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                                                 Dr. Ron Windrim
                         GOALS FOR WEBINAR #2
                   Participants will

                       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.

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?
                                   OUR PROJECT

                    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.

Examine your school and community - how
is globalization evident? What could
become the object of a photo shoot?
                                       OUR PROJECT


                  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
                       their shoot

                  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
through Bloom.
                               PLANNING THE PHOTO
                               First I ...   Then I ...

                                                          My Route ...   Conducting
                                                                         the Shoot



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




         What lessons did you learn from
                  these works?                                              

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.

                     •         Focus
                     •         Exposure
                     •         Shutter Speed
                     •         Aperture
                     •         ISO

                                               The magic triangle

                                                      Shudder Speed

                                      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 =
grainy pics.
                                        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.

                                                                                                        Image Editing
                                                                                                        • Once you start editing a digital photo, save the result as a
                                                                                                          separate file.
                                  • 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.

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
                                             times before.

                                             Photograph those things in your world that means
                                             something to you. Empathy is the key to any great
                                             photo story.

  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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