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1 Journalism 2300: News Photography Week Five February 21, 2011

2 Announcements Announcements Extra Credit: Wing Young Huie Presentation Extra Credit: Wing Young Huie PresentationWing Young HuieWing Young Huie –Did anyone attend? –What I learned:  Still uses film!  Asks permission to take photograph  At first nervous, but relax

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 look at your Major Assignment I: Feature photo Overall excellent variety of shots Overall excellent variety of shots Impressed with your growth as photographers! Impressed with your growth as photographers! Remember: Constructive criticism Remember: Constructive criticism Need a “news hook” for photos Need a “news hook” for photos Put name at end of caption Put name at end of caption Put photograph want graded first in album Put photograph want graded first in album 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!

7 Alex Chambers keeps score during an intramural basketball game Thursday night in UMD's Romano Gym. Chambers' team lost the game. Soft focus; camera focused on background. Too close! Strong caption. Time for editing!

8 Connie, Scott, Adam (7), and Jack (9) Dodge watch a porcupine climb up its cage at the Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show at the DECC on Feb. 17. Strong composition. Good emotion. Curious what looking at! Check title – good caption!

9 Singer/songwriter Vince Cadillac performs at Beaner's Central cafe in West Duluth on Feb. 16 to a crowd of amateur music enthusiasts. Beaner's Central has become a hotspot for local musicianstrying to get exposure in the Duluth music industry. Extremely difficult lighting. Good experimentation with bracketing. Tough to hand hold!

10 An early spring in February? On Feb. 16 the 40 degree temperatures brought this local Duluth couple to the boardwalk in Canal Park to enjoy some fresh air. Strong composition. Exposure tricky with light sky, dark foreground. Strong caption.

11 The Fish Lake Lutheran Sunday School children and Pastor Dale Stiles perform music during worship on Feb. 13. The growing congregation in Harris, Minn. includes many youth. Slow shutter speed, but works with strong composition.

12 The warm weather has encouraged many people to spend the afternoon down by Lake Superior. It was nearly fifty degrees on Feb. 16. The warm weather has encouraged many people to spend the afternoon down by Lake Superior. It was nearly fifty degrees on Feb. 16. Style: numbers. Strong composition. Horizon straight? Need more in caption.

13 Sparky Stensaas (bottom right) leads a bird watching group that includes Irene Grysman (far left), Saul Grysman (middle right), Paul Roisen (top left), and Dave Lambeth (top right) in Duluth's Canal Park, Thursday, Feb. 17. The group will be heading to the Sax Sim Bog, near Eveleth this weekend, with 110 other birdwatchers from 17 different states. Excellent composition. Tells story. Fog adds mood. Spelling: Sax Zim Bog

14 Animal keeper Danny Atkinson, 37, from Wolves, Wood and Wildlife lends a helping hand to his Albino Raccoon, Fingers. The duo was in town on Feb. 17 for the annual Duluth boat, sports, travel and R.V. show at the DECC. Strong composition, focal point. Good caption – need full title!

15 Xaiver, a pug, flashed his smile Jan. 30th at the Cutest Puppy contest held every year before the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in the Fitgers complex. Xaiver, a pug, flashed his smile Jan. 30th at the Cutest Puppy contest held every year before the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in the Fitgers complex. Style: Dates Can crop out side; doesn’t need to be in the center. Owner?

16 Maddy Babineau thoroughly enjoys her marshmallow on Feb. 12 at Duluth's annual "Warmer by the Lake" Festival. Strong composition! Many strong photographs. Good caption, could add age, where from.

17 Duluth got its first glimpse of Spring on Feb. 16 with temperatures reaching as high as 50 degrees. Here a couple and their dog enjoy sitting by the lake at Leif Erickson Park. Excellent composition. Strong focal point. What lake? Names?

18 Several minutes after closing time of Duluth's Big Jig Ice Fishing Contest 2011 in Pike Lake, Minn. Thousands of people attending this annual event in Feb. 13. Tough to find focal point in overview. Exposure challenges. One sentence caption strongest.

19 Sixteen teams of UMD students come out to participate in intramural curling every Wednesday night at the Duluth Curling Club. Style: Dates Strong composition, angle. Different look!

20 A Duluth Zoo zookeeper introduces the snake, "Damian" to UMD student Ryan Dezurik last Wednesday afternoon. Damian is a mild tempered snake that enjoys interacting with excited Duluth Zoo visitors. Strong photo. Excited?? Exposure tricky with light background. Ethics? Good variety.

21 Boxer Nick Wasmikz warms up before his match for Horton's Golden Gloves hosted at Grandma's Sports GardenThurs. Style: Thursday Good photo, angle distracting. Good subject. Lighting a challenge! Could be a sports shot.

22 A girl from the 10U Junior Mirage hockey team out of Hermantown goes after the puck as the goalie and another player from Moose Lake keep it away at the Hermantown Hockey Arena on Thursday, Feb. 17, Hermantown won 2-1 and are now seated first in the playoffs which will take place March 4-6. Strong composition, action. Exposure challenge. Excellent caption.

23 Two girls wait for a fish to bite at the Big Jig on Feb. 13 at Pike Lake. Strong composition, subject. Exposure challenges. Need names, more on Big Jig.

24 Unseasonably warm temperatures produced dense fog over the the Lakewalk in Duluth, Minn. When? What’s missing?

25 UMD Intramural basketball players watch a shot hit the rim in Romano Gymnasium on Feb. 16. Students use intramurals to stay active and be competitive with each other. Good subject, unclear about focal point. Could crop, but basketball different angle.

26 The snow sculpture at the corner of 21st Avenue East and Fourth Street in Duluth began to melt on Feb. 16 when temperatures reached 55 degrees. Good composition, exposure, focal point. Need a lot more in caption!

