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  • 1. Photography
    July 29, 2009
    Jennifer Cox
  • 2. Announcements
    Quizzes – ouch…
    Collect extra credit
    Surveys
    Sounslides lab – bring a blank CD
    Final on Tuesday
  • 3. Photojournalism
    Photojournalism is about capturing the human experience and making your own art; not just capturing the creations of others
    Look at the good, the bad and the ugly
    Examples of good pictures are posted on the blog
  • 4. Tips
    Try to avoid posed pictures
    Try to capture emotion
    Get faces; not backs
    Identify the star of the picture
    Get up close!
    Let your picture tell a story
    Use different angles
    Avoid inanimate objects; focus on people
    Don’t crowd the picture
    Action, good; blurry, bad!
    Use the “Rule of Thirds”
    Try different things
  • 5. Try to avoid posed pictures
  • 6. Try to capture emotion
  • 7. Get faces; not backs
  • 8. Who is the star of the picture?
  • 9. Get up close!
  • 10. Let your pictures tell a story
  • 11. Let your pictures tell a story
  • 12. Use different angles/levels
  • 13. Inanimate objects
    Inanimate objects tend to be boring; always try to include people
    No pictures of buildings, cars, etc.
    Don’t just photograph a sculpture; photograph someone looking at the sculpture with an expressive look on his/her face
  • 14. Inanimate objects
  • 15. Don’t crowd the picture
  • 16. Action is exciting; blurry is not
  • 17. Use the Rule of Thirds
  • 18. Use the Rule of Thirds
  • 19. Try different things
  • 20. Some good examples
  • 21. Some good examples
  • 22. SoundSlides – need to know
    You will be creating a slide show
    GOAL: to recruit high school students to UF
    Take pictures that capture life at UF
    Have a theme – don’t be too scattered
    No need for journalistic captions; you’ll be creating ad-like captions in lab
    We’ll look at examples on Monday
  • 23. Announcements
    For Monday: read SoundSlides post on the blog
    Lab 11: bring in a blank disc
    Lab 11: bring in 10-20 photographs from around the campus on a flash drive
    Today’s PowerPoint will be posted on the blog