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Journalism 2300: News Photography Week Five February 20, 2013.

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1 Journalism 2300: News Photography Week Five February 20, 2013

2 Announcements Announcements Extra Credit: Extra Credit:

3 To be a better photographer…

4 …you need to take a lot of photos!

5 The week in pictures MSNBC: MSNBC: –http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/ / San Francisco Chronicle Web site at: San Francisco Chronicle Web site at: –http://www.sfgate.com/

6 Lets look at your Major Assignment I: Feature photo Overall good variety of shots Overall good variety of shots Impressed with your growth as photographers! Impressed with your growth as photographers! Remember: Constructive criticism Remember: Constructive criticism Need a news hook for photos Need a news hook for photos Put name at end of caption Put name at end of caption Put photograph want graded first in album Put photograph want graded first in album Bracket, bracket, bracket! Bracket, bracket, bracket! Need to answer 5Ws and H in caption Need to answer 5Ws and H in caption Get familiar with Associated Press Stylebook! Get familiar with Associated Press Stylebook!

7 Need to share ALL of your photos in your Picasa album Contact sheet of photos Contact sheet of photos Shows me that you have taken a variety of photographs from different angles, with different exposures Shows me that you have taken a variety of photographs from different angles, with different exposures https://picasaweb.google.com/ /Feb112013DiningCenterOCA?n oredirect=1 https://picasaweb.google.com/ /Feb112013DiningCenterOCA?n oredirect=1

8 Photo-selection strategies Tough to be own photo editor Tough to be own photo editor –Too close to subject Washington Post Hierarchy: P. 130 Washington Post Hierarchy: P. 130 –Informational –Graphic –Emotional –Intimate Combine categories for strong images Combine categories for strong images

9 Lets critique each others work In-class assignment In-class assignment

10 Whats a caption? See page 150 Who: Who: –Need names or detailed description –Need last names What: What: –Whats happening in photo When: When: –Time element important Day of week, time of day Day of week, time of day Where: Where: –Location Why: Why: –Importance of shot How: How: –Explanations as needed

11 Upcoming major assignments I.Major Assignment II: Portraits/Personality * Due 6 pm on Monday, March 4 II.Major Assignment III: Winter Events * Due 6 pm on Monday, March 25 III.Major Assignment IV: Sports * Due 6 pm on Monday, April 1 IV.Major Assignment V: Weather * Due 6 pm on Monday, April 8 V.Major Assignment VI: Spot News * Due 6 pm on Monday, April 15 VI.Major Assignment VII: Photo Story * Due 6 pm on Monday, April 29 Extra Credit: Photojournalist Presentation due March 25

12 Chapter 5: Portraits Photojournalists shoot both posed, candid portraits Photojournalists shoot both posed, candid portraits Dont need elaborate lighting, staging Dont need elaborate lighting, staging Waiting for the moment Waiting for the moment

13 Helping your subject feel comfortable Not everyone likes having their picture taken: Do you? Not everyone likes having their picture taken: Do you? Talk it over Talk it over Look your subjects in the eye Look your subjects in the eye Study your subjects Study your subjects Wait until subject tired of posing! Wait until subject tired of posing! –Be a bore!

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17 Using light to tell the story High key effect: High key effect: –Brightly lit, with few shadows –Wedding photographs More moody effect with shadows More moody effect with shadows To add depth to a subjects face To add depth to a subjects face –Main light on side of the face Look for unusual light sources Look for unusual light sources –Streetlight, projector, diffused lighting

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20 Compositional elements add impact Each situation is different Each situation is different Close-up versus scene-setter Close-up versus scene-setter Avoid busy backgrounds Avoid busy backgrounds –Check depth of field –Look for unique lighting source Props can help tell the story Props can help tell the story

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23 Provide clues to the inner person Face: Assumed to be mirror of the soul Face: Assumed to be mirror of the soul Facial expressions: Facial expressions: –Response to the current situation Mary Ellen Mark: Mary Ellen Mark: –Never asks subjects to smile –http://www.maryellenmark.com/

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28 Preconceiving the photo When photographing a librarian, do you need to show books? When photographing a librarian, do you need to show books? Come with an idea of what youll photograph, but be ready to try something new Come with an idea of what youll photograph, but be ready to try something new

