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Journalism 2300: News Photography Week Eleven April 5, 2010
To be a better photographer…
…you need to take a lot of photos!
The week in pictures MSNBC: MSNBC: –http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/ /
Major Assignment V: Spot News Due: NOON on Friday, April 16 Capture a spot news event: – –Fires – –Crimes – –Accidents – –Weather! Doesn’t have to be bad weather …
Sports Photographs Good variety of shots Remember: – –Sideline shots often as strong as action Lighting the biggest challenge!
UMD student Vincent Ohaju practices shooting basketball on campus March 25.
Sophomore Anders Engberg heads for third base after a hit from a fellow teammate during the baseball game against Concordia-St. Paul on March 30.
Young dancers from Dreamdance Academy perform to the song "Love Again" at the 2010 UMD Dance Show, which took place on the afternoon of March 27. This dance was among the many performances that took place in the Romano Gym on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus this weekend, and these determined dancers are showing their family and friends what they have learned in their dance classes recently.
Braham Player, Brad Walton squares up against a Rush City defender late in the fourth quarter of a High School playoff game held in the Romano Gym at UMD on Friday March 19th. Braham defeated Rush City and advanced to the State Tournament.
Vicious and Delicious and the Red Rockets line up on third down during their intramurals 4 on 4 flag football game on March 31 at Griggs Field.
A group of UMD students frolf on a Tuesday afteroon.
UMD's Ivan Franklin jumps up to block a basket from a Bemidji State player on Feb. 24 in Romano Gymnasium. The Bulldogs lost their final home game of the season to the Beavers.
Senior Lindsey Seaver serves for a 6-3, 6-4 win over Bemidji State during Sunday's home meet.
(L-R) Roy Sundbom, Charlie Rolling and Doug Freeman sweep in front of a rock to make it go faster and straighter towards the house or target. As participants of the Duluth All- American Club Curling Bonspiel on March 21, they had a good time even though they placed last. The All-American Club hosts the yearly tournament at the Duluth Curling Club to bring members and others interested in joining together and to have fun.
Two UMD teams participated in the National Broomball Championships held in Blaine, Minn on March 26 and 27. UMD I(maroon) defeated UMD II(gold) 6-0 in a semi-final game. The reining champs UMD I ended up taking the Collegiate Men's Division Championship title 6-0 against the University of Miami-Ohio.
UMD students Brenton Gilbertson, Matt Knutson, and Kevin Burke (from left) eagerly await a putt at the UMD disc golf course Wednesday. UMD students Brenton Gilbertson, Matt Knutson, and Kevin Burke (from left) eagerly await a putt at the UMD disc golf course Wednesday.
Teams Rx for Domination and Pre- Pharmacy faced off March 29 at Malowsky Stadium in the first set of Intermural soccer games for the season.
Asad Jawed waits for the ball after Nithurshun Sivaloganathan pitches it in the Field House on the University of MN Duluth campus on Friday, March 5th. The cricket club gets together every Friday to play and improvise by using the trashcans as wickets.
University of Minnesota Duluth Senior Jeff Engelhardt played quarterback at their team's first intramural football game of the year at Malosky Stadium March 31 as a way to get involved on campus.
(L) to (R) Terry Hansen, Howie Hanson, Dave Riesland, Dave Burger, Mark Berger, and George Lancour were winners of the 36th Annual City of Duluth Senior Eight-Ball Pocket Billiard Tournament. The finals for the event was held on March 10 at the Lincoln Park Center in Duluth.
Watching as her ball soars over the fence, junior catcher Ashley Johnson gives UMD a walk-off grand slam crushing Concordia-St. Paul 8-0 on Thursdays opener extending UMD's winning streak to six games.
Players from Lacrosse and Moorehead prepare to take the draw at the beginning of their lacrosse game on Saturday March 27.
At a basketball game in Hermantown, freshman Kevin Folman, player for the Junior Varsity Hermantown Hawks, rushes in an attempt to win the game against Hibbing.
Pitcher, Jesse Crain (left); and Outfielder, Jason Kubel (right), took some time out of their busy schedules to sign a few autographs for Twins fans from the Northland.
