A .pdf of this presentation is available in IO
Dr. Ron Windrim
GOALS FOR WEBINAR #2
Know how to access material in IO
Describe their thoughts about UNICEF Photo Essay site (or other
photo essay sites)
Understand that Photo Essays tell ‘stories’, evoke ‘emotion’ and/or
address issues through pictures
Demonstrate how do we compose a picture to tell a story by itself
Describe what elements create an effective photograph?
Plan for working with students using Photo Essay strategy
Understand the basic working of digital cameras
Engage in post-shoot editing using Photoshop, Photoshop element
iPhoto, or Aperture
Understand the publication process for this project. http://forum.pbase.com/viewtopic.php?t=17033&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30
For today, we will work to meet all or some of the objectives I
have listed here. Have I included everything to meet your needs?
Anything I have missed?
In this project students will create a
photo-essay representing their
thinking about globalization that
will interest others in the class, their
school and their community.
A Globalization Visual Anthropology Photo Essay:
Japan In Hawaii
So, as a reminder, this project has a stated objective - it was
targeted at Grade 10 Social Studies but, as we will see, it iseems
tohave broader application across many grade levels. Perhaps
this is the key ingredient of any good activity.
GLOBALIZATION - PHOTO-ESSAY
Examine your school and community - how
is globalization evident? What could
become the object of a photo shoot?
1. A maximum of 20 (?) photos will be included in the photo essay
2. A bridging snapshots ‘plan’ for their shoot as prerequisite for going out on
3. Exhibit digital editing skills using requisite software
4. Composed photo essay in a digital format (iWeb or other software including
Dreamweaver, PowerPoint, iMovie
5. Project to be submitted for publication on the web
Note that I have changed the # of photos from a minimum of 20
to a MAXIMUM of 20. Even this may be too many. What are your
This rubric is available in IO and can be modified to meet individual needs.
The key in the assessment is for students to demonstrate their
learning(s) around globalization as well as their skills in using the
technologies. What we want to avoid is emphasizing the
technology and not the key general and speciﬁc learning
outcomes as driven in the curriculum. AND - we want to be sure
to address the higher order taxanomic levels as understood
PLANNING THE PHOTO
First I ... Then I ...
My Route ... Conducting
This planning model is a suggestion of course. It is something I
use with learners; when planning activities such as this webinar
series, when doing my own photography etc.
PHOTO ESSAY DEFINED
A photo essay is a set or series of photographs that
are intended to tell a story or evoke a series of emotions
in the viewer.
Photo essays range from purely photographic works
to photographs with captions or small notes to full
text essays with a few or many accompanying
Photo essays can be sequential in nature, intended to
be viewed in a particular order, or they may consist
of non-ordered photographs which may be viewed
all at once or in an order chosen by the viewer.
All photo essays are collections of photographs, but
not all collections of photographs are photo essays.
Photo essays often address a certain issue or attempt to
capture the character of places and events.
We need to keep reminding ourselves of what we mean when we
speak of a photo-essay. story; emotional grab; issues
EXAMINING PHOTO ESSAYS
What lessons did you learn from
these works? http://www.time.com/time/photoessays
What lessons did you learn from these
• The Rule of Thirds
• Working the Lines in Your Photography (how to
use horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines)
• Finding Fresh Angles to Shoot From
• Getting Horizons Horizontal
• Getting Images Straight
• Fill Your Frame
• The Importance of Focal Points
• Creating Active Space - Photographing Moving
• Getting Backgrounds Right
• Framing Your Shots
• How to Use Converging Lines to Enhance Your
• 4 Rules of Composition for Landscape
• How to Break the ‘Rules’ of Photography
TOP 10 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
There are many ways of looking at what comprises ‘good’
photography. Here is a short video to help us along the way.
• Shutter Speed
The magic triangle
Aperture (F Stop) ISO
Exposure time is controlled in a camera by shutter speed and the
illumination level by the lens aperture. Slower shutter speeds
(exposing the medium for a longer period of time) and greater lens
apertures (admitting more light) produce greater exposures.
ISO - for fast objects or low light. remember - high iso often =
STEP 2 - LEARNING TO USE
A DIGITAL CAMERA
Taking Good Shots
• Set your focus ahead of time.
• Use manual exposure settings.
• Don't use flash unless it's absolutely necessary.
• Use the viewfinder instead of the LCD screen.
• Reduce image quality.
• Use a tripod
• When in doubt, go for a greater depth of field.
• Once you start editing a digital photo, save the result as a
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/digital-photography.htm • Adjust contrast and color levels.
• Rotate, crop and matte photos.,
• Get rid of red-eye.
• Remove unwanted objects.
Depth of ﬁeld = is the portion of a scene that appears sharp in the image.
For a given subject framing, the DOF is controlled by the lens f-number. Increasing the f-number (reducing the aperture diameter)
increases the DOF; however, it also reduces the amount of light transmitted, and increases diffraction, placing a practical limit on the
extent to which the aperture size may be reduced. Motion pictures make only limited use of this control; to produce a consistent image
quality from shot to shot, cinematographers usually choose a single aperture setting for interiors and another for exteriors, and adjust
exposure through the use of camera ﬁlters or light levels. Aperture settings are adjusted more frequently in still photography, where
variations in depth of ﬁeld are used to produce a variety of special effects.
LOOKING AT OUR FIRST
Here are our pictures
Applying our experience to working with out students
THE ROLE OF THE
Think about and plan your narrative. Will it be
arranged chronologically, seasonally,
“Where will you point geographically…?
your camera”? Think about the story, emotional tag or issue that
centers your photo essay.
Shoot for detail: an old person’s hands can tell the
story of a lifetime’s labor, for example. And detail
can surprise: the photo of a crocodile’s tail is an
unusual angle of an animal we’ve all seen many
Photograph those things in your world that means
something to you. Empathy is the key to any great
TIME Photo Essays How do we bring passion to the task. The key is
whether people will connect with a story. Will
they get inside of it? This should be your aim too.
FOR WEBINAR #3
Share your finished globalization project in IO providing a
short indication of your process and the challenges you faced.
What opportunities does this work present to you when
working with your students?
Come to the webinar prepared
to share and discuss ideas of Submitting your Who can
how to modify the project for work in IO Help?
your own context.
How will you share what you have
learned in this webinar with your
colleagues in your school and your
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