I enjoyed shooting portraits. I chose Justin Graves-an up and coming rapper in metro Detroit. I chose him because I like his work and he was a very nice guy to work with. Portraits are easier because you can pose the subject, but harder because there’s a higher expectation since they are posed. I like […]

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Photo Story

Creating my photo story was a very difficult process. I began with shooting the Scratch the Page workshop where young writers of Detroit share their slam poetry, led by Chace Morris. I then shot at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Another day I went to the Detroit Institute of Art to shoot. This was time-consuming, […]

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Sports Photojournalism

Shooting sports is very difficult You have to have the patience to wait for a good shot. You also have to adjust your setting depending on what kind of action shot you want. Personally, I ran into a few problems. For one, the first game I tried to shoot they did not want anyone taking […]

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Writing Captions

Photojournalism is not just about taking a good photo. You have to be able to write a good caption also. There are a few tips to learn to do this well. For one, don’t be overly obvious and over-descriptive, but still include names and vital information. Don’t use terms like ‘pictured here’ or anything else […]

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First Amendment Rights in Journalism

The First Amendment: prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, ensuring that there is no prohibition on the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble, or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. As a journalist or photojournalist, it […]

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Shot Ten Photos

Using a manual camera is a completely different experience from using an auto one, and it’s especially different from using a smartphone like I’m used to. This assignment helped teach me about how to set camera controls. There are a few rules when shooting. The shutter speed controls how much light gets let in. When […]

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