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Journalism 2300: News Photography Week Four February 14, 2011
Announcements Announcements Extra Credit: Wing Young Huie Presentation Extra Credit: Wing Young Huie Presentation –Thursday, February 17, 2011 –Noon, Ballroom, Kirby Student Center Mr. Young Huie is an award-winning photographer who has received international attention for his many projects that document the changing cultural landscape of his home state of Minnesota. His best-known work is Lake Street USA, which in the summer and fall of 2000 transformed six miles of a well-known Minneapolis thoroughfare into one of the most remarkable public art projects in recent memory. –10 points for 5 paragraph summary of what you learn ed to by February 24
Upcoming major assignments I.Major Assignment I: Features Photograph * Due NOON this Friday, February 18 II.Major Assignment II: Winter Events * Due NOON on Friday, March 4 III.Major Assignment III: Portraits * Due NOON on Friday, March 11 IV.Major Assignment IV: Sports * Due NOON on Friday, April 1 V.Major Assignment V: Spot News * Due NOON on Friday, April 15
To be a better photographer…
…you need to take a lot of photos!
Carry your camera with you!
The week in pictures MSNBC: MSNBC: –http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/ / Duluth News Tribune Duluth News Tribune –http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/ph otogalleries/tag/photo%20galleries/ otogalleries/tag/photo%20galleries/http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/ph otogalleries/tag/photo%20galleries/
Let’s look at your photos Overall excellent variety of shots! Overall excellent variety of shots! Some of you had tough lighting to overcome Some of you had tough lighting to overcome Learning more about exposure and compensating for poor light Learning more about exposure and compensating for poor light 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!
Need to share ALL of your photos in your Picasa album Contact sheet of photos Contact sheet of photos Shows me that you have taken a variety of photographs from different angles, with different exposures Shows me that you have taken a variety of photographs from different angles, with different exposures
Brad Dick exhaustedly looks up at his teammate between periods of an intramural broomball game. "Nation of Domination" won the game 5-3. Tough lighting! Interesting angle. When? Where? Difficult to stop action in low light Tough lighting! Interesting angle. When? Where? Difficult to stop action in low light
Buddy, a 3 and half month old Beagle, was too young to officially enter the Beargrease Cutest Puppy contest, but he still drew his share of admirers. When? Where? Owner name? Creative depth of field. Puppies always cute!
Mark Slinden braves the cold to play hockey at Piedmont Community Center on Feb. 11. Where from? Cold? Interesting angle, but stronger if saw face! Tough to stop action.
Braving the cold in Canal Park, a photographer captures the icy rocks along the boardwalk on Feb. 10. The park remains a popular attraction even when temperatures fall below zero. Again, cold? Strong composition, exposure. He’s a little soft! No name OK.
Friday morning on February 11th, the 4th Street Maytag Laundromat in Duluth was fairly empty. Samuel Mitchell, a Duluth resident, waits for his clothes to be finished drying. Tells story, but focal point? Good exposure, different subject! Style: Date
A duck swims in the Duluth harbor near the William A. Irvin ship on this freezing February morning. Strong composition. Need date, and what’s the temperature? Can see eye!
Two UMD students unwind playing video games in the Under Ground, a game room in the Kirby Student Center, on a Friday afternoon. Need date, names. Flash flashes back!
Paul Karlen and Brooke Peterson are reading the drawing design of Ordean Middle School on Feb. 10, outside of the building in Duluth, MN. The school is under renovation and expected to be re-open in September Interesting topic! Could crop top. Style: Minnesota
The Underground Kirby Game Room is open for all UMD students to come blow of some steam by playing foosball, pool, and video games. Interesting angle! People stronger; tough lighting! Spelling
Canal Park is a ghost town during the winter months in Duluth, Minn. Strong composition! Be careful with generic caption.
Garbage cans line an apartment building off 20th Ave., East Second Street in Duluth, MN on Feb., 11. Garbage collected from this site will first be taken to the WLSSD transfer station in Superior, WI, and then disposed of in a landfill. Focal point? Style: State, Addresses
Angelina Costrino, Lindsey Lanigan, and Shannon Bjerketvedt work on hand crafted Valentine's Day cards for their friends, family, and special someone during a Late Night Kirby event on Tuesday, Feb. 8 in the Rafters at UMD. Good composition. Watch faces in shadow. Color makes the photo pop!
Broomball proves to be a fun time for Antahn Volk, as well as for many other UMD students. When play? Where? Tough to stop action! Face?
The sun sets on the Canal Park skyline captured here as a reflection in the windows of the U.S. Bank building on Michigan Street in downtown Duluth, Thursday night. Excellent angle, exposure. Creative! Shows that persistence and being in right place at right time pays off!
Capt. Bob Noldin (left) and firefighter Tom Simmonds spray and scrub a fire truck in the Duluth No. 4 Fire Station with the rest of the crew on Feb. 10. On days that are too cold during the winter, daily washings aren't possible. Excellent exposure, strong topic, good initiative!
A lone man is shocked to find the walkway to the North Breakwater Lighthouse closed on Feb. 9 just before sun down. The lighthouse is a popular tourist attraction and a marker for ships to find their way into the harbor at night. Good composition, but if we know he’s shocked, what about his name?
Travis Kasheimer donates blood at UMD to the North Memorial Blood Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Good composition. Strong use of depth of field. Name of blood drive?
An instructor makes a group of dancers "drop and give her five" at a dance class in the Marshall Performing Arts Center at UMD on Feb 10. Strong exposure, composition. Name?? Strong exposure, composition. Name??
