Photojournalism Portfolio

Elements of composition

Photo Gallery

My Photojournalism experience

At first this was mostly a blow off class because i was told by my counselor that it would count as a speech credit ( Turns out it's not and I'm taking speech next week ). I learned a lot about the history of photography and all the different components and forms of photography and photojournalism and I realized that this class would be a lot harder and more complex than just pointing a camera and shooting. Photojournalism is a lot more tedious and time consuming than I initially thought it would be. I now take my time and look for details I never would have thought about before taking this class. Before this class I would just look at a picture and think "Wow, that's cool" or "Dang that's an interesting picture". Now I will look at a picture and think "That's a cool perspective, how did they get that low/high?" or "Wow, how could they get that reaction from someone when they're 20ft away?". I now look for a complex or simple composition, and even the emotion and perspective you can see in each picture. My favorite part of this class was learning how to edit pictures with photoshop while still making it look like the original picture.

SAT Alphabet


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5 frame photo story

Third Wheel

Camera Operations

-Turning the camera on and off is simple. Find the power button, either push it if it is a button or move it to the opposite direction if it is a switch.

-if you want macro/super macro, which allows you to take pictures up close without it being blurry. You will need to select the button with the flower on it then it will ask if you want macro or super macro, choose which one you want then press ok.

-To place your batteries you need to go to the bottom of your camera and open the little door. You will see slots for your batteries to go into, you will need to pay attention to the + and - sign and put them in accordingly

-Getting to your SD card is very similar to putting your batteries in. You will open the same little door on the bottom of your camera, you will then find a slot for your SD card, you will put your SD card into the slot. If you want to take it out do the same process but instead push down on the SD card and it should release from its slot.

-To capture a photo you will turn your camera on, point it towards the object you want to photograph, then press and hold the button on the top of the camera.

Kevin Carter

Born: September 13 1960
Died: July 27 1994
He got a Pulitzer Prize for feature photography
Worked for New York Times He was a journalist that started off as a sports photographer he got killed while trying to cover a gun battle in the thokoza township outside Johannesburg


Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.

Law and Ethics

-Resist the urge to pose pictures, you want a real candid photograph.

-Treat your subjects with respect, if they don't want to be photographed then you shouldn't photograph them. You should never push others just for photo you need their consent.

-When altering photos you want to keep it as close to the original picture as you can get. You don't want to alter a photo enough to make it seem like something else is happening when it isn't true. You must be truthful to the community.