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1 Journalism 2300: News Photography Week One January 25, 2010

2 Announcements Announcements Attendance! Attendance! Paperwork Paperwork Name cards Name cards If drop any classes, 100% tuition refund if dropped by January 26 If drop any classes, 100% tuition refund if dropped by January 26 –Drops to 75% Drops to 75%Drops to 75%

3 To be a better photographer…

4 …you need to take a lot of photos!

5 Focus of class Learn what makes a good news photograph Learn what makes a good news photograph Basic skills in producing a good news photograph Basic skills in producing a good news photograph Focus on still photographs Focus on still photographs Share your photographs: through Web site, presentation software Share your photographs: through Web site, presentation software Learn about the history of news photography Learn about the history of news photography

6 Introductions Instructor: Lucy Kragness Instructor: Lucy Kragness –University of Minnesota Duluth Experience  3/96 to present: Assistant to the Chancellor  1/05 to present: Jour 2001 instructor  1/09 to present: Jour 2300 instructor  10/90 to 3/96: Alumni Director, University Relations  8/90 to 10/90: Acting Director, Alumni and Media Relations  11/84 to 10/90: Publications Director, Alumni and Media Relations  3/89 to 5/94: Taught Publications Editing, a three-credit spring quarter journalism course  6/85 to 6/90: Volunteer editorial adviser, Statesman student newspaper –Freelance Experience:  7/86 to present: Freelance writer, photographer for several regional and national publications  Action Photos,

7 –Newspaper Experience:  9/83 to 9/84: One-person bureau in Sheridan, Wyo., for the Billings Gazette in Billings, Mont.  3/81 to 9/83: Assistant state editor at the Billings Gazette in Billings, Mont.  3/80 to 3/81: Managing editor of the Williston Daily Herald, Plains Reporter (weekly) and the Williston Basin Reporter (bi- weekly), all in Williston, N.D.  11/79 to 3/80: Assistant managing editor/Sunday editor at the Williston Daily Herald  6/79 to 11/79: Reporter, business editor at the Williston Daily Herald  11/78 to 6/79: Assistant editor at the Northeaster newspaper in Minneapolis. –Education:  Master of Education in Educational Computing and Technology, University of Minnesota Duluth,  Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, –Personal:  Married, two grown stepchildren, grandma!

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40 Remember these photos….

41 Let’s look at syllabus

42 Office Hours: 502 Darland Mondays between 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays between 3:30-4:30 p.m. Before/after class Before/after class By appointment By appointment

43 Texts Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach, Kenneth Kobre, Sixth Edition Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach, Kenneth Kobre, Sixth Edition Associated Press Stylebook Associated Press Stylebook

44 Course description Basic skills course in news photography Basic skills course in news photography Fundamentals of photojournalism Fundamentals of photojournalism

45 Student Responsibilities Mandatory attendance Mandatory attendance –Please arrive on time –Turn off cell phones –Avoid surfing the Internet! –Respect classmates/instructor Major/out-of-class photography assignments Major/out-of-class photography assignments Final portfolio/Web site of photographs Final portfolio/Web site of photographs Class participation Class participation Snowy? Call UMD snow hotline: SNOW Snowy? Call UMD snow hotline: SNOW

46 Individual presentation on a prominent photojournalist Individual presentation on a prominent photojournalist Bring fully charged laptop to class each week Bring fully charged laptop to class each week Bring Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach to class each week Bring Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach to class each week Daily reading of the Duluth News-Tribune Daily reading of the Duluth News-TribuneDuluth News-TribuneDuluth News-Tribune Weekly reading of the Statesman Weekly reading of the StatesmanStatesman Midterm exam Midterm exam Final exam Final exam

47 Grading Major photography assignments: 40% Major photography assignments: 40% Out-of-class assignments: 14% Out-of-class assignments: 14% Midterm exam: 5% Midterm exam: 5% Presentation on photojournalist: 8% Presentation on photojournalist: 8% Class participation: 13% Class participation: 13% Final portfolio: 15% Final portfolio: 15% Final exam: 5% Final exam: 5% Egradebook: Egradebook: –http://www.d.umn.edu/egradebook

48 Extra Credit Photograph published: 10 points Photograph published: 10 points –Need prior approval Letter to the Editor published: 10 points Letter to the Editor published: 10 points –Duluth News-Tribune –Minneapolis Star-Tribune –St. Paul Pioneer Press Media tours: 10 points Media tours: 10 points Other: Arranged Other: Arranged

49 Extra Credit: 10 points "Ubuntu: I am because you are“ "Ubuntu: I am because you are“ –Tuesday, January 26, p.m. Bohannon Hall 90 Anton Van Zyl is the publisher of a group of independent papers in the South Africa’s remote Limpopo province. Zaidi Khumalo is editor of a one-man, monthly newspaper in one of the townships of Johannesburg. a short (5 paragraph) summary of what you learned to by Tuesday, February 2.

50 Late assignments Journalism definition: Journalism definition: –The collection and editing of news for presentation through the media Old news = no news: Old news = no news: –No late assignments!