27 Partners use each other as support while learning new stretches during Valentine's Partner Yoga on Feb. 14 in the Sports and Health Center at UMD. Strong composition, focal point. Good caption. Exposure challenges!

28 Let’s critique each others’ work Work in small groups to review your classmates’ work Work in small groups to review your classmates’ work Discuss where you took the photos, and challenges you faced/overcomed Discuss where you took the photos, and challenges you faced/overcomed

29 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

30 Day in Pictures San Francisco Chronicle Web site at: San Francisco Chronicle Web site at: –http://www.sfgate.com/

31 Upcoming major assignments Major Assignment II: Winter Events * Due NOON on Friday, March 4 Major Assignment III: Portraits * Due NOON on Friday, March 11 Major Assignment IV: Sports * Due NOON on Friday, April 1 Major Assignment V: Spot News * Due NOON on Friday, April 15

32 Major Assignment II: Outdoor Winter Activities Shoot from a variety of angles: above, down low Shoot from a variety of angles: above, down low List of outdoor winter activities List of outdoor winter activities –Did you attend any this weekend? Final photographs due: Friday, March 4 Final photographs due: Friday, March 4 Can also attend other outdoor activities! Can also attend other outdoor activities! Using Picasa, send a link with your best photos to:

33 Major Assignment III: Portraits/Personality Photograph Environmental photograph of a person in an appropriate setting Environmental photograph of a person in an appropriate setting Due: NOON on Friday, March 11 Due: NOON on Friday, March 11 We’ll brainstorm ideas soon! We’ll brainstorm ideas soon!

34 Chapter 5: Portraits Photojournalists shoot both posed, candid portraits Photojournalists shoot both posed, candid portraits Don’t need elaborate lighting, staging Don’t need elaborate lighting, staging Waiting for the moment Waiting for the moment

35 Helping your subject feel comfortable Not everyone likes having their picture taken: Do you? Not everyone likes having their picture taken: Do you? Talk it over Talk it over Look your subjects in the eye Look your subjects in the eye Study your subjects Study your subjects Wait until subject tired of posing! Wait until subject tired of posing! –Be a bore!

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39 Using light to tell the story High key effect: High key effect: –Brightly lit, with few shadows –Wedding photographs More moody effect with shadows More moody effect with shadows To add depth to a subject’s face To add depth to a subject’s face –Main light on side of the face Look for unusual light sources Look for unusual light sources –Streetlight, projector, diffused lighting

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42 Compositional elements add impact Each situation is different Each situation is different Close-up versus scene-setter Close-up versus scene-setter Avoid busy backgrounds Avoid busy backgrounds –Check depth of field –Look for unique lighting source Props can help tell the story Props can help tell the story

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45 Provide clues to the “inner person” Face: Assumed to be “mirror of the soul” Face: Assumed to be “mirror of the soul” Facial expressions: Facial expressions: –Response to the current situation Mary Ellen Mark: Mary Ellen Mark: –Never asks subjects to smile –http://www.maryellenmark.com/

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50 Preconceiving the photo When photographing a librarian, do you need to show books? When photographing a librarian, do you need to show books? Come with an idea of what you’ll photograph, but be ready to try something new Come with an idea of what you’ll photograph, but be ready to try something new

51 Environmental portrait Details tell the story Details tell the story Technically not different from traditional portraits Technically not different from traditional portraits Shows person in their environment Shows person in their environment Background the key: Use wide angle lens, maximum depth of field Background the key: Use wide angle lens, maximum depth of field Arnold Newman: Arnold Newman: –http://www.arnoldnewmanarchive.com/

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55 Psychological portraits Build photograph with subject Build photograph with subject Annie Leibovitz Annie Leibovitz –Imagines what photograph will look like –Goes beyond traditional portrait –http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/e pisodes/annie-leibovitz/photo-gallery/19/ pisodes/annie-leibovitz/photo-gallery/19/http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/e pisodes/annie-leibovitz/photo-gallery/19/

56 Group portraits Show all the faces Show all the faces –Takes careful planning Soft light works best Soft light works best

57 Let’s look at images in book Josh Meltzer: Josh Meltzer: –Former Duluth News-Tribune photographer –http://www.joshmeltzer.com/ –Page 95

58 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!

59 Major Assignment III: Portraits/Personality Photograph Environmental photograph of a person in an appropriate setting Environmental photograph of a person in an appropriate setting Photographs due: Friday, March 11 Photographs due: Friday, March 11 Brainstorm ideas! Brainstorm ideas! Using Picasa, send a link with your best photos to:

60 The mall The mall Subway Subway Caribou Coffee Caribou Coffee Server Server Animal shelter Animal shelter Historical building Historical building Church Church Mailman Mailman Kitchen at restaurant Kitchen at restaurant Library Library Daycare worker Daycare worker Spirit mountain Spirit mountain aquarium aquarium

61 Carry your camera with you!

62 Assignment due this Friday at noon Self-portrait Self-portrait Goal: To set up a photo shoot, and understand aperture/depth of field Goal: To set up a photo shoot, and understand aperture/depth of field

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67 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

68 Shutter speeds expose/speeds1.html expose/speeds1.html

69 How to hold your camera hold-a-digital-camera hold-a-digital-camera

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

71 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

72 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…

73 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 - Coming straight at you, or on side –Distance - The closer that the camera is to moving subject, faster the shutter speed

74 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

75 Sports tips for DSLR

76 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

77 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

78 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

79 Indoor sports photography photography#more-3754

80 More tips for sports photography

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

82 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

83 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

84 Reading Assignment for next week: Read Chapter: Multimedia Read Chapter: Multimedia Read the Duluth News-Tribune! Read the Duluth News-Tribune!


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