PhoJo: An intro to ethical & legal considerations

Photojournalists are witnesses and documenters of history, and journalistic photography is an important agent of social change.

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MoPho portfolio exercises

Happy, Sydney Opera House. Photo ยฉ Verity Chambers
Happy, Sydney Opera House. Photo ยฉ Verity Chambers

A list of our weekly exercises, which you’ll need to post as a portfolio of work in a gallery on your WordPress sites for assessment. Feel free to interpret each in any way you want to, though the theme of each photograph should be clear to a viewer.

You can also do more than one photo for each theme. The more we shoot, the better we get ๐Ÿ™‚

#silhouette
#emotion
#reflection
#portrait by a window
#warmth
#lines
#high key (not the musical kind!)
#low key (^ Ditto)
#spring
#love
#humansofTAFE
#rule of thirds
#water
#love
#5photosofarelative (that convey character and tell a story)
#ChinatownSydney (you can find the brief here)
#flower
#animal
#artisticportraitofaperson
#strangerinthestreet (in the style of Magnum photographer Trent Parke‘s street photography)
#product (two photos)

Intro to MoPho & first apps

Basketball, late Monday afternoon. Photo copyright Verity Chambers
Basketball, late Monday afternoon. Photo copyright Verity Chambers

In his video, iPhone photographer Emil Pakarklis explains seven really simple techniques you can use to make your mobile photography good. As with DSLR and larger format photography, the key ingredients are light, composition, and perspective or point of view.

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A bit of history

The Shell-Shattered Area of Chateau Wood, Flanders (Picture by Frank Hurley, 1917)
The Shell-Shattered Area of Chateau Wood, Flanders (Picture by Frank Hurley, 1917)

Read: The photograph and Australia: timeline
Look: 25 of the most iconic photographs and 40 Must-See photos from the past

Today we’ll have a brief look at the history of news photography and the โ€œnewsโ€ in news photography; we’ll consider photographers as journalists and vice versa (the blurred lines of being multiskilled) โ€“ and the importance of knowing the story and recognising the most significant element(s).

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