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Digital Photography. Prof. Vaccaro Hofstra University. Today’s class roadmap. Review Assignment No. 1 (editorial plan ) Lecture on Digital photography. Digital Photography. Digital allows as many photos as your memory card can handle, often hundreds Ability to analyze photos immediately - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Digital Photography

Digital PhotographyProf. VaccaroHofstra UniversityTodays class roadmapReview Assignment No. 1 (editorial plan)Lecture on Digital photography

Digital PhotographyDigital allows as many photos as your memory card can handle, often hundredsAbility to analyze photos immediatelySmartphones and laptops allow for immediate uploadsCamera typesPoint and shootDigital SLR: Single Lens ReflexSmartphoneDigital Photo BasicsRead the manual and understand youre toolRepetition is key to improvementHold the camera steady and with proper formGet close to the action, dont be afraid to get what you need, when you need itThink about your audience and how they will react to your photosMore on Digital PhotosThink about the big shot, the front pageThink about photo galleries, images for video or shots that can be used in the futureDont forget your deadline and shipping photos to your editor as fast as possibleEthics: Do not misrepresent a photo, add a dimension or delete anything (cropping is fine for the most part) unethical journalism is very common with digital photography and unacceptableRecord ALL necessary info for captionsMore on Digital PhotosGo where the other photographers arentDont forget all equipment: tri-pod, batteries, extra memory cards, etc.Act natural and move aroundBe aware of the backgroundKeep the light behind youEditing: iPhoto, Photoshop, basic cropping and lighting all workMobile photographyThink mobile first in a pinch

Have the proper apps downloaded for editing, for uploading, etc.

How can you utilize Instagram with journalism?

Keep stabilization in mind could be very blurrySmart phone accessories

Glif $20

Tripod $15Smart phone accessoriesOwle Bubo $175Fish eye lens $5

Camera apps for iPhoneAdobe Photoshop Express for editing (although phones and apps now have their own internal editing)

Drop Box for storage/uploading

Instagram/Hipstamatic for social features/lens

Flickr upload/storage

Pic stitch photo collage

Pro HDR for photo design/effectsEthicsChanging photos is unethical

Editing color can be borderline unethical

Taking photos from another site is unethical

Known your boundaries your rights i.e. Phil Datz situationPhoto ExamplesNY Times Lens Blog:

Huffington Post, Sports Illustrated and more Video LecturesLets watch a couple of videos about photojournalism techniques and tipsTake notes on your blog and be prepared to talk about one or two key points from each later in classVIDEO 1VIDEO 2Assignment No. 2DUE: Tuesday, Sept. 23 one week Photo gallery of an event on campus (Off-campus if you prefer check with me)Use Flickr; register for a login ID, then upload photos to create a galleryTake 10 photos and write caption for eachUsing either your phone or a cameraWrite graph explaining the image gallery and a headline Assignment No. 2: Photo gallery on your blog and post the link, then tweet it out using #HUJrnl10 and @ChrisVaccaro