Sharing final photographs with me Remember: Remember: –Your edited photograph counts toward your class participation grade! 31
Chapter 17: History The Daily Graphic: The Daily Graphic: –First illustrated daily newspaper Difficult process Difficult process –5 by 7 inch plates –Cumbersome equipment –Days to develop –Artists drew replicas! 32
Evolution of printing process Halftone screens – –Ordered dot pattern, held against screen – –First halftone in Canadian Illustrated News, 1871 Full-bleed photographs by 1900 First photograph on front page of New York Times in 1910 Skeptics questioned power of photographs 33
Jimmy Hare Born in London, came to U.S. in 1889 Freelance photographer from for Illustrated American After leaving, went on to photograph battleship Maine explosion Covered Spanish-American war First flight at Kitty Hawk 34
Women enter field Frances Benjamin Johnston – –Documented early educational methods in schools – –Bain News Service in Washington, D.C. 35
National Geographic First issue in 1888: No photographs 1903: Ran first halftone 1905: First photo spread unbroken by text 36
Photographers as reformers Jacob Riis/Lewis Hine – –Exposed slum conditions for immigrants – –Led to child labor laws Immigrants could understand photographs published in tabloids 37
Weegee: King of crime photographers Arthur Fellig Police radio, lived near police station “New York City was his working space, night was his time, and violence was his specialty” 38
War photographers You’ve already reviewed several! 39
Let’s look at the book… 40
Chapter 10: Covering the Issues You’ve shown how photojournalists can bring about change – –Dorothea Lange: Depression – –Carol Guzy: Haiti, Sudan, Somalia Nick Ut: Vietnam napalm screaming little girl Jacob Riis: NYC slum conditions Lewis Hine: Child laborers
Nursing homes: A case study San Jose Mercury News investigates elderly abuse – –How to photograph? – –Background information Generations under the influence – –Pages Helpers in the war on AIDS – –Pages
Let’s brainstorm local issues Homelessness School closings For rent businesses; businesses closing 300-foot rule Trash in the streets Spring cleanups Transient/mental health Construction on lift bridge
Spot news ideas Public construction projects Public construction projects
Chapter 11: Photo Story Era of modern photo story – –W. Eugene Smith for Life magazine Finding stories: – –Personal experience – –Assignments – –Topical trends
Major Assignment VI: Photo Story Developing a photo story on a specific theme: – –Editorial essay portraying a particular point of view – –OR – –A documentary that neutrally captures a lifestyle, place or issue Five photographs due NOON on Friday, April 30
Picture story has a theme Not a collection of pictures on a topic Test theme with a headline: – –No theme if these headlines work: “All you ever want to know about…” “A day in the life...” “Aspects of …” “Scenes from…” – –Examples from book: “Every Day is Father’s Day:” page 132 “Generations under the influence:” pages “Final Salute:” pages – –Find a newspeg
Types of people stories The well known – –People magazine grew out of Time section Little known but interesting Little known but representative – –One person as an example of a trend “Never too old for love” – –One person representing an abstract topic One person living on the streets: homelessness
Visual consistency Photos interact in a print layout – –Same person – –Same object or place – –Mood, theme, perspective
Narrative storytelling Stories have common structure: – –Complication, resolution Compelling photo story also need action that can be photographed – –Woman in a wheelchair: complication – –If tries to walk, potential narrative photo story – –Showing struggle a possible resolution – –Photos walking alone completes story
Complication, resolution combined Boston fire: pages Annie Wells’ story of breast cancer: pages Motel dad: pages
Natural Narratives Hostage situation: p. 30 A deadly search for missing soldiers: pages Sports story: female boxer, page 239 Health-related stories
Comparing documentary and photo essay to narrative story Editorial essays: A point of view – –Highs, lows of alcoholism – –Development in western states – –American gun culture Documentaries – –Remain neutral; let viewers judge for themselves – –Documenting a lifestyle, place, issue
Let’s look at Pulitzer Prize winners….
Let’s brainstorm photo story ideas! Ride with taxi driver Duluth clean up Neighbor with chickens Lake Avenue Café Moving into a new house Duluth hard core punk scene
Assignment due Friday, April 9 Analysis of Web site photo galleries Analysis of Web site photo galleries
Day in Pictures San Francisco Chronicle Web site at: San Francisco Chronicle Web site at: –http://www.sfgate.com/
Let’s look at the book…
Let’s work on your web pages Google sites Google sites
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!
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
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
Carry your camera with you!
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
Reading Assignment for next week: Read Chapter: Multimedia Read Chapter: Multimedia Read the Duluth News-Tribune! Read the Duluth News-Tribune!