Who doesn’t love a 3-day weekend?
Whatever your doing this weekend — whether it’s hanging around campus, heading to an athletic event, going home to see family, participating in MLK Day activities — capture some highlights that explain an aspect of your weekend in 4-5 photos! Here are the guidelines:
- Include at least two medium shots showcasing action, drama, expression and/or unusualness
- Include at least one long shot that sets the environment for what you are shooting
- Include at least one close-up shot that displays detail
If you need a refresher on the different types of shots, check out the PPT on Canvas.
Post your photos on the blog and be sure to include a caption with each photo. Your post should be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Have a great weekend and see you Wednesday at noon.
Post 7-10 photos as part of your photo autobiography. These photos should tell the story of your life and what is important to you — your family, friends, hobbies, etc. The majority of photos should have you in it, and every photo should have a cutline. Additionally, include 2-3 of the favorite photos you shot and explain why.
You can include these photos as a slideshow or as individual photos, but make sure it will display nicely on the final page.
Post these photos by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12. We will discuss your autobiography in class on Friday, Jan. 13.
Photo Exercise: Capturing Motion
Assignment: With your team and using a DSLR camera, shoot action photos using the following modes:
- Sport/Action mode
- Aperture Priority mode (A or AV)
- Manual mode (M)
Post the best photo from your team in each category on www.piedmontphotojournalism.com.
- You will need to stage the action. Teams can work together shooting one person as a muse.
- Photos must be taken with the provided DSLR camera.
- Do not edit the posted photos.
- The final posted photos can be from anyone on your team, but I want all people to have practice shooting in each mode.
- One person on your team should upload the three photos to the class blog immediately. No captions/cutlines are necessary, but list who took each photo.
- I will need all cameras (unless you are checking it out for the weekend) by 2 p.m.
- Winning team gets lunch. Losers get nothing. Seriously. Three boys are expensive.
- Use the “sports photography” handout for information on settings.
- Using manual mode takes a lot of practice and adjustments, and depends on the environment, so work together to figure out the best settings.
- Figure it out. No whining.