Sunday, March 25, 2012

End of semester means community project is near

Photo by PHO245 student Mariah Teet
Photo by PHO245 student Shalisha Russell.
   Wow. That's all I can say when viewing the sports photos taken by the students. They would look fantastic in any newspaper. Nice job!
   Tomorrow they will be working on their portrait assignment, which is the final regular assignment before we dig into the photo stories.
   Speaking of photo stories, I'm happy to announce that the class is doing their group community service photo story at Sunshine Home, a special place that services people with disabilities.
   Carolyn Miller, the Sunshine Home's communications coordinator, is coming into the classroom on Wednesday to talk about the shooting opportunities the students will have. The community service project is one of my favorite assignments because everyone involved benefits: the organizations we cover get fresh photos, and the students get to shoot a real-world photo story as a team. It's a win-win situation.
   The students will be divided into teams: sound, writing and editing, but they all shoot. It's a total collaborative effort. The end result is a Soundslides project that the organization can put on their website, if they so choose.
  In the meantime, view their great feature and sports photos by clicking on the student blog roll above.
   (UPDATE: The class will be going to the Sunshine Home April 9)

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