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Journalism 3300: News Photography Week Three February 9, 2009.

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1 Journalism 3300: News Photography Week Three February 9, 2009

2 Announcements Announcements Snow (or should I say lack of ice) day! Snow (or should I say lack of ice) day!

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 Photojournalist defined What is a photojournalist? What is a photojournalist? –http://markhancock.blogspot.com/1996/01/w hat-is-photojournalist.html hat-is-photojournalist.htmlhttp://markhancock.blogspot.com/1996/01/w hat-is-photojournalist.html

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 Camp Phillips' spokesperson Joe Larson gives Bjorn Larsen some information about the camp on Wednesday in front of the UMD Bookstore during Outdoor Career day where many booths were set up for students to look at.

12 Volunteer Coordinator Leah Nelson helps freshman Michele Lord confirm her placement at UMD's Volunteer Fair on February 3 in the Kirby Ballroom. Volunteer Coordinator Leah Nelson helps freshman Michele Lord confirm her placement at UMD's Volunteer Fair on February 3 in the Kirby Ballroom.

13 Tim Jorgenson of the Mind 2 Mind After-School program, talks with a student in the Kirby Ballroom Wednesday afternoon, about volunteer opportunities

14 Many UMD students attended the Volunteer Fair in the Ballroom Wednesday, exploring a variety of potential volunteer opportunities to find one that they will enjoy.

15 Critter Harbor brought two kittens to the Kirby Ballroom Wednesday for UMD's Volunteer Fair.

16 UMD student Brittany Iverson filled out an application to volunteer at Woodland Middle School at the volunteer fair in the Kirby Ballroom. The fair took place on Feb. 4.

17 Bob Gagner of the YMCA talks to Frank Stalker at Outdoor Career Day in the Kirby Student Center Wednesday.

18 Jerome, searching for new owners and volunteer, peaks over the shoulder of Matt Nesshengel, an employee at Critter Harbor, on Wednesday afternoon at the Volunteer Fair in UMD's Kirby Ballroom.

19 Critter Harbor's Bianca Nesshengel solicits for volunteer help at the Volunteer Fair held in UMD's Kirby Ballroom, February 4, On Nesshengel's shoulder is one of two shelter cats that Critter Harbor cares for.

20 Several UMD students inquire about career options at the Outdoor Career Day in Kirby Student Center Wednesday, Feb. 4, Students who would like a summer job, internship, or a career in an outdoor field are able to find the jobs that may suit them at this annual event.

21 At the Volunteer Fair, held in the Kirby Ballroom Wednesday, Adam Depre talks to a UMD student about volunteer opportunities with the Boys and Girls Club of Duluth.

22 UMD student Duzong Yang and Matt Nesshengel for Critter Harbor discuss volunteer opportunities on Wednesday during the Volunteer Fair.

23 At the Volunteer Fair, held in the Kirby Ballroom Wednesday, Adam Depre talks to a UMD student about volunteer opportunities with the Boys and Girls Club of Duluth.

24 Duluth students attend the Volunteer fair in the ballroom last Wednesday.

25 UMD Sophomore Chris Dwyer discusses opportunities with Megan Fochs, of Mentor Duluth, at the Volunteer Fair in the Kirby Ballroom on Wednesday.

26 Program Director of Luther Point Bible Camp, Jesse Weiss (left), talks about his organization on Career Day at Kirby Student Center on Wednesday afternoon.

27 Sophomore Cassi Kelly, fills out an application for the Boys and Girls Club at the volunteer fair hosted by UMD's Civic Engagement Wednesday in the Kirby Ballroom. Kelly is applying to volunteer to fulfill a service requirement for a class this spring.

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29 Chelsey Doepner (right) and Alex Hill (left) discuss volunteer options at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Volunteer Fair on February 4th.

30 Students and the public were able to learn about outdoor and enviornmental employment opportunities at UMD's Outdoor Career Day on Wednesday outside of the UMD Bookstore.

31 Students at the Volunteer Fair, sponsored by UMD Office of Civic Engagement, in the UMD Kirby Ballroom seeking volunteer opportunities in the Duluth community on Wednesday February 4, 2009.

32 February 4th, UMD students gather at the Volunteer Fair in Kirby Ballroom to scout out new volunteering oppertunities.

33 Adam Depre recuits for the Boys and Girls Club, UMD Volunteer Fair, Wedneday, Febuary 2009, Duluth, Minnesota

34 Sophmore and Criminology Major Joe Esler talks about summer employment opportunities with Kevin Jansen of Northern Tier at UMD's Outdoor Job Fair Sophmore and Criminology Major Joe Esler talks about summer employment opportunities with Kevin Jansen of Northern Tier at UMD's Outdoor Job Fair

35 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”

36 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

37 “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

38 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

39 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

40 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

41 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

42 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

43 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

44 Chapter 7: Photo Editing Eye-Trac Research: Eye-Trac Research: –¾ of a second spent looking at a photograph! Imaginative Assignments Imaginative Assignments –Go beyond the news release –Nursing home example Select the strongest photographer Select the strongest photographer –Look at other photographers’ work for ideas

45 What does it take to be a photo editor? Research, research, research! Research, research, research! Camera skills not necessary Camera skills not necessary Day in Pictures: Day in Pictures: –San Francisco Chronicle Web site –http://www.sfgate.com/

46 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

47 What readers don’t see Whole population segments often ignored Whole population segments often ignored Inciting violence or informing the public? Inciting violence or informing the public?

48 What do readers prefer? Not easily defined Not easily defined Liking photo different than being interested Liking photo different than being interested Victim photos Victim photos

49 NEED Magazine

50 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!

51 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 all of your photos, put final selection first Upload all of your photos, put final selection first 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

52 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

53 Carry your camera with you!

54 Assignment for 2/13: 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:

55 Let’s practice … depth of field Set up shots at your table Set up shots at your table –Using smallest aperture (largest number)  All will be in focus  Need to use a slower shutter speed to get correct exposure –Using largest aperture (smallest number)  Selective focus – background will be blurred  Need to use a faster shutter speed to get correct exposure

56 Reading Assignment for next week: Read Chapter 6 Read Chapter 6 Read the Duluth News-Tribune! Read the Duluth News-Tribune!


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