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1 Journalism 2300: News Photography Week Three February 7, 2011

2 Announcements Announcements Extra Credit: Wing Young Huie Presentation Extra Credit: Wing Young Huie Presentation –Thursday, February 17, 2011 –Noon, Ballroom, Kirby Student Center Mr. Young Huie is an award-winning photographer who has received international attention for his many projects that document the changing cultural landscape of his home state of Minnesota. His best-known work is Lake Street USA, which in the summer and fall of 2000 transformed six miles of a well-known Minneapolis thoroughfare into one of the most remarkable public art projects in recent memory. –10 points for 5 paragraph summary of what you learn ed to by February 24

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 turn in textbook quizzes What surprised you? What surprised you?

7 Photojournalism assignment Have you heard back from your photographer? Have you heard back from your photographer? Any concerns? Any concerns?

8 Let’s review who you have… Molly: David Brewster, Minneapolis Star Tribune Molly: David Brewster, Minneapolis Star Tribune Luke: Steve Muscatelo, New Ulm Journal Luke: Steve Muscatelo, New Ulm Journal Braden: Bruce Olson, Montevideo American News Braden: Bruce Olson, Montevideo American News Anna: Cappy Jackson, Equine freelance, Maryland? Anna: Cappy Jackson, Equine freelance, Maryland? Erica: David Burnett, freelance photographer Erica: David Burnett, freelance photographer Gram: Paul Walsh, AP freelance, Duluth Gram: Paul Walsh, AP freelance, Duluth Evia: Bea Wiharta, Reuters, Indonesia Evia: Bea Wiharta, Reuters, Indonesia Matt: Jamie Squire, Getty Images Matt: Jamie Squire, Getty Images Kim: Kirtstin Hatz, Shakopee Valley News Kim: Kirtstin Hatz, Shakopee Valley News Amanda: Tom Wallace, Minneapolis Star Tribune Amanda: Tom Wallace, Minneapolis Star Tribune

9 Reegan: Tom Carothers, Woodbury Bulletin Reegan: Tom Carothers, Woodbury Bulletin Tara: Nadine Kasel, Food Magazine, Twin Cities Tara: Nadine Kasel, Food Magazine, Twin Cities Jessica: Jean Pieri, Pioneer Press Jessica: Jean Pieri, Pioneer Press Amelia: Annie Griffiths, National Geographic Amelia: Annie Griffiths, National Geographic Laura: Scott Wallace, National Geographic Laura: Scott Wallace, National Geographic Jennifer: Philip Kamras, Times Union, Albany, NY Jennifer: Philip Kamras, Times Union, Albany, NY Ean: Kate Wiltshire, freelance, Dubois, WY Ean: Kate Wiltshire, freelance, Dubois, WY Bailey: Stacy Axelrod, Daily Tar Heel, North Carolina Bailey: Stacy Axelrod, Daily Tar Heel, North Carolina Wesley: ???? Wesley: ???? Lisa: Joe Lemke, Spin Magazine Lisa: Joe Lemke, Spin Magazine Alexa: Jennifer Cappucio Maher, Inland Valley Daily News, Upland, California Alexa: Jennifer Cappucio Maher, Inland Valley Daily News, Upland, California Bobby: Sun Sailor, Plymouth, MN Bobby: Sun Sailor, Plymouth, MN Heather: Carl Burton, Mankato Free Press Heather: Carl Burton, Mankato Free Press

10 Let’s look at your photos Good job! Good job! Composition: Photos need to tell the story Composition: Photos need to tell the story Get in the habit of taking photos from all angles: Get in the habit of taking photos from all angles: –Overall, medium, close-up –Pick best shot for future assignments Shutter speed: Shutter speed: –In low-light, tough to hold steady under 1/30 shutter speed Make sure that the picture quality on your camera is set at high: let’s double check! Make sure that the picture quality on your camera is set at high: let’s double check!

11 Need a focal point Need a focal point Crop your photos: Eliminate dead space Crop your photos: Eliminate dead space Soft: Out of focus Soft: Out of focus –Usually want your focal point sharp: in focus Depth of field: Depth of field: –Infinity in overall shots –Closeups: limited depth of field Eye drawn to lightest spot in photograph Eye drawn to lightest spot in photograph –Make sure that it’s not too light and necessary to tell the story Bracket, bracket, bracket! Bracket, bracket, bracket! Use exposure + - (controls aperture) Use exposure + - (controls aperture) Bob King photograph Bob King photograph

12 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

13 Three UMD students patronize the Burger Hub located in Kirby Plaza for lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 2, Reflection clever, but reproduce poorly. Focal point? Weak caption

14 Lunch hour at the UMD food courts brings dozens of hungry customers, however the crowded set up leaves little room to move freely. Run-on sentence. When? Crop right side. Focal point? Correct name?

15 Sam Linnell and Jordan Schmidt study at the UMD Dining Plaza during their break between classes. The dining plaza is a popular venue on campus among students. Tough to tell where they are. Correct name? Exposure challenges

16 The use of on-campus food venues at UMD have been increasing over the past year. At lunch time you will find the UMD Food Court packed with students eating lunch and studying. Strong composition/caption for assignment goal. Exposure/white balance off. Crop top/bottom

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18 UMD's Food Services have been growing in use. Here students enjoy lunch on February 2nd. Composition flat. Flash washes out color. Crop right, bottom. Style: months

19 Students and staff, at Sombrero's, enjoy the Mexican style food offered at the UMD food court for their lunch specials. Strong composition! Captures goal of assignment. Caption could be stronger.

