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1 Journalism 2300: News Photography Week Five February 20, 2012

2 Announcements Announcements Extra Credit: Extra Credit:

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!

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8 Tessa Grumstrep rocks out with her dance class on Feb. 8 at Madill Performing Arts Center. Her class teaches her the fundamentals of dance. Strong composition. Good energy. A hint of red eye? Posed? A little more in caption: city where she’s from, where Madill.

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10 Duluth tourism continues to flourish during the winter months in Canal Park. Tourists brave the winds from Lake Superior to take in the sights in Canal Park. Excellent composition, exposure. Posed? Who is she? When photo taken? Winds?

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12 Brittany Drees takes a picture of her brother- and sister-in-law, Troy and Kim Drees, in front of a frigid Lake Superior on Feb. 10. The three, along with Brittany's husband, Jeff, were visiting from the Twin Cities to attend the North Dakota-UMD hockey games. Another strong composition, excellent exposure! Excellent caption, except where taken?

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14 Maleeah Guthrie (left) and Nicole Swanson (right) are just one of many that spent Saturday afternoon on Feb. 11 looking for a new pet at Animal Allies Humane Society. The Humane Society has filled up with pets lately as take-ins for gone up. Adoption is just one way for pets like these cats to find a new home. Strong composition, excellent exposure except difficult to see cat: need caption to fill in blanks. Excellent caption information, except where Humane Society?

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16 Michelle Berg serves beverages to students as they await the start of Dining for Success in the UMD Ballroom. This event was hosted by UMD Career Services on Feb. 9th, 2012 to teach dining ettiquette. Berg works with the UMD catering service. Strong composition. Good action, use of depth of field. Style errors!

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18 A group of young girls lend a hand sweeping the ice at Congdon Park Elementary School's skating rinks on Saturday Feb. 11th. Tells story, good movement. Who are they? Exposure tricky on bright day. Crop tighter!

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21 The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra held their annual Lollipops concert this weekend on Feb. 12. Finished with her dance numbers onstage, dancer Laura Grieme struck a pose in celebration as she headed for her dressing room to grab a quick bite to eat and wait for the show's final bow. Stronger to see her face! Flash causes bright spot. No clear focal point. Stronger to see her face! Flash causes bright spot. No clear focal point.

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23 SUNSET STROLL: A couple holds hands while enjoying a stroll along the Duluth Lakewalk near Leif Erickson Park before dusk on Feb. 12. With bare trees and no snow on the ground, winter looks like autumn. Strong composition. Tricky exposure with foreground. Who are they? Strong composition. Tricky exposure with foreground. Who are they?

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25 A herd of deer search for food in a field that lies next to the trainyard in the industrial park of Duluth, MN. Corridors under the freeway that are not blocked allow the deer to tread dangerously close to trains, cars, and industrial machinery. Excellent composition, exposure. Strong focal point. Could crop from bottom. When taken? Excellent composition, exposure. Strong focal point. Could crop from bottom. When taken?

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28 Sandy, a cross between a hound dog and beagle, is taken for a walk around the lake at least once a week for some good exercise accompanied by her owner Glen Freeman. On this particular Monday, Feb. 13 it was a little chilly, "so Sandy gets to wear her favorite pink sweater," said Freeman. Sandy, a cross between a hound dog and beagle, is taken for a walk around the lake at least once a week for some good exercise accompanied by her owner Glen Freeman. On this particular Monday, Feb. 13 it was a little chilly, "so Sandy gets to wear her favorite pink sweater," said Freeman. Strong composition, exposure. Where’s owner? Excellent caption, except need location. Strong composition, exposure. Where’s owner? Excellent caption, except need location.

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30 Kitten relaxes in his safe haven, an old Grain Belt beer box as the day gets underway. Strong composition. Good exposure. Need a lot more info in caption: where taken? When? Who owns cat? Strong composition. Good exposure. Need a lot more info in caption: where taken? When? Who owns cat?

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32 Mallerd ducks arrive early to Canal Park on Feb. 12th. Lake Superior provides them with open water this winter. Good composition. Tricky exposure: flash could help. Unclear focal point. Style errors! Good composition. Tricky exposure: flash could help. Unclear focal point. Style errors!

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34 Residents near Arrowhead road and Lakeview drive scraped together enough snow to make some reindeer. The unusually warm temperatures and lack of precipitation is a change from recent years in the Twin Ports. Tricky exposure; sun spot distracting. Reindeer? Where taken? When?

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36 An Ironic history board stands on the Canal Park walk way on a 35 degree Feb.13th afternoon.While Lake Superior lays iceless for the majority of the winter thus far. Interesting angle; What’s focal point? Caption errors!

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38 The sun rises over the Duluth harbor on the morning of 2/13/12. Sunrise was at 7:16 am. Strong composition; good exposure. Pretty colors! Need more in caption: why photo taken? What’s the news hook? Strong composition; good exposure. Pretty colors! Need more in caption: why photo taken? What’s the news hook?

