Assignment#12 – Photojournalism (Visual Story Telling)

Due January 5th. Photojournalism is the most common type of photography seen daily.  It is a combination of photography and reporting involving candids and documents events (big and small) that impact lives.  It is featured in news, magazines, and on social media sites. While one photograph can answer the questions: Who, What, Where, When and … Continue reading Assignment#12 – Photojournalism (Visual Story Telling)


Learning About White Balance

White balance (WB) is the process of removing color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo. Proper camera white balance has to take into account the "color temperature" of a light source, which refers to the relative warmth or coolness of white light.  Your eye and brain … Continue reading Learning About White Balance

Assignment#11 – Candid Portraits

Due December 15th. What is a portrait? Historically this has been understood as: “a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.” (Source: Oxford English Dictionary.) There are many forms  of portraits, such as group portraits, portraits of couples and families as well as self-portraits, but … Continue reading Assignment#11 – Candid Portraits


How To Hold A Camera For Sharpness

As we move indoors for shooting during colder weather, we may notice blurriness in our photographs with the decrease in light.  While we can turn on the shake reduction (SR), vibration reduction (VR), or image stabilization (IS) setting available on most digital cameras, there are ways of holding your body steady that will reduce blur … Continue reading How To Hold A Camera For Sharpness


Assignment#10 – Lens Flare

Due December 8th. Back lighting is when the main light source is behind the subject being photographed. Last week we used this to create silhouettes: featureless subjects added to a background.  This week, we will use back lighting to create lens flare on purpose. While shooting a silhouette, we exposed on the light behind the … Continue reading Assignment#10 – Lens Flare