MEJO 180: Fall 2017

Leveraging the power of visual storytelling to engage and affect communities. We learned foundational technical and journalistic skills that culminated in a final portfolio.

We shot a new assignment each week on 35mm cameras. Most of our class focused around discussion of historical, famous, and personal work to analyze technical and artistic style. We were challenged to think through the affects that content, composition and aesthetic have on a story.

Major Topics

  1. Camera Mechanics
  2. Equivalent Exposure
  3. Idea Generation
  4. Caption Writing
  5. Depth of Field
  6. Light
  7. Composition
  1. Picture Stories
  2. Story Research & Proposal
  3. Action/Motion
  4. Ethics
  5. Building a Portfolio
  6. Photojournalism History

It is a tremendous privilege to be able to share people’s lives and tell their stories. With this privilege comes a responsibility for accuracy, accountability, commitment and hard work.

Ligaiya Romero (180 Professor)


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