29 Environmental portrait Details tell the story Details tell the story Technically not different from traditional portraits Technically not different from traditional portraits Shows person in their environment Shows person in their environment Background the key: Use wide angle lens, maximum depth of field Background the key: Use wide angle lens, maximum depth of field Arnold Newman: Arnold Newman: –http://www.arnoldnewmanarchive.com/

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33 Psychological portraits Build photograph with subject Build photograph with subject Annie Leibovitz Annie Leibovitz –Imagines what photograph will look like –Goes beyond traditional portrait –http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/e pisodes/annie-leibovitz/photo-gallery/19/ pisodes/annie-leibovitz/photo-gallery/19/http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/e pisodes/annie-leibovitz/photo-gallery/19/

34 Group portraits Show all the faces Show all the faces –Takes careful planning Soft light works best Soft light works best

35 Lets look at images in book Josh Meltzer: Josh Meltzer: –Former Duluth News-Tribune photographer –http://www.joshmeltzer.com/ –Page 95

36 Photography lingo Shoot: take photos Shoot: take photos Sharp photo: in focus Sharp photo: in focus Soft: out of focus; not sharp Soft: out of focus; not sharp Flat light: Even, with no highlights Flat light: Even, with no highlights Bracket: Take several shots of same scene at different exposures Bracket: Take several shots of same scene at different exposures Shoot a lot of frames! Shoot a lot of frames! –Take a lot of photos – memory cards are cheap!

37 Major Assignment II: Portraits/Personality Photograph Environmental photograph of a person in an appropriate setting Environmental photograph of a person in an appropriate setting Photographs due: Monday, March 4 Photographs due: Monday, March 4 Brainstorm ideas! Brainstorm ideas! Using Picasa, send a link with your best photos to:

38 Ideas! Ideas! Duluth Pack Duluth Pack Teacher Teacher Coach Coach Zookeeper Zookeeper Hairstylist Hairstylist Police officer Police officer Farmers Farmers Fisherman Fisherman Construction worker Construction worker Bowler Bowler Runner Runner Athlete Athlete Uncle Louies Uncle Louies Animal allies Animal allies Veterinarian Veterinarian Brides Brides Waiters/waitress Waiters/waitress Bartender Bartender Mail carrier Mail carrier Musician Musician Candy maker Rocky Mountain Candy maker Rocky Mountain Cold stone creamery Cold stone creamery Barista Barista Surfer Surfer Mime Mime astronaut astronaut

39 The mall The mall Subway Subway Caribou Coffee Caribou Coffee Server Server Animal shelter Animal shelter Historical building Historical building Church Church Mailman Mailman Kitchen at restaurant Kitchen at restaurant Library Library Daycare worker Daycare worker Spirit mountain Spirit mountain aquarium aquarium Professor hairstylist chef YMCA fitness trainer UMD fitness trainer Public safety official Police officer Firefighter Journeys shoe store minister Chocolate factory Antique mall Bakery 9 th and 11 th ski hut

40 Chapter 6: Sports Concentration the key Concentration the key –Easy to get distracted! –Anticipate the action Timeliness important Timeliness important –Old news = no news –Important to get background information on sport youre covering

41 Barry Bonds: Brad Mangin, SI x.php#mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=3& a=0&at=0 x.php#mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=3& a=0&at=0 x.php#mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=3& a=0&at=0 x.php#mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=3& a=0&at=0

42 Summarize game in one photo Stay until the end of the game Stay until the end of the game Summary shot might not be action shot Summary shot might not be action shot Crowd reaction Crowd reaction Coach reaction Coach reaction Thrill of victory, agony of defeat… Thrill of victory, agony of defeat…

43 Need complete caption information Must know names of athletes photographed Must know names of athletes photographed Editing nightmare: having excellent action shot, but no name Editing nightmare: having excellent action shot, but no name Take a photograph of the game roster Take a photograph of the game roster –To get names with the numbers

44 Sports as features Entertainment factor Entertainment factor Look in the stands for photos that capture flavor of the event Look in the stands for photos that capture flavor of the event

