We got our boxes of yearbook this last week, but they are still sitting in my TV studio unopened, except one box. The will remain there until after our state testing when we hand them out on May 4. So, until then I will have to be content with finding more cool links for all of you. Here’s a sample:
1) Photographer Samuel Cockadey posted a dynamite slideshow that borders on video. He took the shots in Tokyo with a Nikon DSLR and the results are awe inspiring.
2) Canadian J-School Prof. Mark Hamilton writes that in the web era we seriously need to revisit the inverted pyramid with our students. I agree. Web news is all about getting the most information in the quickest format. that is the definition of the inverted pyramid. Best quote:
The inverted pyramid, it turns out, isn’t the devil’s spawn after all. It’s just another tool for storytelling and one that I think editors and reporters may need to spend a little more time exploring.
3) Have you ever tried to get a student to understand why you can’t print a 1-inch tall 72 dpi web photo in the yearbook at 300 dpi and 6-inches (36 picas) tall? Well the digtial Photography School has a wonderful visualization of one photo at various dpi resolutions. It makes it very easy to understand.
4) Near the end of each school year, I always do a unit on film production in my video technology class. One of the many things we cover are who are the best boys, gaffers, foley artists and grips? The Mental Floss blog has a well put together list of film credits that you don’t know what they do.
5) The digital Photography School is continuing with their tremendous series Photography 101 – in part 7, they discuss using ISO. It has great examples of grain/noise and why it happens when you jack up the ISO.
6) How much Photoshop is too much in news photography? I’ve heard the range of answers across the board from none to some to only what could be done in a wet darkroom, etc. This article from Denmark shows three great examples of photos where the photographer altered only the levels and colors, but changed the content of the photos. Is this ethical? Great discussion starter.
Really short list this week, but not all weeks are created equal.