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Journalism 2300: News Photography Week Two February 1, 2010
Announcements Announcements Today is the end of the 2nd week of the semester. The following take effect today: Today is the end of the 2nd week of the semester. The following take effect today: 1. Last day to add courses. 2. Last day to use permission numbers. 3. Last day to withdraw from a course with a W appearing on the transcript. 4. Last day to change a grading option. 5. Last day to apply for a degree.
To be a better photographer…
…you need to take a lot of photos!
Who you are Aspiring: Aspiring: –Vanity Fair photo chief –Magazine editor, book publisher –Law enforcement –Occupational therapist –Broadcasters –Public relations specialists –Travel writer/photographer
Chapter 1: Assignment Where to find spot news? Where to find spot news? –Scanner –Local news radio –Local television news –Cell phones –Web sites –Contacts: officials, firefighters, police officers, friends, acquaintances –News tips
Where to find more information Beat reporters Beat reporters Public Relations offices Public Relations offices
Best time to shoot Not always when reporter conducting interview Not always when reporter conducting interview What did you learn with your photos of the DTA bus stop? What did you learn with your photos of the DTA bus stop?
Visual variety Overall shot Overall shot –Sets scene Medium shot Medium shot –Tells the story in one photograph Close-up: Close-up: –Adds drama
High/low angles New perspective New perspective –Going wide –Above, below
Persistence Pros stay until they have the best shot Pros stay until they have the best shot Plot out best time of day for photo Plot out best time of day for photo Might take 100 to 1,000 shots to get the best photograph Might take 100 to 1,000 shots to get the best photograph
Catching candids Preset your camera Preset your camera –Aperture priority/shutter priority Watch your subject Watch your subject Anticipation and timing Anticipation and timing
Approaches to candid photography Out in the open Out in the open Click and run Click and run Big game hunter Big game hunter Introduce yourself Introduce yourself Marketing spot news story: Marketing spot news story: –San Francisco earthquake
The week in pictures MSNBC: MSNBC: –http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/ /
Chapter 2: News Contacts: Contacts: –Police Train derailment Train derailment Sunshine Sunshine Hostage situation: page 29 Hostage situation: page 29 Crime scene in progress Crime scene in progress –Staying alive!
Why shoot fires? Church fire Church fire Forest fire Forest fire –Billings Gazette Pulitzer Sawmill fire Sawmill fire –Drove film to the newspaper
Accidents/disasters Grim but necessary Grim but necessary –Williston stalker –Airplane crash Accidents Accidents –Don’t get in the way! Weather affects everyone Weather affects everyone
Chapter 3: General news Covering elections Covering elections –Get to know candidates Meetings generate news Meetings generate news –Avoid lines of speakers! –Shoot from side –Look for props! Photograph the issues Photograph the issues Steer clear of the pack! Steer clear of the pack!
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/
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 –What to remember? Photojournalists capture verbs!
Understanding exposure ISO: Film speed ISO: Film speed –Higher the number, faster shutter speed Sacrifice quality for reproduction Aperture: Lens opening Aperture: Lens opening –Amount of light that the camera allows in Shutter Shutter –How fast the lens captures action Page 156 in textbook Page 156 in textbook e=related e=related e=related e=related speed-aperture-and-iso/ speed-aperture-and-iso/ speed-aperture-and-iso/ speed-aperture-and-iso/
Understanding Depth of Field Depth of Field: Depth of Field: –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzedefUX ARE AREhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzedefUX ARE Using a histogram sBKLc sBKLc sBKLc sBKLc
Let’s look at your photos Overall excellent start! Overall excellent start! 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 Lighting important: Lighting important: –Time of day –Backlighting, shadows –Correct exposure
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 Night photography: tough to hold camera steady without a tripod Night photography: tough to hold camera steady without a tripod Depth of field: Depth of field: –Infinity in overall shots –Closeups: limited depth of field
What’s a caption? See pages 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
The number of UMD students traveling on the DTA has increased dramatically. Crowds of students pile off of these buses and hurry into their warm classrooms.
Eager to catch a bus, these UMD students form a line along the sidewalks of Kirby Plaza. More and more students have come to rely on the DTA buses as their form of transportation.
UMD student Chelsey Cannata, equipped with earmuffs and a hefty winter coat, patiently waits for her bus in Duluth's frigid temperatures.
Students arriving on campus off of the one of the busier bus lines at UMD.
Students boarding the bus at school.
