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Florida Yearbook Seminar Notes and Links

I have been teaching photography to middle and high school students in St. Petersburg, Florida the past couple of days. The emphasis has been on learning to use the camera in manual mode and using the elements of composition to become a better photographer.

The students in the photography track have their work critiqued by their peers and the instructor  and receive feedback to assist them in becoming better photographers. Images are critiqued for proper exposure, sharpness and the compositional elements used to help tell the story.

It is indeed an interesting process watching them go from using full auto mode on their cameras to understanding ISO, aperture and shutter speed and how manual settings affect the final image.

Below are some links that might be helpful in helping to further understand all the factors that go into making powerful photographs that tell a story.

If you have any questions – either add a comment below or reach me through the contact form here.

Presentations –

Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop Top 40 with Deke McClelland

Levels Tutorial Video with Deke McClelland – Using The Histogram



Bridge and File Management

Bridge Basics

File Naming

Network Attached Storage for BACKING UP IMAGE and SPREAD FILES

Photography – Composition

Photography – ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture – Using Manual Mode

Student Journalism Ethics and Guidelines

Tip Sheet For High School Journalists

Photojournalism and ethics

The Importance of The Ethical Use of Photoshop – A Real Life Story