Photojournalism in the Digital Age

One of the reasons I love St. Mike’s and my major (Media Studies & Digital Arts) is that I can do the things I am passionate about and get class credit for them. This semester I am enrolled in a photojournalism course. I have taken a number of film classes at St. Mike’s and thought it would be interesting to get behind a different kind of camera for a change.

Perspectives

Perspectives

Human Interaction

Human Interaction

Honest Emotion

Honest Emotion

Each week in class we are assigned the task of capturing certain themed images. The first assignment was called “Breaking the Ice” and I had to go off campus to introduce myself to ten strangers and ask if I could take their picture.  My friends, Dee-Jai and fellow blogger Boates, and I decided to travel to Shelburne, VT and visit the local stores in the area. I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t incredibly nervous at the start of the project. Fortunately, and this may be a testament to how friendly Vermonters are, most people were more than happy to help me complete the assignment. We met a variety of people from chefs, to store owners, to an actual professional photographer. The task definitely helped me feel comfortable taking pictures in unfamiliar settings.

A few weeks have passed since the start of the class and I have completed three other assignments entitled “Perspectives”, “Human Interaction”, and “Honest Emotion”.

My next assignment is to capture images of “People Without People”. I look forward to roaming the dorms and buildings around campus to try and document a sense of personality in what people have left behind. This photojournalism class has definitely reaffirmed my interest in all things media and I am excited that I can now add photography to my list of skills.

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