Today we’re going to look on the internet for photos that you think are good examples of Photojournalism. The difference between art photography and photojournalism is that photo-journalistic images tell a story as opposed to just being aesthetically pleasing (pretty). That’s what you should be looking for. These should be photos that you might see in a news story or news magazine rather than photos of flowers or sunsets or animals.
Assignment: Find at least 10 examples of good photojournalism. You can do this a few different ways:
1. Do an image search for the term “photojournalism.”
2. Search for specific topic or event.
3. Find online newspapers and magazines, and look at their photos.
Make a New Folder on your Desktop (go to File and select New Folder), and title it: WebPhotos.Name (include your actual name).
Step 2: (Be sure you have clicked on the Largest image possible. Do NOT save thumbnail images, because it will be too small. You may have to click on the “Visit” button to get to the actual page where the image appears. Click on it to see the Full Sized Image.
Save the image – Right click on your mouse or hold down the Control Button on your keyboard and click on the image (then select Save Image As from the menu and navigate to the folder on your Desktop. Click on the arrow next to the file name to expand the window.
This will allow you to navigate to the folder on your desktop.)
You can also drag the image from the web page directly into your folder.
Step 3: There is a Google Slide Presentation that has been created for you in Google Classroom titled: Photojournalism Examples 2020.2. Use this to place your photos AND the caption information for that photo (if any).
Copy and Paste any information you can find out about the photo onto the slide in the text box below the photo that you place.
Include the following:
- 1. caption information (who/what it is a photo of, where/when it was taken, etc.)
- 2. the photographer’s name (if given)
- 3. the URL (web address) that the photo came from
- 4. a description of why you think it’s a good photo
Continue this process until you have 10 photos. We will share these on Monday and discuss what makes the photos good examples of photojournalism.