Photojournalism Best Practices, by Bethany Fankhauser

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A student presentation to The Foothill Dragon Press online journalism staff, January 2013. The photos selected by Bethany are meant to be instructive for beginning photographers. Each illustrates a principal of strong photographs: "rule of thirds," framing, linear perspective, etc...

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Photojournalism Best Practices, by Bethany Fankhauser

  1. 1. PhotojournalismWhat is it?TipsA look at some of the best
  2. 2. "If it doesnt communicateanything, it might be great onsomeones wall, but it has totell a story."-Bob Lynn
  3. 3. What is photojournalism?Dictionary Definition:Communicating news by using photographsPhotographers Perspective:"Photojournalism as a medium can be used in what areintended as interpretively neutral ways to document lifeas it is. It can also be a vehicle for political, social andpersonal statements. In many cases, the lines betweenobjectivity and subjectivity, fact and attitude, areimpossible to disentangle." -Michael Benson
  4. 4. Composition● Composition includes the elements in aphoto and how they compete for thereaders attention● The composition should cause the readerto think.Techniques: rule of thirds, linear perspective,framing, selective focus, perspective, etc.
  5. 5. Rule of Thirds
  6. 6. Linear Perspective
  7. 7. Framing
  8. 8. Selective Focus
  9. 9. Perspective
  10. 10. New York Times
  11. 11. Time Magazine
  12. 12. NBC
  13. 13. Huffington Post
  14. 14. BBC
  15. 15. "If it makes you laugh,if it makes you cry,if it rips out your heart,thats a good pictures."-Eddie Adams
  16. 16. Dragon Press: Photo Contest*1 Entry Per Person*photo must include one or more of the followingtechniques: rule of thirds, linear perspective, framing,selective focus, perspective.*photo must tell a story without using wordsEmail to: beth.fank@gmail.comDue: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013.There will be prizes for the top 3 winners.

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