Photojournalism: the power of photography

 

Ritualism 9, from a series by Tamara Dean (http://oculi.com.au/photographers/tamara-dean/)
Ritualism 9, from a series by Tamara Dean (http://oculi.com.au/photographers/tamara-dean/)

TOPIC: Telling a story with photographs

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Intro to MoPho

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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Great Instagram accounts to follow

After the party. iPhone photo copyright Verity Chambers
After the party. iPhone photo copyright Verity Chambers

As with any creative pursuit, it’s hard to become a great practitioner unless you look at other people’s work. By far the best way to learn to write well is to read a lot (and then write a lot). It’s exactly the same with singing, dancing, painting and … photography.

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Media Project: Staying on track

The Flying Wallendas 7-Man Pyramid, The Big E Fair, 2005. Photo: Porterlu/Wikipedia/Public Domain

Everything is going to be a lot easier if you spend time planning your project. It’s important to establish clear deadlines for yourselves and stick to them. You’ll also need to stay in contact with one another outside class time – don’t let your one weekly meeting be the only time you discuss ideas and progress.

There are some really good project management and collaboration apps and tools that help. These include:

Slack
Asana
Google Calendar
Google Drive
Dropbox

Some examples of past student projects: