Friday, February 27, 2015

Captions and AP Style Quiz essay

In this lesson about captions, there is more to photojournalism then just taking pictures and posting them on a blog or website.  Captions are the key thing in making sure that your photos are accurate and you were actually there.  Also, when taking photos identifying a person, place or thing is one of the most important keys into writing captions when describing photos.  Photojournalists can’t be funny when writing because the photo isn’t so humorous.

Also, photojournalists had epic career fails because they posted things that weren’t true.  In one of the documents it showed 20 epic career failed captions where it showed that a misidentified person, a fire on TV where the caption said “have a great day” just shows that people are not taking this profession serious. 

About AP style it is important that we figure out that photojournalists have to use whole names in first reference then last names on second reference after that.  Also, where photojournalists get in trouble is where a “fatal flaw” comes in.  Journalists also tend to sometimes spell people names wrong.  It’s important that we spell people’s names right and be accurate when the media is doing storytelling when describing photos.    


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cell Phone Photography

WSU football coach Paul Winters unveiling new football field. 

After doing this cell phone assignment, I can say that cell phone photography can be a quick bailout although pictures will be a little blurry comparing to using a DSLR camera.  My assignment was on Wayne State University’s head football coach Paul Winters announcing to recruits and their families about the freshmen class that is coming to Wayne State for the 2015 football season. 

Coach Winters taking questions from the media
I learned while shooting for sports stories you have to be precise and take pictures at exactly the right time or you will not get the picture that you want.  Winters told the crowd during a football futures dinner that this was the best class he ever recruited.  He also said that he expected great things out of this class.  The recruits consists of 21 from Michigan, six from Ohio and one from Wisconsin.