Briggs chapter 6

February 27, 2012 | 11 Comments

Chapter 6, “Visual Storytelling with Photographs”

Key Points

  • “Photography is all about the moment.”
  • Photography basics should be a part of a journalists skill set
  • Do not abuse Photoshop. Do not compose deceiving photographs
  • Be honest with your subject
  • Edit a copy of a photo – never the original

Critical thinking

Advancements in technology allow everyone to take and share pictures rapidly. The consequence of this is that there may be a decline in the quality and attention to detail when it comes to photos. To prevent this, journalists should learn how to use basic editing software and how to incorporate their photos into their online articles. Experimenting with Photoshop and adding images into a blog is one of the best ways to learn. Check the HTML tab while creating a blog post to see what HTML looks like. See how much you can decipher, you may be surprised at how much you can catch onto intuitively.


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