What is this photograph about ?
  • 23. The Earth or the sky?
  • 24. Ansel Adams. Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 1942
  • 25. © 1982 by William Albert Allard from Vanishing Breed , published by the New York Graphic Society Books
  • 26. © Joseph Koudelka/ Magnum Photos
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  • 29. Pay special attention to the edges of the frame.
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  • 32. © Alex Webb, Magnum Photos
  • 33. Light.
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  • 43. The Blue Sixty: The sixty-minutes after the sun has gone over the horizon.
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  • 48.
    • Holding the camera
    • Approaching people
    • Working with interpreters
    • Ethics
  • 49. ?