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Week Eleven April 12, 2010 Journalism 2300: News Photography.

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1 Week Eleven April 12, 2010 Journalism 2300: News Photography

2 Announcements Announcements Guest Speaker: Brett Groehler, UMD Photographer

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 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 …

7 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

8 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

9 Ideas from last week! Ride with taxi driver Duluth clean up Neighbor with chickens Lake Avenue Café Moving into a new house Duluth hard core punk scene

10 Ideas from last year! 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

11 Share at least 5 ideas on class weblog…. Now it’s your turn to share ideas for a photo story at: Now it’s your turn to share ideas for a photo story at: –http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lkragnes/jour2300spri ng2010/ ng2010/http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lkragnes/jour2300spri ng2010/

12 Let’s look at the book…

13 Let’s build a web page Virtual Private Network Virtual Private Network Samba Account Samba Account UMD ITSS Guide:

14 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!

15 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

16 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

17 Carry your camera with you!


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