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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Straight to the Source: Interviewing via Twitter

Corellas, Sydney. Photo: @nampix/Instagram (used with permission)
Corellas, Sydney. Photo: @nampix/Instagram (used with permission)

TOPIC: Using Twitter to find a person to interview.

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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 “news” in news photography; we’ll consider photographers as journalists and vice versa (the blurred lines of being multiskilled) – and the importance of knowing the story and recognising the most significant element(s).

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Infographics

Today’s exercise: take a story in the news and turn it into an infographic.

READ: Some guidelines and tips for making effective graphics

Some examples (which ones work well, and which ones don’t?):

More examples and inspiration: The 100 Best Infographics

Tools for building infographics

Design templates and infographic builders:
Canva
Piktochart

60 awesome free tools (via Canva, including info on where to find illustrations, photographs, fonts and more)