April 16, 2014 Leave a comment
Sorry for the late notice, but I’m not going to be able to conduct class today (4/16).
Long story short: I’ve been battling the flu since last week. I’ve been able to eek out a couple of assignments for the Herald, but not much else. Fever and body aches have left me feeling like I’ve been in a car wreck. Then, yesterday (Tuesday), I was in a car wreck. No serious injuries to me, but I can’t say the same about my vehicle. Apologies, but I’ve had little-to-no time to prepare for class and I need to deal with the vehicle issues right now.
However, I’m not just giving you a week off!
I’m encouraged, overall, by your feature photos. Most of class today was going to be dedicated to critique. So I don’t want to miss that opportunity. I STILL want you to critique one another – just do it by using the “comments” feature on the website. I’m going to randomly pair you up, just like in class, and your assignment (due by next Wed.) will be to critique one another’s Features assignment on the web site. Here are the pairings:
Kea’erra Wilson – Jaclyn Sansom
Kris Bailey – Jordana Klein
James Wagner – Chris Tillman
Jessica Adams – Tabitha Coombs
Jacqui Luby – Katie Huffman
Krysta Wilkins – Tannis Kufner
Stephany Bornman – Mimi Wertz
Jessie Reese – Graille Merritt
Bryan Marseille – Jess Stanfield
So find each other’s work and write a critique after clicking on “Leave a Comment” at the top of your partner’s Features post.
Criteria to consider and address in your critique:
- Do the photographs fulfill the requirements of the assignment? (Off-campus, on-campus? Does it capture a “slice of life?” Did the photographer use one of the creative compositional techniques from the “Photo Checklist?”)
- Technical competency. Is the photo sharp and in focus? Is it properly exposed (not too dark or light). Do the color and contrast look natural?
- Content. (Is it interesting? Does it have any editorial relevancy or merit? Is there a storytelling moment? Does it make you feel something? If so, what?)
- Composition. (What techniques did the photographer successfully employ? Does it help make the photograph more interesting?)
- Light. (Did the photographer use light in a way that strengthens the photograph? In a way that weakens it? Some photos might be “light-neutral.” That’s okay, but then it needs strong content and composition to carry it)
- Captions. Did the photographer write a complete, proper AP Style caption? If not, what’s missing?
So that’s what I need from you by next week. You’ve seen how these critiques go. Be constructive and make suggestions, but be honest. Tell us what works, and what might need more work.
I will be emailing your quiz grades.
Contact me if you have any questions or concerns, and I will respond as soon as I can.