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Choosing a Photo

Intro to Cameras, Choosing a photos

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Choosing a Photo

  1. 1. Types of Cameras Digital SLR: Very high quality photos with many manual control options. Good for newspaper, good for yearbook. Point and Shoot: High quality photos with fewer manual control options. Good for newspaper, good for yearbook (if you set the image size to “large”).
  2. 2. Types of Cameras Cell Phone Camera: Medium quality photos with very few manual control options. OK for newspaper only IF photo is taken in bright light (low-light cell phone images tend to be grainy, blurry). Only acceptable for the yearbook in desperate situations!
  3. 3. Photos are as important as the article!
  4. 4. Choosing / Staging a Photo For a newspaper article…choose a photo that represents the main idea of your article. “State Parks Hope to Tempt Kids Into Nature, Not Nintendo”
  5. 5. Choosing / Staging a Photo For a newspaper article…choose a photo that represents the main idea of your article. “Syrian People Make the Best of Life in a Busy Refugee Camp”
  6. 6. Headline: “Congo Rangers Try to Protect Gorillas In One of the World's Worst War Zones” Which is better? Why?
  7. 7. Headline: “Jen Welter Breaks Barriers in Sports by Joining NFL's Cardinals coaching staff” Which is better? Why?
  8. 8. General Rules: Specificity! (Be specific). Don’t use a generic image to represent your article.
  9. 9. General Rules: LIFE! Show people (and other forms of life) in your images whenever possible.
  10. 10. General Rules: Activity! Show motion instead of stillness whenever you can.
  11. 11. General Rules: Color! Show colorful photos rather than monochrome or dull photos, if you can.
  12. 12. General Rules: Creativity! Try to think of interesting ways to capture your subject.
  13. 13. General Rules: Mood! Consider the mood or emotion your image is conveying. It should match the tone of your article.
  14. 14. Homework: Bring a photo for your article to class on Friday. Next time: cropping!

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