This weekend will be an excellent opportunity to get outdoors and practice your photography. You should be comfortable with the technical aspects of different versions of photography, and now is the time for you to work on thinking through your compositions. Form a picture in your mind, and try to make it happen. Tell a story. Trigger an emotion.
Here are some amazing photos to inspire you.
This is an interesting blog post by Grant Buckler a freelance journalist based in Kingston, Ontario. Please read this for homework, and let's discuss how these basic rights and freedoms (and corresponding responsibilities) impact what we do in our photojournalism class.
You should be very comfortable with all the basics associated with Photography. Hopefully, by this point in the course you have taken at least at thousand exposures, and while not all of them have not worked out to the degree that you might have wished, you have started to learn an appreciation for composition.
This is the next step in your learning. You are to complete 4 of the 5 (your choice) of these assignments. You will have 2 weeks to do so, and are expected to make the best of all class time. Shooting outside of Period A is a great idea, and I know most of you like to shoot from home. The time you spend with me would be best used practicing the techniques, refining your photographs in Lightroom/Photoshop (which will take a long time...), posting to your blog, and critiquing the works of your peers. Poor time management skills are something that can be improved upon with determination and organization.
You will need 4 copies of this rubric (one for each submission).
For those of you who are struggling to find an idea on how to start the visual-aspect of your feature article, take a look at some of the examples on the Time Magazine website. Photography of this type should spark some sort of reaction/emotion.