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Week Eleven April 11, 2011 Journalism 2300: News Photography
Announcements Announcements Special Film Courses in May May Film Courses.pdf May Film Courses.pdf
Announcements Announcements –Extra Credit: Writing Club meets this week Tuesday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. in EduE 32 PIZZA will be served. The two speakers: –Steve Kinney, a corporate writer/editor for ALLETE –Cheryl Reitan, the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for UMD Submit 5 paragraph summary of what you learned by April 19
Announcements Announcements –Extra Credit: Don Shelby Presentation Tuesday, April 19 6:30 pm, Chemistry 200 Award-winning journalist and former WCCO news anchor talks about the failure of American journalism to tell the most important story since journalism began - global climate change 10 extra credit points –Email 5 paragraph summary by April 26 to: lkragnes
How about those Bulldogs! Let’s look at photo galleries! Let’s look at photo galleries!
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/3842331/ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3842331/
Major Assignment V: Spot News Due: NOON on Friday, April 15 Capture a spot news event: – –Fires – –Crimes – –Accidents – –Weather! Doesn’t have to be bad weather …
Spot news ideas Public construction projects Public construction projects –Need to get background information Other ideas? Other ideas? Duluth Shipping News Duluth Shipping News Feature photograph: find news hook Feature photograph: find news hook Flood photos Flood photos Nature: waterfalls Nature: waterfalls Pub crawl Pub crawl Hockey riots Hockey riots
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 29
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 208-11 “Final Salute:” pages 58-59 – –Find a newspeg
Ideas from last year! Ride with taxi driver Duluth clean up Neighbor with chickens Lake Avenue Café Moving into a new house Duluth hard core punk scene
Even more ideas! Female athlete in male-dominated sport Effects of smoking ban in Duluth Struggling underground band Theatre production Halloween Alaska Chef/baker Ride along with police officer Mechanic Custom cars Fanatic fans Skateboarding/longboarding: training Spring activities Training for Grandma’s Marathon Training for rock climbing Outdoor Program activities
Let’s brainstorm photo story ideas! Take out a sheet of paper, and put your idea in the center Draw spokes out for at least 5 other possible photographs
Let’s brainstorm photo story ideas! Pass your photo idea to your right Add another photo idea Keep passing around, until all have added one idea Now, discuss the ideas at your table
Photo gallery website analysis! Uconn Daily Campus: – –http://www.dailycampus.com/http://www.dailycampus.com/ Connecticut Post –http://www.ctpost.com/uconn/slideshow/NCAA- Championship-UConn-vs-Butler-11189.php http://www.ctpost.com/uconn/slideshow/NCAA- Championship-UConn-vs-Butler-11189.phphttp://www.ctpost.com/uconn/slideshow/NCAA- Championship-UConn-vs-Butler-11189.php Butler Collegian –http://thebutlercollegian.com/2011/04/photo-gallery- moment-moment-butler-uconn http://thebutlercollegian.com/2011/04/photo-gallery- moment-moment-butler-uconnhttp://thebutlercollegian.com/2011/04/photo-gallery- moment-moment-butler-uconn Indianapolis Star –http://www.indystar.com/ http://www.indystar.com/
Chapter 15: Ethics Foundations of ethical decision-making – –Utilitarian: Greatest Good for the greatest number of people – –Absolutist: Certain principles that are fixed: Right to privacy – –The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you Journalism as a whole: Utilitarian
Set up or just clean up? Altering the scene: Ever OK? Grounds for dismissal: – –Staging a photograph – –Suggesting a pose Tougher standards evolved – –Re-creations not OK
National Press Photographers Association Code of Ethics Page 357 Be accurate Avoid staged photos, changing events Keep in context; be complete Treat all with dignity, respect No pay, gifts favors Don’t sabotage other journalists
When facts conflict with photographs Is it OK to use a model? – –Child prostitutes example When is it OK to stage a photograph?
A continuum of control Hidden cameras – –No control Sports photography Hard news Features Portraits Photo illustrations
Shifting standards What did Janet Cooke do in 1980?
Covering tragedy and grief Pictures can actually help victims, families – –UMD police chief Do all tragedies need photo coverage? – –Eddie Adams Professional or Good Samaritan?
Moral dilemmas of a picture editor Risk of sensationalism, offending readers
Ken Jarecke: Death of an Iraqi soldier http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4528745.stm
Charles Porter: Tragedy in Oklahoma http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4529389.stm
Let’s look at the book…
Next week: Bring cameras! Practice aperture/shutter relationship Practice aperture/shutter relationship Go outside! Go outside!
Let’s work on websites Need to show me where you are! Need to show me where you are! Continue to work on your personal website for the final project Continue to work on your personal website for the final project
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: http://picasa.google.com/ Go to: http://picasa.google.com/http://picasa.google.com/ 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 email@example.com In the Share Photos screen, in the To: box type firstname.lastname@example.org@d.umn.edu