Photography Classes @ MERHS

MEMO class

Visual Journalism – the act of telling a story through a series of images

 

Grading Percentages
  • 45% quality of stories
  • 35% quantity of stories
    (1 story due each week! At least 7 total! and at least one story on a night/weekend event)
  • Weekly stories do NOT include spirit week photos and pep rally galleries as those are MANDATORY for ALL memo students)
    quantity scale
    100 = 9+ stories
    98= 8 stories
    90=7 stories
    79= 6 stories
    69= 5 stories
    59 = 4 stories
    49 = 3 stories
    39= 2 stories
    29= 1 story
    0= 0 stories
  • 5% Photojournalist Biography Presentation
  • 10% Weekly extras (lens blog evals, finding the frame evals, yearbook work, wordpress work, etc)
  • 5% classroom citizenship and work ethic and initiative

 

Important Photojournalism blogs

Intro and week 1

to learn

to do

  • group visit to PE class
  • story brainstorming
  • check out Lens Blog and talk about what makes a great photojournalistic image
  • evaluate others like us
  • bias in photojournalism video and worksheet
  • Newseum video on bias
  • WEEKLY EXTRA: after watching the video, answer the questions here

week 2

to learn

to do

week 3

to learn

to do

week 4

to learn

to do

week 5

to learn

to do

  • shoot fourth story
  • write captions and put story on memo
  • watch a video on finding the frame, and write a half page critique of its strengths and weaknesse
  • WEEKLY EXTRA: read this blog post on Is citizen journalism helping or hurting? and then in a word doc argue both sides of whether citizen photojournalists are a good thing or are only professional photojournalists the way to go

week 6

to learn

to do

  • shoot story
  • write captions
  • read and respond to this Anatomy of a Photo Essay
  • design static graphics for journalism with illustrator

week 7

to learn

to do

week 8

to learn

to do

  • shoot story
  • write captions

week 9

to learn

to do

 

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week 10

to learn

to do

week 11

to learn

  • advanced video editing

to do

week 12

to learn

  • more history of film

to do

  • shoot story
  • write captions

week 13

to learn

  • refining videos

to do

  • shoot story
  • write captions

week 14

to learn

to do

  • shoot story
  • write captions

week 15

to learn

  • begin to review for final

to do

  • shoot story
  • write captions

week 16

to learn

to do

  • shoot story
  • write captions
  • take exam!

 

 

Class Resources

9/11 Photos

 

 

Multimedia Journalism (and when there is “nothing to do”)

 

 

Photojournalism

Examples

Photo Basics

Newsworthy

Captions

WordPress

  • intro
  • slideshows
  • workflow

Ethics & Rights

 

 

Audio Slideshows

introduction

recording techniques

using soundslides

examples

 

Videojournalism

Unit 7 – examples

Unit 8 – basics

Unit 9 – editing

 

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