So you’ve found the site. Now what?

Start reading. Try clicking on the pages (black bar) and topics (gray bar) menus above, first, so you can get a better understanding of this course.

Know what you’re getting into. First and foremost, this class in NOT an introduction to photography. Read the syllabus so you know what to expect. We’ll go over this during the first class.

The site is currently reflecting the work of students from the Spring 2013 semester, but feel free to browse. You might learn a little by seeing how other students have approached their assignments. See if you can tell when they’ve done well and when they haven’t done so well.

Browse some of the previous posts by me so you can get an idea of what to expect. I am planning several changes in the way this course is taught to reflect both the current state of the news industry and the specific needs of GSU students who are studying communications, but the content of previous posts are still relevant.

Learn about me. Watch the audio slideshow linked at the end of my bio. Tell me what you think. I try to be as available and accessible as possible. Feel free to email, call me, or even drop by the Statesboro Herald and talk to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Learn about using this blog/web site. You will be required to become users with “author” status so you can post material, as you will be uploading your shooting assignments to this site. Look for an email invitation after the first class to join and simply follow the directions.

I’ve created a Facebook page for this class to facilitate communication and discussion, and to encourage the sharing of links related to course content. Go ahead and “like” the page so you’ll get updates in your Facebook newsfeed.

Got questions or concerns about equipment, software or supplies you might need for this class? First, read the syllabus, then click on the “GEAR” and “TECHNICAL” tabs to learn more.

Like I said, feel free to contact me any time with questions or concerns. You have my email, now. You have my phone number. Don’t hesitate!

I look forward to meeting all of you!