I decided to do my photo story on an annual ride that takes place every April through October in Detroit. Beat the Train was started by Andrew Staub in 2005 because as he says, “he was bored” and wanted to ride his bike. The idea seemed odd at the time. Why ride through the city … More Beat the Train in Detroit
I decided to experiment and do two shoots. The first was a middle school basketball game and I practiced shooting indoors. I realize you must really be on your toes when you shoot sporting events, especially basketball when you are close to the action. I think there were plenty of times that I was in … More Sports Photography
I first decided to take a photo of two softball players at the WSU Warriors Women’s Softball game. I caught two WSU players warming up and asked if they minded if I shoot a few photos. It was a great shot because opportunity because I could get them with their baseball gloves for the environmental … More Portraiture Photos
My original plan was to take a trip down to the city to take some pictures of people skating at Campus Martius for the feature photography assignment. I was also meeting some friends down there for coffee. I arrived around 11:45 on a Sunday and realized that according to the website skating began at noon. … More Features Found and Unfound
Captioning is one of the most important skills to learn in photojournalism. It may seem insignificant but studies have shown that the first thing that draws readers in to a story is the caption. Therefore, you should make sure that captions are written effectively and accurately. Over the last week, we’ve been discussing captioning and … More Captioning with Non-Fiction without Capitalizing using Fiction
Amendment 1- United States Constitution Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. As a photojournalist, it’s important … More Shutter of Integrity: Collegiate photojournalists’ responsibilities and the First Amendment
I’m collecting my thoughts after several days of photojournalism course reading, writing, and photo shooting. Photojournalism can be defined as the combination of using techniques of both subtlety and swiftness to capture emotion. I’ve quickly realized how challenging it is to not only be at the right place at the right moment but to capture … More Photojournalism: Learning Technical Standards with Technical Difficulty.
I left for the airport yesterday and decided to call Lyft. A big eye opening experience for me recently has been my interactions with various people as a Lyft driver. On this day however, I would be the passenger . The one getting swooped off to my point of destination . My driver was Amir. … More Lifted in thought on my Lyft ride.
Journalism has always been a passion of mine from the time I was in high school and writing for my high school newspaper the Purple Pulse over 20 years ago. I’m introducing this passion back into my life through taking a digital photojournalism course at Wayne State University. Photojournalism also serves as a creative outlet. … More Frequently running into never running out of subject material.