Instructor: Ross Collins, professor of communication, North Dakota State University, Fargo.
COMM 230 syllabus (pdf).
COMM 242 syllabus (pdf).
Midterm exam review questions.
Final exam review.Tutorials and presentations
Ten practical principles for photojournalists.
Handy elements of composition illustrated.
Qualities of light illustrated.
A brief introduction to color theory.
A brief history of photojournalism and photography.
A portfolio of great photographs.
Ways to see (video presentation).
Ross's photo galleries.
New! How to develop and print in a traditional darkroom. (Includes three videos.)
New! Student Life: North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2013.
Student life: North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2012.
The life of a campus: North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2008.
Student portfolios (2004)
Student portfolios (2002)
A Photoshop tutorial for photographers (CS5 for Macintosh):
Photoshop Lesson One.
Image size, resolution, crop, file formats, organizing in Bridge.
Photoshop Lesson Two.
Levels/curves, dodge/burn, dust and scratches, sharpening, flash-on-camera.
Photoshop Lesson Two(b).
An alternative workflow using Camera Raw.
Photoshop Lesson Three.
Selecting, cutting, cloning, sharpening, gaussian blur, image modes.
Photoshop Lesson Four.
Cutting, pasting, erasing, color balance, fill flash
Photoshop Lesson Five.
Working with type.
Photoshop Lesson Six.
Layers, red eye removal, improving skin tones.
Photoshop Lesson Seven.
Create a montage.
Photoshop Lesson Seven(b).
Create a poster.
Photohop Lesson Eight.
Nip and tuck.
Photoshop Lesson Nine.
Deleting backgrounds, replacing backgrounds.
Photos for practice:
Cairo 1998 (B & W).
Wabakimi wilderness, 2006.
Washington State, 1982.
Club moss, 1976.
Scotland, 1989 (B & W).
Man and flower.
Boats on the Nile.
Egyptian taxi driver.
Midterm exam photo.
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