Blog Post 6 photojournalism

 

 

 

 

 

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I Think I will be Big Foot Today

Students Kolby Magee and CodiAnne Corpening decide to take a break from studying and prank people as Big Foot at Vidauwoo in Laramie Thursday evening.

I stumbled upon this photo while I was at Vidauwoo practicing taking pictures of trees. There were a couple students laughing really loud and I turned to see what they were laughing at and saw a big hairy figure in the trees. It just so happened to be  a student dressed up as Big Foot and I too started to laugh hysterically. These students were pulling pranks on hikers that were walking by. I chose this as a feature photo because it is funny. I think the photo allows students to relate to it because everyone likes to take a break from studying and pull a prank or two. I loved this photo experience because it was hilarious and I got to participate in watching them prank people. It was fairly easy to capture this shot because I followed them around the entire afternoon with my camera. Background could be a good creative device because it has trees along with the trail they are walking on and makes the audience curious as to why there is a person dressed up as Big Foot walking on a trail.

 

 

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Less Homework More Exercise

During a weekend workout, Kyle Hurley, a junior at UW, keeps in shape while lifting a curl bar at the Half Acre gym on campus.

I have exercised in Half Acre before and know there is usually a lot of guys weight lifting so I decided to wonder through the gym and see what I could find for a good photo. This shot was a little difficult because I could not quite capture his movement. I had to adjust my shutter speed quite a few times. While taking this photo, I felt nervous. I did not want to make him feel uncomfortable especially because he was lifting weights. I had to make sure I was going at a fast enough pace that he would not see me and feel annoyed by me.

 

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Students and Coe Library

Students Steven Werner and Jeff Hodge, juniors at UW, manage to study and eat dinner at the same time Thursday night at Coe library.

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Eat to Keep Warm

Staying warm from Laramie’s winter storms, Kassie Clements, Mariah Sundell, and Kelly Straughn grab a quick bite to eat at the Union building Wednesday afternoon.

 

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Recruiting More Cowboys

Jared White, a senior at UW, gives a school tour to potential new students  on Thursday morning in the Union building on campus.

I came across this scene in the Student Union  building while I was walking to class. I thought this might be a great photo because the students seemed really interested with all of the activities taking place. I originally wanted to capture the emotions of students searching for the right college to go to, however, I am not positive if this photo does the job, but am still happy with it. I think viewpoint and leading lines could be creative devices for this photo. I admire that the tour guide is in front and allows viewers to immediately realize that the students are most likely on a tour of the UW campus. I also like that the photo makes almost a triangular shape and keeps the eyes on the students and what is going on.

 

What I learned from this assignment is that I really do have to plan ahead to get interesting photos. I was surprised that not a lot of interesting things happen on campus in one day. I really need to focus on exploring more and be more open to creative ideas. I need to plan ahead to be able to spend more time wondering around and finding interesting scenes. Something I really wish I could change while I was taking photos is have people pose. It was difficult for me to shoot people across the room or during class. I felt as if I were being distracting and I felt like I could not get great photos that were not unplanned. Even though it was hard for me not to have people pose, I think this rule helped me become a stronger photographer.

 

 

 

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