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Journalism 3300: News Photography Week Four February 16, 2009.

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1 Journalism 3300: News Photography Week Four February 16, 2009

2 Announcements Announcements

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/ /

6 Let’s go find news photos online Work in groups of 4 Work in groups of 4 Newseum: Today’s Front Pages Newseum: Today’s Front Pages –http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/

7 Let’s look at your photos Overall excellent variety of shots Overall excellent variety of shots You had some tough lighting to overcome You had some tough lighting to overcome Learning more about exposure and compensating for poor light Learning more about exposure and compensating for poor light 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!

8 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

9 An airplane squeezes through the setting sun and rising moon near the Duluth/Sky Harbor Arpt in Duluth, Minn., Sunday, Feb. 8, The sunny day, along with above freezing temperatures offered a nice break to those plagued by winter travel

10 Tim Schandel, Curator of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, reviews historical documents before cataloging them in the museum’s first floor offices on a February 12, 2009 morning. Photograph by James Patrick Buchanan

11 Celeste Carlson of Engwall Florists on Woodland Ave. prepares flowers for the upcoming Valentine's Day.

12 The ledge that overlooks the creek at Chester Bowl is just as beautiful a sight as the creek itself.

13 Jen Craft, UMD athletic office employee, hangs signs for the Think Pink event to raise money for local breast cancer survivors and facilities.

14 Laura Wahl and Russ Braby advise students about study abroad opportunities in England at UMD's Study Abroad Fair held on Thursday. Representatives from numerous study abroad programs attended the fair and students were presented with dozens of study options throughout the globe.

15 Manager Wade Backstrom, left, was in charge of the phone while Becky Daugaard, center, and Celest Carlson, right, prepared bouquets at the Engwall Florist shop in the Mount royal shopping center. The shop saw a lot of business the afternoon before Valentine's Day.

16 The gas station on Superior street offers customers deals to keep them coming back.

17 Andrea Erickson says that her Calico cat, Ollie, has always liked to "sit like the big boys." Photograph by: Kendra Richards

18 Sisters Alethea (junior) and Debbie (sophomore), finish lacing up their skates at UMD's SpHc. They saw flyers posted around campus and decided to participate in the Valentine's Skating event sponsored by UMD's Kirby Program Board on Friday afternoon.

19 Harpmaker David Kortier explains how he makes harps at his shop on E. 9th St. in East Duluth.

20 Constuction workers worked through the wet and windy conditions to get The Aerial Lift Bridge in tip top shape Thursday.

21 Players finish up at the 29th Annual Minnesota Operators of Music and Entertainment 8-Ball Championships at The DECC, Duluth, Minnesota, Friday, Febuary 2009 by Erik Kalstrom

22 A dog licks melted ice as the temperature high reached 36 on Thursday in Duluth.

23 Students spend their time studying in the Solon Campus Center at UMD.

24 Weekend visitors take in the sights of Lake Superior. Megan Pauly and Abby Mystic walk an icey path on their way to their hotel Friday afternoon in Canal Park.

25 Senior Defensmen Jeff Herman celebrates after the game winning goal at the border battle friday night between UWS and The College of Saint Scholastica at Wessman Arena.

26 Three men take pictures of seagulls in Duluth's Canal Park on Friday afternoon. Photograph by JARED JACOBSON

27 Chaz Taylor, a student at Laura MacArthur Elementary School, shares his Valentine's Day candy with staff worker, Justin Chumich. Photograph by Jami Reinhart.

28 Equivalent f-stops/shutter speed It's a simple 1:1 relationship. One f-stop change = one shutter speed change.

29 Exposure concepts

30 Shutter speeds expose/speeds1.html expose/speeds1.html

31 Macro photography=Closeups tips-for-compact-digital-camera-users

32 How to hold your camera school.com/how-to-hold-a-digital-camera school.com/how-to-hold-a-digital-camera

33 Expressions of motion hytips/expressing_motion_sports_photogr aphy.htm hytips/expressing_motion_sports_photogr aphy.htm

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

35 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 you’re covering

36 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

37 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…

38 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

39 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

40 Sports photography techniques Freezing action Freezing action –Shutter speed of at least 1/500 second for action sports –Let’s look at your cameras! –Speed of subject: sprinter vs. jogger –Distance  Closer camera to moving subject, faster the shutter speed

41 Shutter: 1/200 Aperture: f/5.20 Focal length: 115 ISO 50 No flash

42 ISO 800 Shutter: 1/250 second Aperture: f/5.60 No flash Focal length 300

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44 ISO: 800 Shutter: 1/180 second Aperture: f/5.6 Focal length: 105 No flash

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46 ISO: 400 Shutter: 1/750 Aperture: f/4.80 Focal length: 129 No flash

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48 ISO: 400 Shutter: 1/1000 second Aperture: f/4.50 Focal length: 120 No flash

49 ISO: 800 Shutter: 1/350 second Aperture: f/4.80 Focal length: 82 No flash

50 ISO: 400 Shutter: 1/500 second Aperture: f/5.60 Focal length: 105 No flash

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

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

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

54 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 blue Background will blue

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

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57 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

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

59 Sports tips for DSLR

60 Reaction Time Anticipating the action Anticipating the action –If wait until crack of bat, you’re too late Press the shutter release halfway down Press the shutter release halfway down

61 Basketball strategies Stake a position Stake a position –Don’t 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

62 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 goalie’s head Avoid going behind goal – will just see goalie’s head Move around for different angles Move around for different angles With DSLR, shoot through the glass With DSLR, shoot through the glass

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

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

65 Indoor sports photography photography#more-3754

66 More tips for sports photography

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

68 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!

69 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

70 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

71 Carry your camera with you!

72 Major Assignment 1: Feature Photograph Features photograph assignment Features photograph assignment Get more comfortable looking for news photos Get more comfortable looking for news photos Let’s brainstorm possible ideas for features photographs Let’s brainstorm possible ideas for features photographs Shoot from a variety of angles: above, down low Shoot from a variety of angles: above, down low Using Picasa, send a link with your best photo to:

73 Let’s practice … shutter speed Ball toss Ball toss –Prefocus where you anticipate the ball will land –Try out a variety of shutter speeds –Put your camera in program mode: set the shutter

74 Reading Assignment for next week: Read Chapter: Portraits Read Chapter: Portraits Read the Duluth News-Tribune! Read the Duluth News-Tribune!


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