51 Cina 104 Available to all journalism students Available to all journalism students

52 Internships Internships key to journalism positions Internships key to journalism positions Marty Sozansky, Department of Composition, coordinates internships Marty Sozansky, Department of Composition, coordinates internships

53 Student Academic Integrity Policy UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community.

54 Student Conduct Code Students are expected to follow the University’s Student Conduct Code Students are expected to follow the University’s Student Conduct Code Student Conduct Code Student Conduct Code Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor’s ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor’s ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Disruptive behavior includes ringing cell phones, text-messaging, watching videos, playing computer games, surfing the Internet, doing . Disruptive behavior includes ringing cell phones, text-messaging, watching videos, playing computer games, surfing the Internet, doing .

55 Students with Disabilities Individuals who have any disability, either permanent or temporary, that might affect their ability to perform in this class are encouraged to inform the instructor at the start of the semester. Adaptation of methods, materials, or testing may be made as required to provide for equitable participation. Individuals who have any disability, either permanent or temporary, that might affect their ability to perform in this class are encouraged to inform the instructor at the start of the semester. Adaptation of methods, materials, or testing may be made as required to provide for equitable participation.

56 Safety and Security at UMD UMD is committed to the safety and security of its students, faculty and staff. Many people have been involved in planning and implementing a variety of approaches to campus safety. UMD is committed to the safety and security of its students, faculty and staff. Many people have been involved in planning and implementing a variety of approaches to campus safety.

57 How will the class work? Weekly reading assignments Weekly reading assignments Major/out-of-class photography assignments Major/out-of-class photography assignments Lectures, discussions Lectures, discussions Class critiques Class critiques PowerPoint presentations, assignments will be on class Web site PowerPoint presentations, assignments will be on class Web site All assignments will be turned in electronically.

58 Let’s look at List of Assignments

59 Questions about syllabus? Syllabus, assignments, lectures at:

60 Are you ready to work! You’ll be a better photojournalist at the end of this class … You’ll be a better photojournalist at the end of this class …

61 Categories of news photos Spot News Spot News General News General News Features Features Portraits/Personalities Portraits/Personalities Sports Sports Illustrations Illustrations Photo stories Photo stories

62 Let’s get inspired: Vanity Fair’s 25 best news photographs

63 Photography lingo Shoot: take photos Shoot: take photos Sharp photo: in focus Sharp photo: in focus 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!

64 How a camera works

65 Carry your camera with you!

66 Assignment for 1/29: Perspective/general news assignment Perspective/general news assignment Get more comfortable with your camera Get more comfortable with your camera Read Chapter 1 and focus on perspective Read Chapter 1 and focus on perspective Go to Kirby Plaza Bus Hub, take photographs from three perspectives: Go to Kirby Plaza Bus Hub, take photographs from three perspectives: –Overall –Medium –Close-up Shoot from a variety of angles: above, down low Shoot from a variety of angles: above, down low Shoot at different times of day Shoot at different times of day Submit photos through Picasa Submit photos through Picasa

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69 Close-up

70 5 Ws and H Need to provide caption information for each photograph Need to provide caption information for each photograph What’s a caption? What’s a caption? –Brief description of what’s going on in the photograph What are the 5 Ws and H? What are the 5 Ws and H? –Who, what, when, where, why and how

71 How to write a caption Pages Pages Final photographs for all assignments need to have a strong caption Final photographs for all assignments need to have a strong caption

72 How to use AP Stylebook Stylebook Key Stylebook Key –Addresses:  Is this correct? 25 East Silver St. –Spellings:  Adviser/advisor; Legislative titles Sports Guidelines and Style Sports Guidelines and Style Business Guidelines and Style Business Guidelines and Style A Guide to Punctuation A Guide to Punctuation Editing Marks Editing Marks

73 Don’t memorize, familiarize!

74 Let’s go find news photos online Newseum: Today’s Front Pages Newseum: Today’s Front Pages –http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/

75 Let’s look at your camera equipment How many have compact digital cameras How many have compact digital cameras How many have digital SLRs (single lens reflex) How many have digital SLRs (single lens reflex) No camera phones! No camera phones! Film camera OK, but need to digitize your photos for assignments Film camera OK, but need to digitize your photos for assignments

76 Key parts of a camera Aperture: Lets light in Aperture: Lets light in Shutter: Controls how fast light is let in Shutter: Controls how fast light is let in

77 Digital work flow

78 Let’s practice with your cameras Assignment: Photograph a journalism class at UMD Assignment: Photograph a journalism class at UMD –Must produce 3 photos:  Overall shot  Medium shot  Close-up Transfer photos to your computer Transfer photos to your computer Open Picasa account Open Picasa account

79 I’d also like to know more about you Prepare a Microsoft word file with the following information and send it as an attachment to: Prepare a Microsoft word file with the following information and send it as an attachment to: –Your name, hometown –Your year at UMD –Your major/minor –Your career goals –Journalism experience (OK if none!) –What you hope to get out of this class –Anything else you’d like me to know –Best day for media tour from 4-6 p.m.

80 Reading Assignment for next week: Read Chapters 1, 2, 3 Read Chapters 1, 2, 3 Read the Duluth News-Tribune! Read the Duluth News-Tribune!


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