Photojournalism Basics

Purpose and Power of Visuals Photojournalism is our window to the world around us. A picture is worth a 1,000 words. The purpose of photojournalism is to capture the people and events that make the news. Photojournalism can supplement a … Continue reading “Photojournalism Basics”

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”

Video Storytelling Project

Video Storytelling The ability to tell a good story with video is a difficult yet important skill for journalists and communicators to learn. Video is not just on TV anymore — you can find video stories online and on mobile … Continue reading “Video Storytelling Project”

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”

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 “Photography Basics”

HSI, Day 11: Media Stereotypes & Finalize Flickr Slideshow

Class Discussion & Blog Post Today we will examine various media stereotypes of the past and discuss if you think any stereotypes have changed. TV shows of the past reinforced traditional gender stereotypes Entertainment and TV often portrayed African-Americans as … Continue reading “HSI, Day 11: Media Stereotypes & Finalize Flickr Slideshow”

HSI, Day 10: Photo Shoot, Photo Scavenger Hunt, & Photo Editing

Personality Profile Photos on Campus Let’s go outside and take some photos of your personality profile partners. You can then post these photos of your partner to your story about them. Photo Scavenger Hunt You want to show photos in … Continue reading “HSI, Day 10: Photo Shoot, Photo Scavenger Hunt, & Photo Editing”

HSI, Day 9: Digital Media & Multitasking, HSI Photography Review, & Flickr

Class Discussion & Blog Post Today we’ll watch a clip from a Frontline documentary about the impacts and implications of digital media use. After the clip, please answer the following questions: To what extent do you multitask with media during … Continue reading “HSI, Day 9: Digital Media & Multitasking, HSI Photography Review, & Flickr”

HSI, Day 1: Welcome, Multimedia & Storytelling, Photography Basics, & Blog Setup

I hope you’re as excited as I am to be here at HSI. I bet you are! — A  Little About Me — Before we get started talking about the class and what we’ll be doing, I’d like to learn … Continue reading “HSI, Day 1: Welcome, Multimedia & Storytelling, Photography Basics, & Blog Setup”

COJO 3530, Weeks 10-11: Soundslides = Audio + Photos

Audio + Photos When you gather audio and photos for a news story, you are making the story more marketable. Your story can now be told with images, with sound, or with both. Not only will you have captions for … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Weeks 10-11: Soundslides = Audio + Photos”

COJO 3530, Week 6 – Photography Critique & Photojournalism Assignment

Today we’re going to critique our first photography assignment. Each person will pick their favorite photo from their assignment and discuss it. We will also make suggestions, as a class, about how you could have improved your photo. It’s a … Continue reading “COJO 3530, Week 6 – Photography Critique & Photojournalism Assignment”

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”

Wyoming Press Association Workshops

I’m excited and honored to present two new-media related workshops to the Wyoming Press Association. I’ve created a PowerPoint presentation for each workshop. Please download the slides and follow along. Tech for Web Reporting Gathering and Promoting News (and Yourself) … Continue reading “Wyoming Press Association Workshops”

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 “Photo Editing Tips”

Sample Assignment – Creative Devices

Here is my instructor sample of creative devices. Let’s chat about what creative devices I used and how I could have improved the photos. We will do a class critique of your creative device photos on Mon. 9/12. Remember, the … Continue reading “Sample Assignment – Creative Devices”

Taking a Stab at Photojournalism

Purpose Photojournalism is our window to the world around us. A picture is worth a 1,000 words. The purpose of photojournalism is to capture the people and events that make the news. Photojournalism can supplement a text story or can … Continue reading “Taking a Stab at Photojournalism”

Photography For Newbies

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. Basic Photography Terms Aperture Aperture: Refers to the amount of light that enters the … Continue reading “Photography For Newbies”