Today we will:
- Discuss projects
- Apply Menchner reading to projects
- Learn the basic elements of photography – types of photos and basic elements photographers look for in photos
- Judge an online photo contest
- Talk about your slide shows – the kinds of photos you should be shooting
Kinds of Photos
Informational photos—Tell you who the subject is and/or offer a record of the event.
Passive photos – Show a person posing for a photo. This can be when the event has already happened. The photo may say something about the person or the environment and can add to the story.
Active photos – Show people involved in an event. These photos tell stories. They show people interacting with their environment. They capture the essence of what the story is about. Most of your photos should fall in this category.
The Elements of Photography
These are the nouns and verbs of your image.
- Content/timeliness/storytelling capacity
- rule of thirds
- personality of subject
- sense of place
Rule of Thirds
You Be the Judge — photocontest
West Side Pieces
What photos will you need for your stories?
1. Scene setters — establishing shots
2. Middle-shots — here is where you tell the story
3. Close-up — reveals character
Five week blogs due today. Assignments I will be grading:
- Dan Gillmor’s “We The Media” Introduction & Chapter 1 (posted on UB Learns)
- Comment on the following websites. What can we learn from each? http://missionlocal.org, http://nycitynewsservice.
- Steve Buttry Blog entry on “Finding and developing story ideas.”
- Picking the Right Media for a Story http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/picking-right-media-reporting-story.
- Melvin Mencher’s News Reporting and Writing, Chapter 7 (The Writer’s Art) (posted on UB Learns)
- Writer’s Tool Box