20 UMD students and other hungry people make their way to the Taste of ITALIA, part of the Kirby Plaza Food Court. The UMD Food Service has had an increase in student numbers partly due to the convenience of the school's food. Excellent in meeting assignment goal. Could crop right, bottom.

21 UMD students wait in line Wednesday night during the 6pm dinner rush at Taste of Italia. Strong photo for assignment goal. Is it straight? Style: p.m.

22 The Kirby Plaza Food Court sees a rise in student business around lunchtime during weekdays. Despite student efforts to increase healthier and vegetarian options, much of what is offered is still pizza and pop. Good use of depth of field, but an ad for Coke? No opinions in caption!

23 Ryan Johnson, a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, eats chicken fingers while doing homework at the Burger Hub on the afternoon of Feb. 2. The Burger Hub is one of the fast food restaurants located in the Plaza Food Court at UMD. Excellent composition, caption!

24 UMD students wait in line to pay for food at the Taste of Italia on Feb. 3, A popular entree' choice includes a beverage and two slices of pizza. Good composition, depth of field. Sign best focal point? No year!

25 Two students from UMD enjoy some pizza late Thursday night from the Taste of Italia in the Kirby Plaza at UMD. Interesting angle! Weak caption. Crowds?

26 Many UMD students use the food court as not only a place to eat, but also an area to study. Strong composition. Could crop foreground. Exposure tricky!

27 Students enjoying lunch last Thursday at the UMD Food Court. Good composition, angle. Exposure challenges. Weak caption.

28 While waiting in line UMD student Dan Hurley grabs a bite to eat at Taste of Italia in UMD Plaza Food Court on Thursday before heading to his 1pm class. Strong caption! Meets assignment goal.

29 Lines are growing inside UMD's food court as students wait for the The Daily Special during the lunch rush on February 3, Strong photograph. Good cropping/composition. Style error: months.

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31 A group of UMD students are in line for getting into the coffee shop. It was early morning and a lot of them want to get a cup of coffee or breakfast to begin the day. Northern Shore Coffee House, University of Minnesota Duluth. February 3. Focal point? Exposure challenges. Hand held at 1/8. Need complete sentences in caption.

32 UMD Studnet Tao Fong pays for his pizza at the Taste of Italia, where they offer a various selection of foods, including your own additions of hot sauce and parmesan cheese. Good use of depth of field. Name strong. Spelling? Need more in caption.

33 During the lunch hour, UMD students line up at the Northern Shores Coffee House at the university. As one of the few food venues on campus available to students, the coffee shop sees a steady flow throughout the day. Shows busy place, but focal point? Names? Coffee Shop. When? Crop top.

34 UMD students look out towards the bus stop as they enjoy their food from the UMD Burger Hub. Good composition; could crop from the left. Need names! Weak caption: All students? Style error: toward

35 The Taste Of Italia in the Food Court at UMD stays busy at all times of the day. Students come through the line to get pizza for lunch, dinner, and anything in between. Need student names! A little dark. When? Busy?

36 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

37 Don’t memorize, familiarize!

38 Common style areas Dates Dates Months Months Numerals Numerals Titles Titles Addresses Addresses

39 Chapter 4: Features What’s a feature photograph? What’s a feature photograph? –Way to play up average citizens in circumstances other than accidents/tragedies –“movements in time worth freezing forever”

40 What’s the difference between features and news? Timelessness Timelessness –Keep holding power longer Slice of life Slice of life –Records everyday story in a new way –Kids always good! Photographers generate own assignments Photographers generate own assignments –Enterprise

41 “Featurizing” the news Main story: Event such as a fire Main story: Event such as a fire Feature photo: Fireman with a kitten Feature photo: Fireman with a kitten Emotional impact Emotional impact –Viewers reaction important

42 Where to find features photos Kids, animals and nuns in habits? Kids, animals and nuns in habits? –Get permission from parents when photographing children The incongruous The incongruous –Things that look out of place Animals acting like people Animals acting like people First and last events First and last events –First haircut, coach’s final game

43 Keep a fresh eye; take a candid Go to a new place, explore first impressions Go to a new place, explore first impressions Drive around/take bus to a new area of town Drive around/take bus to a new area of town –“If you think you should stop, stop.” Eagle Think like a visual anthropologist Think like a visual anthropologist

44 Constantine Manos Where’s Boston? Where’s Boston? –Shot 500 rolls of black-and-white and color film for this 40-projector slide show Never posed/arranged photos Never posed/arranged photos Introduced himself: Didn’t sneak up Introduced himself: Didn’t sneak up

45 Henri Cartier-Bresson Considered father of candid photography Considered father of candid photography Popped up, took photograph and kept on walking Popped up, took photograph and kept on walking ome_en.htm ome_en.htm ome_en.htm ome_en.htm

46 Is it OK to photograph strangers? Emily Nottingham research: Emily Nottingham research: –“From Both Sides of the Lens: Street Photojournalism and Personal Space” –86 percent of people approached by photographers agreed to be photographed –Forming a relationship = better results You decide what’s best approach for you You decide what’s best approach for you

47 Where to look? Public Relations person Public Relations person Find a unique angle Find a unique angle 22 ways to find a feature: 22 ways to find a feature: –Column on page 79 Where can a photographer take photos? Where can a photographer take photos? –P. 393

48 Assignment for 2/11; Major Assignment I: Due 2/18 Features photograph assignments Features photograph assignments 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:

49 In-class assignment Go out and practice! Go out and practice! Download your photographs, upload to your Picasa web account Download your photographs, upload to your Picasa web account Share the link to your folder with your classmates Share the link to your folder with your classmates

50 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

51 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

52 Carry your camera with you!


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