Lectures and tutorials

COMM 330, Basic Photography for Mass Media

Instructor: Ross F. Collins, professor of communication, North Dakota State University, Fargo.

Ross Collins photography

Class Resources

Diagnostic quiz: What do you know?

Lecture synopses.

F/stop exercise.

Midterm exam review questions.

Final exam review.

Tutorials and presentations

PowerPoint 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.

How to develop and print in a traditional darkroom. (Includes three videos.)


Student Work

Photo class poster 2021 Student life: the pandemic year. Selected photos, North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2021.