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COMM 230, Basic Photography for Mass Media
COMM 330, Advanced News Photography (Photojournalism)

Lectures by Ross Collins PowerPoint presentations

By Ross F. Collins, professor of communication, North Dakota State University, Fargo.
Also see Ross Collins lecture synopses.

What is basic photography?

What is photojournalism?

What is a Digital SLR?

Characteristics of light.

Controlling light: lenses, f/stops, shutter speeds.

Principles of composition.

Color for photographers: theory and practice.

How to write standard cutlines/captions.

The law and photojournalism.

Ethics and photojournalism.

Principles of news photography.

Principles of sports photography.

Principles of travel photography.

History of photojournalism.

Photo manipulation.

We look. But do we see?

How to prepare a professional portfolio.

Ross's 10 practical principles for photojournalists.