Basics of Photography

For the next two weeks, we’ll be working on photography and photojournalism. While it is great to have an expensive digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, it is not necessary for this class. We can still take great photos with … Continue reading “Basics of Photography”

Week 1: Design Principles to Showcase Your Work

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “Week 1: Design Principles to Showcase Your Work”

Basic Photo Editing Tips

Photo Editing Tips Now that you’ve seen some evidence of what NOT to do, let’s review the basic photo editing tools in Photoshop. While we will use Photoshop during class, if you do not have access off-campus to Photoshop, then … Continue reading “Basic Photo Editing Tips”

Photo Editing for Journalism and Strategic Communication

Photo Editing Tips Now that you’ve seen some evidence of what NOT to do, let’s review the basic photo editing tools in Photoshop. While we will use Photoshop during class, if you do not have access off-campus to Photoshop, then … Continue reading “Photo Editing for Journalism and Strategic Communication”

COJO 3530, Weeks 5-6: Photography Basics

For the next two weeks, we’ll be working on photography and photojournalism. First things first, we’ll learn about the basics of photography and forever-useful creative devices. Creative Devices for Composition Good photojournalism begins with understanding basic composition and design principles. … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Weeks 5-6: Photography Basics”

COJO 4230, Classes 2 & 3: Showcase Your Work With a Portfolio Website

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “COJO 4230, Classes 2 & 3: Showcase Your Work With a Portfolio Website”

Design and Style for Portfolio Websites

Design Principles Emphasis Defined: Highlights the importance of the site’s content. Also relates to hierarchy. When creating a draft of your site, list all of the information that needs to appear on the page. Then, number the information by order … Continue reading “Design and Style for Portfolio Websites”

8 Simple Rules for Text in Flash and Websites

Here are some important rules-of-thumb for using text in Flash projects and on the web. Go simple for large blocks of text. Use simple, sans-serif (without the tiny end bars) fonts, such as Arial or Helvetica. Go fancy ONLY for … Continue reading “8 Simple Rules for Text in Flash and Websites”

Getting Started on Portfolio Websites

Why You’ll Thank Yourself for Knowing HTML & CSS (1) You can now showcase your own material and skills: If you’re headed for a media or communication career that involves new media and social media, it’s a great idea to … Continue reading “Getting Started on Portfolio Websites”