Thursday, December 6, 2007

Photojournalism Ethics

I believe that photojournalism ethics should be situational, because the fact that there will always be a exception that will make things right, and others wrong. Photo's can really capture the truth, if and only if the photo has no change what so ever besides, photo defects. It's wrong to change a picture that changes the truth. It's important to lay a foundation of rules of ethics, so you know that what they put in the news is true, and you don't have people publishing photo's that mislead the truth.

Fashion Ethics

I think it is okay to change a person's appearance, in the situation of a model agency.

Although it isn't okay to do it in photojournalism.

Cropping, fixing scratches, white spots, dust specs are all okay.

The difference of fashion photography and photojournalism is that fashion photography is okay to change the appearance because your trying to promote the clothing rather then telling a story. It's a BIG NO NO to do so in photojournalism because your supposed to tell the truth, and not manipulate a person's apperance or anything but actual photo defects.

In fashion it has teenage girls have the wrong picture of true beauty, because when you see people in magazine's their fake and put a distorted image of the real person. It doesn't effect ethics too much.

On the other hand photojournalism is SUPPOSED to tell true stories, and actual reality, and ethics is a big contraversy because, there are many situations in which it would be okay for one thing but wrong for another.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Photo Manipulation

The University of Wisconsin-Madison digitally inserted a black students face into the cover of their brochures. The reason for this was to show the racial diversity that is at the university. This was a big deal, and it is unethical, although the people who decided of what picture was to be put on the front cover, no one knew about the final mock-up till it was already printed.

The school was wrong for doing this, if you wanted to show diversity, take a picture of true diversity, rather then digitally putting it in. It was wrong, because if they have diversity like they say they do, a picture of it can be easily obtained.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Funny Captions

Mr. Wiggles frustrated at Mr.Doggs, decides to hang out at his favorite spot at the local cleaners to cool off. After being punched in the face by Mr. Doggs.
McPuffin sits down at the neighborhood park for some fresh air.
Later that day Mcpuffin went to the barber shop to get a perm.

Reports of goat smuggling across america, has the goat population at a decline. Yesterday a man was pulled over with 300 pounds of illegal goat.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sport Pic.

Focal length of lens -EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM zoom
Shutter Speed -shot at 1/640
What is the effect of shooting at this shutter speed? to capture fast movement
Aperture-What is the effect (Depth of field) of shooting at this aperture?f/2.8 is a lower depth of field making less things focused
Position - I would imagine that the photographer is on the sideline close to the end zone, near the pylon.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

9/11 Composition

Framing- This picture is a good example of filling the frame,
and lines leading to the subject(Newspaper man) while
still having the building stand out but not take too much
attention away from the Newspaper man.
Avioding Mergers- This picture is a very good picture but it could easily
be improved by getting a different angle, trying to take this guys shoulder out of the picture.

Lines- This picture stands out very well because of the lines,which is whats left of the twin towers.

Balance- This picture balances out because, the poster board is balanced out by Osama Bin Laden being hanged.

The rule of thirds-This picture is great, the background doesn't take away from the real subject, the man which stands out, placing him in one of the rule of thirds intersections.

Simplicity- This picture is just simple.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

After Printing Post

1. I took my negative strip and cleaned it with, Photo Flo, and then wiped it down with, photo napkins.
2. I then put the specific photo I wanted in the photo Enlarger.
3. I then focused my image on a plain piece of paper, then used the focus mirror thing to obtain the best focus possible.
4. I set the aperture, which is the lighting to a dim, not so bright.
5. I then took a piece of photo paper, ripped it so I can get a test strip, and added different amounts of light to achieve the best picture possible.
6. I then made my light exposure to 5 sec. and put my picture through the proper developing procedures.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Masters of black and white photography

This Picture was taken by Irving Penn, named "Three Asaro Mud Men"

This picture was taken by William Klein, "Broadway and 103rd Street"

This picture was taken by Garry Winogrand Austin, Texas 1974

Thursday, September 27, 2007


1.Some of mine had alot of water spots like -19,-24,-20.
Others were just out of focus, or i missed the shot i was trying to achieve.
The rest of them seemed good.
2.The best ones i have are -12, and -13 because they are in good focus, got a great exposure, and show good emotion.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Filling the frame

The frame is filled with a guy, a wall, these tube like things attached to some type of over grown circuit board.

Action and emotion

The action here is, the girl is doing her work, her emotion is laid back, but minding her own business, while others are goofing off.

The Story

The Story

This shows three girls looking at the engine of a car, so i think they were on their way to school, and on the way there they broke down, so they pulled over and, checked it out.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Camera

Slr and Pinhole are both camera's, except A pinhole camera is a camera without a conventional glass lens, but a Slr camera has a lens. Pinhole camera uses a hand operated shutter, while the Slr has a automatic.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Pinhole photography

1.There is no person or action in this photo.
2.In focus is a statue of some sort, out of focus is the building.
3. No warping.

1. Theres no person but a doll or somthing blur everywhere
2. There is no focus on anything warping

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