Author: Joe Dennis

Prompt 2: 3-day weekend!

Who doesn’t love a 3-day weekend?

Photo by Jonathan Borba on

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.

Prompt 1: Photo Autobiography

Prompt 1: Photo Autobiography

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 Prompt 8

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


  • 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.