45 Sports photography techniques Freezing action Freezing action –Shutter speed of at least 1/500 second for action sports –Lets look at your cameras! –Speed of subject: sprinter vs. jogger - Coming straight at you, or on side –Distance - The closer that the camera is to moving subject, faster the shutter speed

46 Shutter: 1/50 second Aperture: f/5.60 Focal length: 82 No flash

47 Shutter: 1/60 Aperture: f/4.20 Focal length: 78 No flash

48 Peak action Look for momentary pause in action Look for momentary pause in action Shutter: 1/100 second Shutter: 1/100 second Aperture: f/4.80 Aperture: f/4.80 Focal length: 255 No flash Focal length: 255 No flash

49 Panning Slow shutter speed, move camera to follow the action Slow shutter speed, move camera to follow the action Try: Shutter of 1/15, small aperture Try: Shutter of 1/15, small aperture Background will blur Background will blur

50 ISO: 200 Shutter: 1/15 second Aperture: f/22 No flash Focal length: 48 mm

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52 Getting sharp images Bracket! Need a lot of exposures to get sharp sports images Bracket! Need a lot of exposures to get sharp sports images Use autofocus Use autofocus Select the autofocus point to capture the action Select the autofocus point to capture the action –Center usually safest

53 Bag of solutions DSLR Tips: DSLR Tips: –Use a long telephoto –Teleconverter –Zoom lenzes –Monopod/tripod –Rain gear –Wireless remotes

54 Sports tips for DSLR

55 Reaction Time Anticipating the action Anticipating the action –If wait until crack of bat, youre too late Press the shutter release halfway down Press the shutter release halfway down

56 Basketball strategies Stake a position Stake a position –Dont try to cover entire court No flash! No flash! Watch the key players, then anticipate where they will be on the court Watch the key players, then anticipate where they will be on the court Look for emotional shot Look for emotional shot Difficult to stop action, but keep trying! Difficult to stop action, but keep trying! How Sports Illustrated works: p. 123 How Sports Illustrated works: p. 123

57 Hockey tips Lighting a challenge indoors Lighting a challenge indoors Focus on key player, follow them Focus on key player, follow them Focus on the puck – tough to follow! Focus on the puck – tough to follow! Prefocus on an area in front of the goal and wait! Prefocus on an area in front of the goal and wait! Avoid going behind goal – will just see goalies head Avoid going behind goal – will just see goalies head Move around for different angles Move around for different angles With DSLR, shoot through the glass With DSLR, shoot through the glass

58 Shutter: 1/60 second Aperture: f/4.20 Focal length: 168 No flash

59 Shutter: 1/60 second Aperture: f/4.20 Focal length: 105 No flash

60 Indoor sports photography photography#more-3754

61 More tips for sports photography

62 And even more sports tips! photography-tips-and-tricks/ photography-tips-and-tricks/

63 Lets look at the book… 63

64 Carry your camera with you!

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66 Lets be inspired by Yosemite Horsetail Lava Waterfall

67 In-class photo practice Go out and practice more sports! Go out and practice more sports! This time, take your camera off auto This time, take your camera off auto Look for close-up shots Look for close-up shots

68 Picasa 3: Editing, selecting photos Set up Google Account: google.com Set up Google Account: google.com Go to: Go to: Download Picasa 3 Download Picasa 3 Upload photographs Upload photographs Under File menu, select New Album Under File menu, select New Album Type in Date/name of assignment Type in Date/name of assignment Select photos, drag to the album you created Select photos, drag to the album you created Edit photos, put the final photo selection first in album Edit photos, put the final photo selection first in album Select the final photo, and write cutline where it says: Write a caption! Select the final photo, and write cutline where it says: Write a caption! NOTE: Add full name to the end of the caption NOTE: Add full name to the end of the caption

69 Sharing album with me Select the album you want to share Select the album you want to share Click on the Share button on upper right side of the album screen Click on the Share button on upper right side of the album screen Sign in to your Google account Sign in to your Google account In the Share Photos screen, in the To: box type In the Share Photos screen, in the To: box type

70 Reading Assignment for next week: Read Chapter: Multimedia Read Chapter: Multimedia Read the Duluth News-Tribune! Read the Duluth News-Tribune!


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