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Journalism 3300: News Photography Week Two February 2, 2009
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? Duluth News-Tribune: Friday paper Duluth News-Tribune: Friday paper
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
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
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 cutline? 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
Two DTA bus lines approach the Kirby Plaza bus hub to pick up many chilly UMD students waiting for a ride home from UMD in Duluth, Minnesota on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009.
Need to use AP Stylebook! Two DTA bus lines approach the Kirby Plaza bus hub to pick up many chilly UMD students waiting for a ride home from UMD in Duluth, Minnesota on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009.
Freshmen Joanna Schlegelmilch (Left) and Emily Heiland (Right) find which bus route they need to get to ZLB plasma center from the UMD Kirby Plaza bus stop on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009.
From left, Sophomores Sarah Reisdorf, Megan Danbury, Matt Johnson, Mike Novitski, and Kayla Wild board the DTA, heading home to Superior Street in Duluth, Minnesota on Thursday Jan. 29, 2009.
Recently, the DTA (Duluth Transit Authority) has seen a significant increase in student bus ridership at the Kirby Plaza Transit Center.
Jennifer Daramola, a junior at St. Scholastica, works on some homework while waiting for the number 18 bus to arrive.
In 2008, the DTA recorded over 3 million riders for the first time since 2002.
UMD Senior, Molly Cleary, steps on the bus to head home after a day full of classes Thursday.
UMD students line up to board one of the buses leaving campus Thursday.
UMD students walk to board the waiting buses, Thursday.
Students await the bust at UMD’s DTA bus hub in the Kirby Plaza on Friday afternoon.
Need to bracket! Backlighting Backlighting –Underexposes foreground
Andrew Janssen gets some work done on his laptop while waiting for the bus.
Students John Franklin and Eric Olson bear the cold while waiting for the bus.
A bus waits at the Kirby Student Center bus stop.
Students wait to board the route 11 bus at night.
Senior Erik Elsberry reads up on our 44th president while waiting for his bus.
Many UMD students rely on the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) to get to and from their classes. The bus drops off and picks up students in front of the Kirby Student Center.
UMD students Joe Berger and Sarah Christoll wait for the bus inside of the Kirby Student Center. They are two of many students who rely on the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) to get to and from school.
UMD student Amy Johnson waits for the bus inside of the Kirby Student Center. She is one of many students who rely on the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) to get to and from school.
A DTA bus stopped at Kirby Plaza to unload the students who choose to save money on increased gas prices.
Students exiting a DTA bus on a morning when some decided that it was too cold to start up their vehicle.
Sophomore Erin Revord enters UMD thankful she was able to have a warm ride to campus.
People getting off the DTA bus and entering Kirby Plaza at UMD.
Former acquaintances Patrick(left) and Ryan(right) meet up again while waiting for the bus in the entrance of Kirby Plaza at UMD.
Jason Featherstone looks at the bus schedule while waiting for the bus in the entrance of Kirby Plaza at UMD.
Student Center is where hundreds of UMD students use the DTA each day
Students Loading the Duluth Public Bus System at the Kirby Student Center
Senior Communication Major Brian Andrews using his U-Card to ride the Transit for Free
A group of UMD students jockey for a spot in line as they quickly board one of the Duluth Transit Authority busses outside of Kirby Plaza on the UMD campus on Friday, January 30th, An increasingly common scene on campus.
UMD students stand in the bitter cold of winter waiting their turn as a Duluth Transit Authority bus departs from Kirby plaza on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009.
Engineering student Peter Walls waits patiently for a late number 13 bus outside of Kirby Plaza on Friday, January 30th, With so many people opting to ride it is hard for drivers to keep their schedules.
UMD students board the Duluth Transit system at Kirby Plaza.
A bus departs from Kirby Plaza after early morning classes.
Students board the bus at the Kirby Bus Depot, Friday, January 30, 2008, in Duluth, Minnesota.
Jessie Oldstad and Rob Casasnovas wait at the Kirby Bus Depot, Friday, January 30, 2008, in Duluth Minnesota.
Jared Johnston reads the paper at the Kirby Bus Depot, Friday, January 30, 2008, in Duluth, Minnesota.
DTA busses awaited boarding outside the hub located at UMD’s Kirby Plaza. Student bus ridership has been growing in recent months.
UMD students (from left) Ashley Johnson, Logan Evenson, and Ben Ulrich consult the bus route map located in Kirby Plaza to determine the fastest paths to their destinations.
Ashley Johnson, a third year student at UMD, explained her daily trip to and from campus while waiting for her bus to arrive at the Kirby Plaza station.
Students line up outside of Kirby Plaza Transit Center to get in to an already crowded DTA bus that is heading toward downtown Duluth on Wednesday, January 28, 2009.
UMD Students wait in line to get onto DTA bus Route 11 which is headed towards downtown Duluth outside of Kirby Plaza Transit Center on a Wednesday afternoon of January 29, 2009.
Long Xiong, right, laughs and jokes with other students while waiting for a DTA bus outside of Kirby Plaza Transit Center around noon on Wednesday, January 28, 2009.
Two UMD students stand outside Kirby Plaza waiting to board a bus.
A Duluth Transit bus sits outside Kirby Plaza while students wait inside.
Three students depart the DTA and make their way inside Kirby Plaza.
UMD junior Dave Clark waits to catch a ride on the DTA outside the Kirby Center Friday afternoon.
A student reaches for her U-card outside the Kirby Center at UMD Friday afternoon as she prepares to board the bus.
Students line up Friday afternoon to catch the next bus outside Kirby Plaza after classes end for the day.
Students wait for their desired bus at the Kirby Student Center bus terminal on the UMD campus.
UMD's Kirby Student Center bus terminal helps Rod avoid the chilly January temps while awaiting his bus.
Student ridership has made the Kirby Student Center bus terminal on the UMD campus a very active DTA stop.
Four DTA buses wait for UMD students outside Kirby Plaza Thursday evening.
UMD students stay out of the cold while waiting for DTA buses inside Kirby Plaza Thursday evening.
Four students rush to get on a DTA bus that just saw several students fill up after class Thursday evening at UMD.
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 2/6: General news assignment General news assignment Get more comfortable with your camera Get more comfortable with your camera Wednesday, February 4: Wednesday, February 4: –Volunteer Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kirby Ballroom –Outdoor Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kirby Hallway 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:
Let’s practice … depth of field Set up shots at your table Set up shots at your table –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
Reading Assignment for next week: Read Chapters 4, 7 Read Chapters 4, 7 Read the Duluth News-Tribune! Read the Duluth News-Tribune!