Ted Jackson at Greenlee School

Ted Jackson at the Iowa Newspaper Association conference in Des Moines.

Ted Jackson in Des Moines

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Ted Jackson will be meeting with Greenlee students this Saturday in Hamilton Hall at 10:00. The day will start with Jackson showing work from his nearly 30 years at The New Orleans Times-Picayune where he has covered hurricanes, earthquakes as well as produced in-depth stories about poor housing conditions, education as well as other local issues.

In 1997 Jackson was a member of the four-person team that won a Pulitzer Prize for public service for “Oceans of Trouble,” a comprehensive look at the impending collapse of the world’s fisheries.

Jackson will spend most of the day working with students interested in improving their storytelling skills with photography and multimedia. The day-long workshop will start in room 172 at 10:00 Saturday morning and conclude at 6:00 p.m. All students are encouraged to participate.

Feature Assignment

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach, © Dennis Chamberlin

Our next assignment is a feature photograph. There are several approaches that you can take for this assignment and we will look at examples this week during class. The assignment is due February 12.

Several handouts and upcoming assignments are now available on the Assignments page.

Camera Functions Assignment

For this practice assignment you need to find a situation where you can shoot an image with the largest aperture that you can and then make the same photo with a much smaller aperture.

Below you will find examples shot at f/2 and f/8. If your lens only opens to a maximum aperture of f/3.5 you should shoot the second image at f/11.

Remember to keep an eye on the exposure indicator at the bottom of your viewfinder. As you close the lens down to a smaller opening (aperture) you will need to compensate with your shutter speed.

Bring your cameras to class on Monday and upload two images to the class dropbox on the server.

f/2

f/2

f/8

f/8

Welcome to JlMC 310

Fair Queens eating deep-fried Oreos

Megan Wessels, the Delaware County Fair Queen tries a deep-fried Oreo at the Iowa State Fair. The cookies are a popular item, especially with the evening crowds, according to concession workers.  © Dennis Chamberlin

Welcome to the JlMC 310 class site for this semester. In today’s visual media environment it is important to know how to make images that will grab the viewer’s attention and stand out from the tidal wave of photos that surround us every day. This semester we will work on the camera techniques and storytelling skills that will help you take your work to a level that makes it memorable.

This site is the place to visit when you are looking for resources for our class this semester. I will place copies of assignments and various handouts on the site for you to access. Follow the links at the top of the page to find the material that you need.