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February 17, 2014PHOTOJOURNALISM:What is photojournalism?-telling a story with a picture-can draw attention to read an article-it quickly gets news out -great for history purposesWhat is multimedia?-using, tv, internet, radio, and other different forms of sharing the newsWhat’s the difference from broadcasting and multimedia journalism?-broadcast is radio and television (maybe online); you are part of the story1) Questions you want to capture in a photo:-Who? What? When? Where?In the capture (under the photo), you answer the entire 5: Who, What, When, Where, and Why?2) Ethics: there isn’t a law that says you have to help people, but there is a code of ethics3) A detailed photo is a close up telling the story4) What 3 things together make a photojournalism image strong?-a moment (emotion)-composition-lighting 5) In photojournalism, you do not set up images, meaning nothingis staged….unless it’s a portrait.6) Photojournalism takes viewers beyond their immediate existence. 7) The reaction of something tells a lot of the story8) Photojournalism can change one’s perspective9) fearless; new age of 95; February 21, 2014Portraits1) The only photos is photojournalism that are set up2) You have to see the eyes in the photo3) It needs to answer the Who, What, When, and Where questions4) Don’t ever make awkward cuts- either have their whole body or from their waste up in the portrait5) Never have them stand against a wall because it creates shadows6) Dead space= unwanted spaceCompostition1) Portrait, not mugshot: find a neautral, simple background. Don’t back the person up against a wall or it will look like a mugshot2) Portraits is in focus: Hold the camera still: Be as still as possible when capturing a photo. Use 2 hands to hold the camera. If using a cell phone, don’t tap the phone so hard that it moves. Put the phone on a still surface. Hold your elbows into your body or place them on something. Lean against something thatis not moving.3) Portrait shows eyes: focus on the eyes of your subject. They should be looking at the camera.4) Rule of thirds: Divide your photo into thirds. Compose your photo so the subject is at the intersection of the lines. 5) Get close: 6) Use space effectively: make sure there is not a lot of dead space in the photo7) Keep your image clean: no distracting elementsLight1) Use your light: light tells the viewer where to look. Stand so thenatural light hits where you want the viewer to look. This should be on the face of your subject.2) Make sure the light isn’t so strong that it creates a harsh shadow under your subject’s head.3) The best time to capture a photo outside is prior to 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.4) An overcast/cloudy day is the best weather to take a photoTell a story:1) Be a photojournalist, not a fashion photographer: make sure your subject has a natural expression. Have a conversation before you take a photo. Pause when you can to capture a natural face.Composition rules:1) Leading lines and repetition of shapes and framing2) Never let a viewer know how tall/short you are.a. You’re always going to reposition your camera high or low3) Find repetition, perspective 4) Rule of thirds5) *on


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