Photojournalism Portfolio 4A

History of Photography

  • When photography was invented? One of the oldest photographic portraits known, made by Joseph Draper of New York, in 1839 or 1840, of his sister, Dorothy Catherine Draper.
  • When was the first photograph taken? The first photograph, or more specifically, the earliest known surviving photograph made in a camera was taken by Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1826 or 1827.
  • What was the first camera invented? Kodak and the birth of the film[edit] The use of photographic film was pioneered by George Eastman, who started manufacturing paper film in 1885 before switching to celluloid in 1889.

Photojournalists Feature

Alfred Eisenstaedt:
  • Alfred used the Leica camera
  • His work often appeared in European picture magazines by the 1930's.
  • He covered the rise of Adolf Hitler in 1935.
  • He produced many of musicians, writers, and loyalty.
  • "Never boss people around. It's more important to click with people than to click the shutter."
  • "When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear."
  • "I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many; the camera alone would be enough."

Writing Reflection

My experience in photojournalism was fun. This semester I learned how to photoshop pictures, how to operate a camera properly, and the elements of composition. My favorite subject in photojournalism was taking pictures for elements of composition. The subject I liked the least was photoshop because some parts were confusing but once I got the hang of it, it was pretty fun to change the photo a bit. How I feel about photography as a result is it is so much fun when you can capture the moment.