Photojournalism lecture

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PhotographyJuly 29, 2009Jennifer Cox

AnnouncementsQuizzes ouch

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Sounslides lab bring a blank CD

Final on Tuesday

PhotojournalismPhotojournalism is about capturing the human experience and making your own art; not just capturing the creations of others

Look at the good, the bad and the ugly

Examples of good pictures are posted on the blog

TipsTry to avoid posed picturesTry to capture emotionGet faces; not backsIdentify the star of the pictureGet up close!Let your picture tell a storyUse different anglesAvoid inanimate objects; focus on peopleDont crowd the pictureAction, good; blurry, bad!Use the Rule of ThirdsTry different things

Try to avoid posed pictures

Try to capture emotion

Get faces; not backs

Who is the star of the picture?

Get up close!

Let your pictures tell a story

Let your pictures tell a story

Use different angles/levels

Inanimate objectsInanimate objects tend to be boring; always try to include people

No pictures of buildings, cars, etc.

Dont just photograph a sculpture; photograph someone looking at the sculpture with an expressive look on his/her face

Inanimate objects

Dont crowd the picture

Action is exciting; blurry is not

Use the Rule of Thirds

Use the Rule of Thirds

Try different things

Some good examples

Some good examples

SoundSlides need to knowYou will be creating a slide show GOAL: to recruit high school students to UFTake pictures that capture life at UFHave a theme dont be too scatteredNo need for journalistic captions; youll be creating ad-like captions in labWell look at examples on Monday

Announcements For Monday: read SoundSlides post on the blog

Lab 11: bring in a blank disc

Lab 11: bring in 10-20 photographs from around the campus on a flash drive

Todays PowerPoint will be posted on the blog