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Since so many of you seem to have conflicts this weekend, I’m pushing the deadline of the Events Assignment to Tuesday, April 7 at 5:30. That way, if you really struggled this weekend, you will get a couple more opportunities.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to shoot this weekend. The events this weekend are good opportunities to tell visual stories. That’s why I wanted you to try your best to shoot something.
An event you might consider shooting: the new Zaxby’s on Chandler Rd. is opening Monday. They are kicking it off with a ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m., but that’s not what I’m interested in having you shoot. They are offering free meals to the first 100 customers. It’s going to be crazy. Can you show us the crowd and give us a clue about why this restaurant is newsworthy – in a non-redundant 3-picture package? You’ll really have to practice visual variety if you want to do this one, but you might be able to come up with something compelling if you adequately work the situation. If you would rather be in line with your fellow students, don’t bother trying to shoot this. Either cover it for class or participate – not both.
Next Friday (April 3) is the monthly First Friday event in downtown Statesboro. It’s usually a little family-oriented get-together to show off downtown businesses. They have booths, activities, and usually some kind of entertainment. Some First Friday’s are better than others for photographs, but it might be worth checking out.
Next Saturday (April 4) is the first Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market of the year. It’s located in the Synovus – Sea Island Bank parking lot in downtown Statesboro. You should definitely be able to put together an interesting 3-picture package from this.
Again, if anyone knows of anything else going on, contact me so I can help decide if it’s something good to cover for this assignment.
For next class – remember to bring cameras. We WILL be shooting! Contact me if you need to check one out.