Follow-up on Class – 1/18

Here are some handouts to reinforce what we’ve discussed in the first two classes. You should downloads these and read through them. It’s up to you whether or not you want to print them out. These will be your study materials for exams and, hopefully, the handouts will lead to better discussions during class time in the future as we build a base of knowledge.

From class #1: Why are photographs the front porch of the news? How do we cut through “the Imagesphere” and create meaningful photographs in the context of news? What are the strengths and weakness of photographs as a medium for communication? What distinguishes professionals from amateurs?

Photographs: The front porch of the news

In class two, we examined the language of photography, it’s power to communicate, and began to create a new vocabulary for discussing photographs with Joe Elbert’s Hierarchy. I shared his memo in class. Here is some follow up:

Joe Elbert’s Hierarchy

You don’t need to download this, but if you want to review the presentation and examples we looked at in class, here is a PDF version of the presentation, including my presenter’s notes:

Presentation: The Power of Photography

Additionally, if you want to review the videos from the past couple of classes, here they are:

 

 

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