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Photojournalism Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about the field of photojournalism. These sites focus on best practices, necessary skills, and relevant careers in photojournalism. Also included are sites geared toward teaching the basics of photography composition and shooting tips for digital single lens reflex cameras. Explore the step-by-step videos for improving your photographs. Includes eThemes resources on Photography.

Grades

  • 9,
  • 10,
  • 11,
  • 12

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Discover where photojournalism got its roots. Learn its basic tenets. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn what it takes to be a photojournalist. This site includes articles, links to photojournalism programs, and videos. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Read about ethics of photojournalism with this discussion of picture manipulations.
See photojournalism in action. View award-winning photo stories, short films, features, blogs, reviews and commentary. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
See this site about a contest designed by photojournalists for photojournalists. Participate in the contest or simply view past winners. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Professional photojournalist, Mark M. Hancock, blogs about photojournalism. He explores what it takes to be a great journalist, what a photojournalist is, how photojournalism differs from photography, and much more. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Learn the basics of using a digital SLR camera, features for better photos, choosing lenses for different kinds of photos, basics of printing photos, and some basic photography terminology.
This online photography textbook explores the basics of camera controls and creativity, sharpness, exposure, lenses, and much more. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Discover the difference between a photograph and a snapshot. Learn about basic photography composition, the rule of thirds, group photo, actions shots, angles and basic composition, and breaking the rules. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (forum, message board, etc.)
Explore this page and explore the top ten tips to creative shooting. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Trying to capture action shots for the school paper or yearbook? Learn some basic tips and techniques to follow to make your job easier. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Scroll down and click on the video to learn useful tips for taking successful photographs outside at night. (Total running time: 7:03) NOTE: This site includes ads.
Scroll down to see this video on is how to brighten exposures using a digital SLR camera. (Total running time: 5:29) NOTE: This site includes ads.
This video shows how to take landscape focus with expanded focus. (Total running time: 7:19) NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn more about improving your daytime pictures by watching this video. (Total Running Time: 4:37) NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn how to deliberately underexpose your photos to avoid pictures that are too bright or washed out. (Total Running Time: 5:51) NOTE: This site includes ads.
Explore the history and features of American photography. Includes Photography and War, Digital Truth, Presidential Image Making, Advertising and Persuasion, Social Change, and Cultural Identity.
Learn more about the life and work of prominent American photojournalist Andre Kertesz. NOTE: This site includes a message board.
hese sites have information about the history of photography and the photographic process. Read biographies of famous photographers, browse through a timeline of important events, and learn how cameras and film work. Includes an online simulation that demonstrates the importance of shutter speed and aperture. There are online games and videos, plus many historic and modern photos. Includes instructions for making a pinhole camera, plus information on how to use photography to teach mathematical concepts.
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