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  • Meet in groups.
  • What you see in the eyepiece is exactly what you will take a pic of Less precise and slight delay Prediction that all cameras will soon be SLRs
  • Brain actively filters and makes patterns to cognitively handle info by making assumptions. Brain fills in the blanks and creates one single object. People can cognitively handle wide pictures with focus emphasized for the photographers. Thus, you must remember to focus and use natural elements to frame. Family photos, years of influence of bad photography./
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  • Agenda
    • How to compose photos
    • How to use camera
    • Photo exercise
  • Announcements
    • Twitter ids
    • 4 rd blog post and 2 comments due next Thurs.
      • 8 additional posts for extra credit
    • 09.29 Online Article due (1.5 weeks)
    • Visual Communication
      • Video Personal Statement
  • Digital SLR (single lens reflex) and non-SLR
    • SLR - A system of mirrors that reflects image up into the eyepiece
    • non-SLR camera looks out through a separate hole at the top of the camera.
  • Photo Inspiration
    • http://markhancock.blogspot.com/
    • http://visualjournalist.org/
    • WeSay
    • Flickr: Photojournalism 2.0
    • The 37th Frame
  • What pic do your remember more easily?
  • Framing as a Foundation
    • Fill the frame
      • Get close
      • Crop in camera
      • Natural objects
    • Use a tripod
    • Look for emotion, activity, layers/patterns, color, faces,
      • People are the foundation, not signs
  • Elements: Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity •
  • Elements: Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity •
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • Elements: Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity •
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • Elements: Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity •
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • Elements: Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity •
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • Elements: Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity •
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • • Rule of Thirds • Angles of View • Contrast • Rhythm • Frame • Detail • Line • Shape • Balance • Juxtaposition • Different/same • Simplicity/complexity
  • Questions to ask
    • What drew you in first, second? RO3
      • Lighting? Color? Detail? Emotion?
    • How will my photo contribute to knowledge and connection?
  • Sony Handicam
    • Battery
    • Power Switch = film strip is video camera
    • LCD Panel
    • W/T = Zoom
    • Taking a photo – action
    • Play button > Visual Index > Pic > Top Return > Bottom camera
    • Drawer to delete
    • Press halfway down to focus and then press down
  • Class Exercise
    • Shoot two photos INDIVIDUALLY
      • CU that the average passerby would miss
      • Well-framed photo
    • No staged photos
    • Tripod is good thing
    • Twitpic – Need to add 140 characters or less description/caption/cutline
      • #jmc305 #jweb
      • If you want to keep them, save to external drives or email them to yourself
    • Best Pic (Cu and Framed) - 5 points added to next blog grade for winner in each category
  • Reflection
    • What are your reflections related to the subject matter in this class?
    • What are your thoughts about blogging and social media?
    • Anything else you would like to add?
  • Thurs
    • Visual online communication and trends
    • Online article due 2.25 Next thurs.
  • Material Not Covered in Class
  • Slideshows vs. Photo Galleries
    • http://www.postcrescent.com/includes/newspaper/assets/slideshows/APCmuk/index.html
    • http://www.nytimes.com/packages/khtml/2007/05/22/world/20070523_SEARCH_FEATURE.html
    • http://www.azcentral.com/news/slideshow/room202/202slides.html
    • Battery
    • Power Switch = film strip is video camera
    • Quick on=Goes to sleep mode instead of turning off – saves battery
    • LCD Panel Buttons
    • Start/Stop = Record
    • W/T = Zoom
    • Home = Brings up menu (Home to go back as well)
    • Movie/Photo mode
    • Visual index of clips
    • Drawer = delete
    • Don’t touch
    • Car=
      • movie settings (wb),
      • sound = playback audio levels,
      • photo settings > down arrow > flash mode > off
    • Play = Clips appear, select clip and play
    • Option (bottom corner) = auto focus (focus on LCD screen)
    • Inside Panel
    • Nightshot = turn on when recording in dark places
    • Display = LCD panel cues turn on/off
  • Formatting & Partitioning External Hard Drive
    • Open Disk Utility
      • Mac HD > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility
    • Erase tab > Mac OS Extended > Rename it > Press Erase
    • Partition (only if you want to use both PC and Mac)
      • Go to drop down menu and select 2 partitions
      • Select first box > Name it > Select MS Dos Free Space (PC)
      • Select 2 nd box > Name it > Select Mac OS Extended (Mac)
  • Online Photo Tools
    • http://www.picturesurf.org
      • free service that allows you to upload, link, and share photo galleries anywhere.
    • http://www.flowgram.com/
      • No captions
  • Gestalt Theory
    • How people process visual information
    • Recognition of figures and whole forms through a collection of lines and curves
    • Brain actively filters and makes patterns to cognitively handle info by making assumptions
    • Web design, photography and video
  • Similiarity
  • Proximity
  •  
  • Closure
    • What do you see?
  • Good visual stories
    • Visual interesting
      • http://www.spokesmanreview.com/blogs/video/archive.asp?postID=238
    • Action
      • http://www.mercurynewsphoto.com/2007/04/27/kabaddi/
    • Emotion
      • http://www.nppa.org/competitions/quarterly_clip_contests/TV_regional/2006/winners_of_year/winners/art_of_compassion.html
      • http://www2.mysanantonio.com/specials/ENVideo/index.cfm?video=20070516soldierburial&w=480&h=360
  • Best aggregators of vis. storytelling
    • http://interactivenarratives.org/
    • http://kobreguide.com/
    • http://www.nppa.org/competitions/2008_winners/
  • Print v. Broadcast Interview
    • http://visualeditors.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=1985197%3ATopic%3A32120&xgs=1
  • Visual Writing
    • Simple words
    • Short sentences
    • Avoid adjectives and adverbs
    • Active voice
    • Long interviews are bad
  • YouTube
    • To specify a point, append a tag to the end of your video link: “#t=1m45s” (you can change the numbers before the ‘m’ and ’s’ to edit the minutes and seconds)
  • Panorama
    • http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/03/us/politics/20080903_PALIN_PANO.html
    • http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/interactives/afterthedestruction/index.html