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40 Home owners at 4723 Gladstone Street decorate their yard with bowling balls using rebar. Interesting subject! Good exposure. What’s focal point? Why? Where? Style errors! Interesting subject! Good exposure. What’s focal point? Why? Where? Style errors!

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42 St. Paul native and antique collector Stephen Ketchmark added a barbers chair to his collection two years ago and has since turned his garage into a free Barber Shop for his friends and neighbors. Soft focus; focal point? Person in photo would make it much stronger; when taken? Soft focus; focal point? Person in photo would make it much stronger; when taken?

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44 Outside UMD's Chemistry building, water freezes when it comes out of the drain. This is especially surprising this winter, as it is the second warmest winter on record. Good composition. When taken? Why? Good composition. When taken? Why?

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46 According to Duluth City Parks regulations, alcohol is not permitted in parks without a liquor permit, yet the bottles and cans pile on brown park grass. This time of year, most of the trash is covered in snow until spring clean up is organized. Interesting angle; good exposure; when taken? Bottles? Where taken? Interesting angle; good exposure; when taken? Bottles? Where taken?

47 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

48 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

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

50 Upcoming major assignments Major Assignment II: Portraits/Personality * Due 6 pm on Monday, February 27 Major Assignment III: Winter Events * Due 6 pm on Monday, March 19 Major Assignment IV: Sports * Due 6 pm on Monday, March 26 Major Assignment V: Spot News * Due 6 pm on Monday, April 9

51 Chapter 17: History The Daily Graphic: The Daily Graphic: –First illustrated daily newspaper Difficult process Difficult process –5 by 7 inch plates –Cumbersome equipment –Days to develop –Artists drew replicas! 51

52 Evolution of printing process Halftone screens – –Ordered dot pattern, held against screen – –First halftone in Canadian Illustrated News, 1871 Full-bleed photographs by 1900 First photograph on front page of New York Times in 1910 Skeptics questioned power of photographs 52

53 Jimmy Hare Born in London, came to U.S. in 1889 Freelance photographer from for Illustrated American After leaving, went on to photograph battleship Maine explosion Covered Spanish-American war First flight at Kitty Hawk 53

54 Women enter field Frances Benjamin Johnston – –Documented early educational methods in schools – –Bain News Service in Washington, D.C. 54

55 National Geographic First issue in 1888: No photographs 1903: Ran first halftone 1905: First photo spread unbroken by text 55

56 Photographers as reformers Jacob Riis/Lewis Hine – –Exposed slum conditions for immigrants – –Led to child labor laws Immigrants could understand photographs published in tabloids 56

57 Weegee: King of crime photographers Arthur Fellig Police radio, lived near police station “New York City was his working space, night was his time, and violence was his specialty” 57

58 Esther Bubley Golden age of photographers Golden age of photographers From Superior, Wi. From Superior, Wi.

59 Let’s look at the book… 59

60 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

61 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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65 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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68 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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71 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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76 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

77 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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81 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/

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

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

84 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!

85 Major Assignment II: Portraits/Personality Photograph Environmental photograph of a person in an appropriate setting Environmental photograph of a person in an appropriate setting Photographs due: Monday, February 27 Photographs due: Monday, February 27 Brainstorm ideas! Brainstorm ideas! Using Picasa, send a link with your best photos to:

86 Ideas! Ideas! Duluth Pack Duluth Pack Teacher Teacher Coach Coach Zookeeper Zookeeper Hairstylist Hairstylist Police officer Police officer Farmers Farmers Fisherman Fisherman Construction worker Construction worker Bowler Bowler Runner Runner Athlete Athlete Uncle Louies Uncle Louies Animal allies Animal allies Veterinarian Veterinarian Brides Brides Waiters/waitress Waiters/waitress Bartender Bartender Mail carrier Mail carrier Musician Musician Candy maker Rocky Mountain Candy maker Rocky Mountain Cold stone creamery Cold stone creamery Barista Barista Surfer Surfer Mime Mime astronaut astronaut

87 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

88 Carry your camera with you!

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90 Let’s be inspired by Yosemite Horsetail “Lava” Waterfall

91 In-class assignment Working in groups at your table, find 5 environmental photographs Working in groups at your table, find 5 environmental photographs Go to Newseum.org Go to Newseum.org Each area assigned a part of the world! Each area assigned a part of the world! Survey front pages in your area that readily shows an environmental/personality portrait Survey front pages in your area that readily shows an environmental/personality portrait Working together, save to your desktop as a pdf Working together, save to your desktop as a pdf Have one member of your group write an listing all members of the group and attach the pdfs to the Have one member of your group write an listing all members of the group and attach the pdfs to the Send to Send to

92 One person copy the pdfs and send to me in a document Put names of all classmates at top of document Put names of all classmates at top of document Share the area where you searched Share the area where you searched Copy the pdfs Copy the pdfs Clearly identify what they convey Clearly identify what they convey

93 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

94 Indoor sports photography photography#more-3754

95 More tips for sports photography

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

97 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

98 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

99 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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