Essay on photography and photo essay

Use photography to enhance your life stories . Use lighting, composition, depth, color, and

subject to bring news events, products, places, scientific breakthroughs, interesting people or

events into vivid focus.

EXPLAIN (800-1000 word expository essay with proper source attribution, APA style. Please

include cover, abstract, and works cited sections) :

1. Explain how the following elements and terms affect the quality of a picture:

○ Light—natural light/ambient, flash.

○ Exposure—aperture (f stops), shutter speed, depth of field.

○ Composition—rule of thirds, leading lines, framing, depth.

○ Angle of view.

○ Stopping action.

2. Explain the basic parts and operation of a digital SLR camera .

3. Explain how the image is recorded when you take a picture.

4. Explain how the image information is stored and retrieved .

5. Describe how image editing software allows you to make adjustments, enhancements,

additions, or subtractions to digital photograph after it is taken. How should these

abilities affect a person’s level of trust in the media?

DO:

1. Document a current activity or event with a photo essay (photos taken prior to this

assignment not allowed). Share your plan with the instructor and get his/her input and/or

approval before you proceed. Then, using your phone’s built-in capability, a generic

point and shoot, or a more sophisticated digital camera , shoot your photo essay. Review

the resulting images and select eight to twelve that best tell your story. Arrange the

images in order, then create a gallery on the internet-based photo service of your choice.

○ EXAMPLES:

■ Instagram

■ Flikr

■ Imgur

■ DeviantArt

■ Smugmug

■ ThisLife

■ Photobucket

■ Google Photos

2. Choose a still-life item or setting that interests you (photos taken prior to this assignment

not allowed). Get your instructor’s input and/or approval, then photograph your setting.

Review the resulting images and select eight to twelve that best represent your chosen

item or setting. Arrange your images in order, then create a gallery in the internet-based

photo service of your choice.

 

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