The Photo Staff Survival Guide
Molly Zwiebel '13
I'm Praying That You Don't Even Need This
- Using your camera
- Using your mind
Always Choose a Manual Exposure Mode or Semi Manual Exposure Mode
P (programmed autoexposure): The camera selects the aperture and shutter speed necessary to ensure a good exposure. But you can choose from different combinations of the two to vary the creative results.
S (shutter-priority autoexposure): You select the shutter speed, and the camera selects the proper aperture to properly expose the image. This mode is ideal for capturing sports or other moving subjects because it gives you direct control over shutter speed.
- A (aperture-priority autoexposure): In this mode, you choose the aperture, and the camera automatically chooses a shutter speed to properly expose the image.
- Manual: In this mode, represented by the letter M on the Mode dial, you select both the aperture and shutter speed. But the camera still offers an assist by displaying an exposure meter to help you dial in the right settings.
- Always be innovative - just because this is photojournalism, doesn't mean you need to be boring. No Excuses.
- Try different angles, positions, and play with lighting to dramatize a photo.
- Be different and brave.
Leadership and Organization
Here's some tips for both:
- maintain a workflow
- keep up with your portfolio
- keep rules for the server
- hold meetings weekly - biweekly
- communication is key
"You don't need to be helped any longer. You've always had the power."
Glinda, the Good Witch: You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas.
Dorothy: I have?
Scarecrow: Then why didn’t you tell her before?
Glinda, the Good Witch: Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself."