Author: Joe Dennis

Prompt 3: Caps & Cuts

Using the criteria discussed in class (PPT is on Canvas), write a new caption and a cutline for at least two of your photos posted last weekend. You can also shoot two new action-oriented photos and provide a caption and cutline. The photos must have people in them and must feature at least one of the photojournalism characteristics: action, emotion, drama or unusualness.

IMPORTANT: Repost the photos in a new post. Do not just redo the cutlines in your original post.

Prompt 2: 3-day weekend!

Who doesn’t love a 3-day weekend? And with a forecast of snow late Saturday/Sunday, this weekend could be extra fun! Also, MLK Day is Monday, and many people celebrate that day in a variety of ways, whether it’s through “a day of service” or attending a memorial event.

Whatever your doing this weekend, capture some highlights that explains an aspect of your weekend in 4-5 photos! Snow photos (if it happens) will especially be cool, and may be used in the upcoming Roar magazine. 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 or re-watch Wednesday’s class.

Post your photos on the blog and be sure to include a caption with each photo. Your post should be completed by 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Have a great weekend!

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 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13. We will discuss your autobiography in class on Friday, Jan. 14.