Electronic Portfolio

By Makaila K, 2A

Most Recent Worm's Eye View Photograph

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Photoshopped Pictures; Then vs Now

Showcase

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Written Reflection

My experience in photojournalism this semester has been amazing. I've met new people that, in other cases, I would never even have talked to. My teacher, Mrs. Bradberry, is not only benevolent but for her first year teaching this elective I think that she's done extremely well because she really engages with her students. The way she teaches is very effective toward the students because she let the students get to pick (sometimes) what they wanted to do for the day and I've really benefitted from that. Mrs. Bradberry is very calm with the students and has a lot of patience which is very good for being new to this elective. I have really enjoyed doing all the projects in this class (especially the Humans of Fossil Ridge), not only because they were easy, but because I could understand what was going on. If I wouldn't have taken this class, I wouldn't have learned how much fun it is to take pictures and all of the rules. I would recommend this class to anybody that is interested in photography.

Camera Operations

1. Powering on/off- Look at the top of your camera, you should find a little slide button titled "On/Off". To use this feature you just slide the tab over to power it both on and off.

2. Enabling macro/super-macro- Look at the screen side of your camera, you should find a little button with a flower on it. This flower represents the macro/super-macro. Depending on how macro you want to be, just click the button as many times as you need.

3. Placing the batteries- Turn the camera upside down so that the bottom side is facing you. There will be a slide notch similar to the On\Off one. Push down carefully and slowly slide the notch until it releases and opens. From here, you will need to put your batteries in the right place (on the inside it should tell you if its + or -). Once you completely put the batteries in correctly, put the notch back down and align it up. This part needs extreme caution because if you mess up you could potentially break the camera piece. Push down on the notch and slide it over until it clicks and make sure that it is closed correctly. Do not force this action if you can not get it to close/open, ask someone who knows how to correctly do it.

4. Inserting the SD card- Turn the camera upside down once again so that the bottom side is facing you. There will be a slide notch similar to the On\Off one and the same one as placing the batteries. Push down carefully and slowly slide the notch until it releases and opens. On the inside you will find a little slot next to the batteries, this is where you will place your SD card. Make sure your SD card is unlocked then look at the backside of your card (there will be gold at the top). Make sure when you insert the SD card that the gold part is facing away from you. To insert, press it in and make sure it stays down. To remove just push and it will pop up. After you insert the card, put the notch back down and align it up. This part needs extreme caution because if you mess up you could potentially break the camera piece. Push down on the notch and slide it over until it clicks and make sure that it is closed correctly. Do not force this action if you can not get it to close/open, ask someone who knows how to correctly do it.

5. Zooming in or out- Look at the top of your camera. You will find a round silver piece with a button in the middle included with another piece sticking out, this is the zoom. To zoom in turn it to the right, to zoom out turn it to the left.

6. Changing the image size- Make sure the screen is facing you. On the right of the screen you will see lots of buttons. There is a button inside all of these buttons titled "Menu/Ok", click on this button. Options should pop up but your first option should be titled "Image Size" click the button you just pushed to get here. You will get more options about what size you would like. To pick one hit the up or down arrow then click the same button.

7. Changing the date and time- Make sure the screen is facing you. On the right of the screen you will see lots of buttons. There is a button inside all of these buttons titled "Menu/Ok", click on this button. Click on the left arrow then the down arrow. You can either click the menu/ok button or the right arrow. You should now have a screen titled "Set-Up" and your first option should be date/time. Click the menu/ok button and adjust it as you'd like.

8. Taking a picture- To take a picture look at the top of the camera. You will find a round silver piece with a button in the middle included with another piece sticking out, this is the zoom. Inside the zoom dial, the button sitting there is how you take a picture. Make sure what you are taking a picture of then when you are satisfied click this button and voila, you just took yourself a picture. (P.S. make sure your SD card is in the camera).

9. Viewing the picture- To view the picture you just took, look at the right side of the camera. There will be a button that has a triangle inside a rectangle, this is the gallery button. You click this button and all the images you have taken come up and to browse through them click the left and right arrows.

10. Turning on flash- Look at the top of your camera. There are words titled "Finepix S", this is the flash. On the left side of these words there will be a button sticking out, press it. Something should pop up, this is the flash yet again. To take a picture with flash make sure the flash is open then click the round button toward the front of your camera on the top.

Humans of Fossil Ridge

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus was born on March 14, 1923 and committed suicide in her New York apartment due to depression on July 26, 1976. Diane was born as Diane Nemeroc but married Allan Arbus up until 1969 when they got divorced. Her style of photography was unusual with raw quality and she mostly took street pictures and pictures of people who are considered to be marginalized.

Law and Ethics

-Ensure you have permission of the persons being photographed.

-This means that you have to ask the person/s for permission before taking the pictures of them. Always ask just for courtesy.


-Do not upload photographs that you do not have the rights for (photographs that do not belong to you).

-If you upload a photograph that you do not have rights for and do not cite it, it is the same as plagiarism and if you publish and cell a newspaper with the photograph that is not yours, you could most defiantly get sued.


-While photographing subjects do not intentionally contribute to, alter, or seek to alter or influence events.

-Aka do not try to influence events, let them happen naturally. Don't try to tell someone what to do for the photo.

Example: You are at a wedding. The bride is walking down the aisle and you quietly whisper to her for her to "accidentally trip" because this will be a great headline. You tell her to think about it deeply. "Just imagine it: 'This Bride is Head over Heels for Her Newly Wedded Husband!' How cool would that be?!"

This would be breaking the NPPA Code of Ethics.

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