Subtitle: Photo Galleries + Sound
How does photojournalism differ online when compared with print (magazines, newspapers, tabloids)?
- Photo-a-Day Reflections
- Photo Story Mechanics : Slideshows
- Photo Story : Lab
- ASAP, please upload your photos (7-10) to this Catalyst drop box
- Look at the assignment summary page – pick two (any two) – read and comment.
- Then, in groups of three : tips for anyone thinking about starting a photo-a-day project (aka what you wish you had known before you started). We’ll have general discussion afterwards.
Photo Story Mechanics : Slideshows
- WordPress.com short-code (does not support captions, auto-plays)
- PPT -> SlideShare.net -> embed (WordPress tutorial – note speaker notes can be used as captions – does not auto-play)
- Sound Slides Pro ($) supports captions and no sound
- If you are a Flickr person, how to embed Flickr slideshow using VodPod
Photo Story Lab (For Wednesday’s Deliverable)
- In pairs, look at and discuss each person’s photos. Help the other person pick a minimum of five and a maximum of eight photos that tell a story. There should be variation in point of view, subject. Chose based upon interest, creativity, composition. Exposure/color -> these are secondary at this stage.
- Once you have picked your images, resize them to a maximum of 800px wide or 600 pix tall (the medium is biased towards “wide” photos).
- If you want to experiment with exposure settings, pick “auto” (Kathy will demo with Photoshop)
- Now rename your images like this: 01-projectslug-yourname.jpg where “projectslug” is a one-word description of the project and “yourname” is your first name only. Everything should be lowercase – no upper case and no spaces in file names.
- Write captions for each photo. Be sure to identify anyone who is easily identifiable in the picture.
- Open Powerpoint and create a PPT presentation that contains your photos. No need for a “title” slide but you should have a credits slide at the end. It should include your name and some contact information. Put your captions in the “speaker notes” field.
- Create an account on SlideShare.net if you don’t have one. Upload your PPT to SlideShare; decide whether or not you want anyone to be able to download the presentation. Be sure to give the presentation a descriptive title (not COM466 project!) and a compelling sentence or two description (this is your lede and the teaser that gets people to click on your slideshow). You must make this public not private.
- Create a new blog post on *your* blog. It needs a compelling title (use the same one from SlideShare if you like) and a lede/teaser (ditto). These should not include the word “I”! After the “lede” — insert the “more” tag into the blog post. Then embed the SlideShare presentation in the blog post. Below the slideshare embed, “caption” your photos by using the “numbered list” feature – you can copy & paste the captions one-at-a-time.
- Remember to tweet your photo slide show with #com466.
- By noon Wed May 11th: blog post containing
(a) a one-two paragraph summary of the visual story and an explanation your goals; note any reporting/photography challenges and
(b) one to two paragraphs explaining how well you met your goals, what you learned doing this project, and what you would do differently if you had a chance to redo this assignment.
- Final story due noon Wed May 11th (see changes – upload to Catalyst instead of DropBox/email)
- In class on Wednesday, come prepared to work on your sound slides project — that is, have put enough thought into the project that you can talk about it with a peer and develop interview questions, shot ideas.