Class cancelled today (4/16)

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.

Feature photo 1 (off campus) – Jess Stanfield

Lead guitarist an singer of The Buddy Petts Blues Band Drew Whitehead, 21, of Statesboro, GA entertains his audience at Bigshow's Burgers on Saturday, April 12.

Lead guitarist and singer of The Buddy Petts Blues Band Drew Whitehead, 21, of Statesboro, GA entertains his audience at Bigshow’s Burgers on Saturday, April 12 (Jess Stanfield, Georgia Southern University JOUR 3333).

Features- Kea’erra Wilson

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WalMart cart associate, Brandon Martin, 28, of Orlando, Fl. manages to keep the parking lot of the Statesboro store free of loose carts on a wet afternoon. (Kea’erra Wilson/Georgia Southern University JOUR 3333)

I chose to take this photo because I always feel a little bad for the cart wranglers on rainy days. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it and Brandon didn’t seem to mind at all.

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Senior journalism student, Ayana Moore, 22, of Lithonia, Ga attempts to stay dry on a wet day in Statesboro. (Kea’erra Wilson/ Georgia Southern University JOUR 3333)

I chose this photo because Ayana was standing by herself looking pretty cool with her pink dreads. Most of my photos of her were pretty normal, then she started to twirl her umbrella. I thought it had a nice effect on the photo.

Kris Bailey—Zerbini Circus

Kris Bailey---Zerbini Circus

Julienne Zerbini, 20, of Myakka City, Fl guides the Camel Ride at the annual Zerbini Family Circus during an intermission in the show at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds of Statesboro, Ga on Tuesday April 14, 2014. Zerbini explains that his favorite part about the circus are the different performances he is involved in. He also enjoys seeing children laugh and smile as they experience the rarity of riding the hump of a camel. (Kris Bailey/Georgia Southern University, JOUR 3333)

Kris Bailey–Walk to Save Lives

Kris Bailey--Walk to Save Lives

Junior S.T.A.N.D members and football team managers Jaycob Ragland, 20, left, and Senior Scott Smith, 23, right, raises awareness about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at S.T.A.N.D’s booth at the Russell Union Rotunda at Georgia Southern University on Monday April 14, 2014. S.T.A.N.D (Standing Together Against Nationwide Depression) is an organization at Georgia Southern University that affiliates with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Ragland and Smith helped bring a chapter of the organization to Georgia Southern University after the alleged suicide of Georgia Southern University student and fellow football team manager Elizabeth Volker in October of 2012. On April 23, 2014 S.T.A.N.D will be partnering with Buffalo Wilds Wings of Statesboro, Ga in which all proceeds will go to the foundation. The organization will also sponsor an event known as the “Walk to save Lives” that will take place at the Russell Union Rotunda on April 26, 2014. The event will last from 8:30 A.M to 12:00 P.M. (Kris Bailey/Georgia Southern University, JOUR 3333)

Feature Assignment – Bryan Marseille

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Trey Williams, 29, of Savannah, Ga. gives a haircut at Precise Kutz Barbershop in Statesboro, Ga. on April 15, 2014. Williams gives discount haircuts to college students on Tuesdays. (Bryan Marseille/Georgia Southern University, JOUR 3333)

I chose this picture because of the detail in the foreground and reflection in the background. Got a lot of shots in the shop, but the reflection here took the cake. Had to crop myself out of the frame though.

Giuseppe Marra, 59, of Northwest Italy gives his business card to a customer during the Farmer's Market at Georgia Southern University on April 15, 2014. Marra sells all-natural Italian spices and sauces for FraLI Gourmet, LLC, based in Savannah.

Giuseppe Marra, 59, of Northwest Italy gives his business card to a customer during the Farmer’s Market at Georgia Southern University on April 15, 2014. Marra sells all-natural Italian spices and sauces for FraLI Gourmet, LLC, based in Savannah. (Bryan Marseille/Georgia Southern University, JOUR 3333)

 

Here I’ve got a contributing foreground and good timing. You can tell there’s an exchange between a vendor and customer going on at some kind of market. Might be a little cliche, but it worked.

Feature Assignment: James Wagner

Adam Hunt, 27, and his camel, Ada, attend an event hosted by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. The fraternity paid for Ada to be brought from North Georgia Zoo. (James Wagner/Georgia Southern University, JOUR 3333)

Adam Hunt, 27, and his camel, Ada, attend an event hosted by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. The fraternity paid for Ada to be brought from North Georgia Zoo. (James Wagner/Georgia Southern University, JOUR 3333)

Jay Washington, 26, a member of Phi Beta Sigma attends the new member presentation for initiates. After a new members are initiated they perform a show for the campus which includes step routines, dance routines, and historical facts about their fraternity. (James Wagner/Georgia Southern University, JOUR 3333)

Jay Washington, 26, a member of Phi Beta Sigma attends the new member presentation for initiates. After a new members are initiated they perform a show for the campus which includes step routines, dance routines, and historical facts about their fraternity. (James Wagner/Georgia Southern University, JOUR 3333)

Ken Booker, 20, Stan Heard, 20, Kenny Foster, 21, and Quintahl Washington, 19, wait to be unmasked and introduced as the new initiates of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. It is a tradition for the fraternity to have their new members perform with mask on and then reveal their new members halfway through show. (James Wagner/Georgia Southern university, JOUR 3333)

Ken Booker, 20, Stan Heard, 20, Kenny Foster, 21, and Quintahl Washington, 19, wait to be unmasked and introduced as the new initiates of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. It is a tradition for the fraternity to have their new members perform with mask on and then reveal their new members halfway through show. (James Wagner/Georgia Southern university, JOUR 3333)

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