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Digital Photography. Prof. Vaccaro Hofstra University. Today’s class roadmap. Review Assignment No. 1 (editorial plan) Lecture on Digital photography Go over Assignment No. 2 – in class on Thursday. Digital Photography. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Digital Photography

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

Lecture on Digital photography

Go over Assignment No. 2 in class on ThursdayDigital 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 the machine youre working withRepetition 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 PhotosWhat works? Composition, emotion, light and outside-the-boxGo 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 blurry

Smart phone accessories

Glif $20

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

Camera apps for iPhoneAdobe Photoshop Express for editing

Drop Box for storage/uploading

Instagram/Hipstamatic for social features/lens

Flickr upload/storage

Photosynth panoramic

Pic stitch photo collage

Pro HDR for EthicsChanging 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: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/

Newsday.com - lets scroll their site

ESPN.com - lets look at just sports

Huffington Post, Sports Illustrated and more

Now APPS: USA Today, APAssignment No. 2NEXT CLASSPhoto gallery of an event on campusOff-campus if you prefer (please check w/ me)Use Flickr, VuVox or SimpleViewer.net7-10 photos with captionsUsing 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 linkMust have the work in by 4:30 p.m. EST EMAIL WHEN DONE!Tweet the link out