Landon, a five-year-old from Dululth, lays down while waiting for his toy car to roll down to him at noon on Feb. 10, at the Miller Hill Mall in Duluth. Landon and his father were shopping together and Landon received this toy car for behaving well during the day. Landon, a five-year-old from Dululth, lays down while waiting for his toy car to roll down to him at noon on Feb. 10, at the Miller Hill Mall in Duluth. Landon and his father were shopping together and Landon received this toy car for behaving well during the day. Interesting angle. What about his face? Dululth? Last name?
Taylor Moore (left) shows Meg Kirk (right) and Denise Johnson (back) how to roll a beeswax candle at a candle making class sponsored by the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program on Jan. 9 in the Kirby Student Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Good exposure. Strong focal point/caption. January 9?????
Equivalent f-stops/shutter speed It's a simple 1:1 relationship. One f-stop change = one shutter speed change.
How to hold your camera hold-a-digital-camera hold-a-digital-camera
Expressions of motion hytips/expressing_motion_sports_photogr aphy.htm hytips/expressing_motion_sports_photogr aphy.htm
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
Chapter 7: Photo Editing Eye-Trac Research: Eye-Trac Research: –¾ of a second spent looking at a photograph! Imaginative Assignments Imaginative Assignments –Go beyond the news release –Nursing home example Select the strongest photographer Select the strongest photographer –Look at other photographers’ work for ideas
What does it take to be a photo editor? Research, research, research! Research, research, research! Camera skills not necessary Camera skills not necessary Day in Pictures: Day in Pictures: –San Francisco Chronicle Web site –http://www.sfgate.com/
Photo-selection strategies Tough to be own photo editor Tough to be own photo editor –Too close to subject Washington Post Hierarchy: P. 130 Washington Post Hierarchy: P. 130 –Informational –Graphic –Emotional –Intimate Combine categories for strong images Combine categories for strong images
What readers don’t see Whole population segments often ignored Whole population segments often ignored Inciting violence or informing the public? Inciting violence or informing the public?
What do readers prefer? Not easily defined Not easily defined Liking photo different than being interested Liking photo different than being interested Victim photos Victim photos
Chapter 6: Sports Concentration the key Concentration the key –Easy to get distracted! –Anticipate the action Timeliness important Timeliness important –Old news = no news –Important to get background information on sport you’re covering
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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…
Need complete caption information Must know names of athletes photographed Must know names of athletes photographed Editing nightmare: having excellent action shot, but no name Editing nightmare: having excellent action shot, but no name Take a photograph of the game roster Take a photograph of the game roster –To get names with the numbers
Sports as features Entertainment factor Entertainment factor Look in the stands for photos that capture flavor of the event Look in the stands for photos that capture flavor of the event
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
Shutter: 1/200 Aperture: f/5.20 Focal length: 115 ISO 50 No flash
ISO 800 Shutter: 1/250 second Aperture: f/5.60 No flash Focal length 300
ISO: 800 Shutter: 1/180 second Aperture: f/5.6 Focal length: 105 No flash
ISO: 400 Shutter: 1/1000 second Aperture: f/4.50 Focal length: 120 No flash
ISO: 800 Shutter: 1/350 second Aperture: f/4.80 Focal length: 82 No flash
ISO: 400 Shutter: 1/500 second Aperture: f/5.60 Focal length: 105 No flash
Shutter: 1/50 second Aperture: f/5.60 Focal length: 82 No flash
Shutter: 1/60 Aperture: f/4.20 Focal length: 78 No flash
Peak action Look for momentary pause in action Look for momentary pause in action Shutter: 1/100 second Shutter: 1/100 second Aperture: f/4.80 Aperture: f/4.80 Focal length: 255 No flash Focal length: 255 No flash
Panning Slow shutter speed, move camera to follow the action Slow shutter speed, move camera to follow the action Try: Shutter of 1/15, small aperture Try: Shutter of 1/15, small aperture Background will blur Background will blur
ISO: 200 Shutter: 1/15 second Aperture: f/22 No flash Focal length: 48 mm
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
Bag of solutions DSLR Tips: DSLR Tips: –Use a long telephoto –Teleconverter –Zoom lenzes –Monopod/tripod –Rain gear –Wireless remotes
Sports tips for DSLR
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
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
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
Shutter: 1/60 second Aperture: f/4.20 Focal length: 168 No flash
Shutter: 1/60 second Aperture: f/4.20 Focal length: 105 No flash
And even more sports tips! photography-tips-and-tricks/ photography-tips-and-tricks/
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! 76
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 77
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 78
Women enter field Frances Benjamin Johnston – –Documented early educational methods in schools – –Bain News Service in Washington, D.C. 79
National Geographic First issue in 1888: No photographs 1903: Ran first halftone 1905: First photo spread unbroken by text 80
Photographers as reformers Jacob Riis/Lewis Hine – –Exposed slum conditions for immigrants – –Led to child labor laws Immigrants could understand photographs published in tabloids 81
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” 82
Let’s look at the book… 83
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!
In-class assignment Get in your groups from last week Get in your groups from last week Review all of the photographs Review all of the photographs Decide on top four photographs Decide on top four photographs Write captions Write captions
Major Assignment I: Feature Photograph Due by NOON this Friday, February 18 Due by NOON this Friday, February 18 Get more comfortable looking for news photos Get more comfortable looking for news photos Let’s brainstorm more ideas for features photographs Let’s brainstorm more ideas for features photographs 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:
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
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