I have been extremely focused on photojournalism lately, especially since I have a photojournalism class and we were focused on it during lecture today for convergent journalism.
So, after my last blog I had a chance to play around with the camera for photojournalism, the ISO seems to be one of the more important aspects to the camera, it controls the lighting (larger numbers for indoors and smaller numbers for outdoors).
Shutter speed was a little more difficult for me to figure out, but I soon learned that when I was capturing action shots I want it to be bigger and for casual daily happenings a smaller number works best.
I have enjoyed the overlap in subjects for the two classes, it has helped me to really understand the concepts that I am learning and to devour the information that much more.
Photoshop was also discussed and I will be using it tomorrow for my photo class.
I am a little wary of the program because of how extensive you can get into it, but I think it will be very useful to learn.
In high school, I took a coarse and we had a broad overview of Photoshop and, although I can’t remember a thing now, it was very interesting to play around with. I am so excited for all the new information that I am learning.
Here’s a link to Bill Green, a photojournalist for the Boston Globe who has one several awards for his photos.