Whitney Blegen braves the cold waiting at the Kirby Bus Hub.
Students wait patiently inside Kirby Plaza for the bus to pick them up after their classes.
Luke McCoy waits for one of the many afternoon buses that stop at Kirby Plaza, which provides transportation for students to and from school.
Students arrive at Kirby Plaza after taking the bus, which provides many students with a timely mode of transportation everyday.
Duluth Transit Authority bus drops off UMD students outside of Kirby Plaza, the DTA has seen an increase in UMD student ridership.
A group of UMD students wait inside Kirby Plaza for the bus to arrive and take them home.
UMD junior Lance Freeport, who says he rides the DTA everyday, gets on the DTA bus to go home after a day of classes.
What’s missing in these photos?
A long-distance photo taken around noon of the the Kirby Bus Plaza.
A night shot of the Kirby Plaza with a slight angle from bottom to top.
A centered view of the Kirby Plaza.
The Kirby Student Center provides much needed shelter for students as they wait for their bus.
A group of UMD students wait for Their bus in Kirby Plaza.
UMD Seniors Loni, Meleah and Abby wait for their bus. (what’s missing?)
DTA ridership is up this year with students taking advantage of free rides with their U-pass.
Students stand in line outside while waiting to get onto the DTA.
Students walk from the cold snow to the warm insides of the DTA.
3 of the regular DTA buses that often arrive and departure at UMD Kirby Plaza await for their riders and prepare to depart on route January 2010
Seth Noland waiting for DTA bus 13 to leave from Kirby Plaza on a cold morning in January 2010.
Alex Becker, Linda Xiong, and Mia Thao waiting for driver to arrive at Kirby Plaza on a cold January 2010 morning
Despite the snow storm earlier in the week the University of Minnesota cleared out the transit center keeping it safe for students coming and going from campus.
With metered parking near the transit center getting to and from class has been made easier for UMD students.
Full time food worker Gayle Johnson boards the bus after her day is over, the bus helps many University workers get to and from their jobs
Students arriving at UMD on this chilly morning.
UMD students in good spirits despite the bitingly cold weather.
DTA bus leaving as seen from inside the Hub.
UMD's Kirby Plaza bus hub area settles down at night on Jan. 27.
UMD students waiting for DTA buses to arrive standing in the bus hub area outside of Kirby Plaza at 4 p.m on Jan. 28.
While waiting for his bus to arrive, UMD senior Marc Mayer sits above Kirby Plaza, looks over an assignment, and listens to his iPod at 4 p.m. Jan. 28.
Juniors Ellen Vaagen and Wesley Gable wait for Bus 13 inside the Kirby Bus Hub.
Students wait for the DTA in the Kirby Bus Hub.
DTA buses frequent the Kirby Bus Hub at UMD.
UMD students hurry to grab a spot on busy bus 13, Wednesday afternoon.
UMD students back onto the bus Wednesday afternoon at Kirby Bus Hub.
Buses at the Kirby Hub on UMD campus wait for take a break between busy routes.
UMD bus hub right outside of the kirby plaza
Ellen Vaagen getting on the bus from UMD bus hub after a long day of school
Ellen Vaagen (Far left) getting on the Crowded 11 to go home after a long day at school
Student, Chris Bock, warms himself inside before boarding his bus each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon.
Busses cram themselves onto the shoulder in the overcrowded, makeshift station, in order to make room for other motorists.
UMD students hasten to load their busses, escaping the bitter cold.
Need to use AP Stylebook!
Need to bracket! Backlighting Backlighting –Underexposes foreground
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!
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!
Assignment for 2/5: General news assignment General news assignment Get more comfortable with your camera Get more comfortable with your camera Popularity of UMD food service areas Popularity of UMD food service areas 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:
I’d also like to know more about you Prepare a Microsoft word file with the following information and send it as an attachment to: Prepare a Microsoft word file with the following information and send it as an attachment to: –Your name, hometown –Your year at UMD –Your major/minor –Your career goals –Journalism experience (OK if none!) –What you hope to get out of this class –Anything else you’d like me to know –Best day for media tour from 4-6 p.m.
Let’s practice … depth of field/shutter speed Set up shots with Coco Set up shots with Coco –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 Jumping Bulldog Jumping Bulldog Beachball Beachball Get in groups of similar type cameras Get in groups of similar type cameras
Reading Assignment for next week: Read Chapters 4, 7 Read Chapters 4, 7 Read the Duluth News-Tribune! Read the Duluth News-Tribune!