In chapter 4, Kobré starts out with a quote saying “many editors argue that because viewers receive so much depressing news, they deserve a break when they look at pictures”. I really liked that he started the chapter off with this quote, because I really do agree with it. Most news channels only tell their viewers about bad news and they rarely ever report on positive things. I also enjoyed that Kobré included the section “Good Feature Subjects”, when thinking of what to shoot for a feature story, it can get confusing to know what exactly would make a good photo for one and this section clears up what good topics would be. Feature stories have always interested me because they are a break from the typical types of stories that you see in media.
In chapter 5, Kobré focuses on portrait photos. I always thought of portrait photos as just being candid shots , but they are much more than that. They are photos with a story behind them, most of the stories being odd and one that not many would suspect. I really enjoyed this chapter because of all the photos and cutlines that went along with them.
RR9 Ch. 15&16
When taking photos, ethics is always plays a big role in certain scenarios, but to me there has always been a lot of gray area as to what is right and wrong to photograph. I respect peoples privacy and when I see some photos I feel awkward looking at them. This is because I try and put myself in those peoples shoes and most of the time I would not want people photographing me like they have with those throughout the chapter. I really liked the “Golden Rule” section of this chapter because it describes how I feel about photos that can be hard to look at because of how emotional they are.
Chapter 16 focuses on laws in photojournalism, I found these two chapters went well together, obviously. But in some ways I find that they kind of are the same, yet there are laws for photographers, you mainly just need to be respectful. This chapter reminded me of when I had to film the PALS game at the college last year. There was a student who could not be photographed so we have to watch all of our film and make sure that the student was not in the film even if it was for a split second.
RR10 Ch. 11
When I read this chapter, I just ran through the photos first, I was more interested in what the stories were than what Kobré had to say about Photo Stories. Out of all the chapters we have read, this is probably the deepest and the one that requires the most time and effort. The fact that some of the photographers spend months with some of these people just to get a story is amazing. It really showed me how powerful theses stories are and the fact that photographers can capture that with a camera blows me away. This was probably one of my favorite chapters because it left me amazed.
Few families are as close as the Doublet trio. Julie, the mother, has raised her two kids, Jamie and Levi, all by herself. Jamie and Levi are only a year apart, with the former being the oldest. However, after living back at home for a few months, it’s time for Jamie to move to Yuma, AZ with her fiance, Andrew Bartek. A week before the big move, the family decorated the Christmas tree together one last time.
Shana Durrance has been a respiratory therapist for over twenty years, she has helped save many lives and has also assisted in bringing many lives into this world. The job she does is not one for those who have weak stomachs. She helps in the ER, assists doctors during deliveries and does about anything she is asked. In her free time, she teaches smoking cessation classes and helps those in her community to try and eliminate their smoking addiction. Shana loves her job and always tries her hardest to make her patients comfortable and happy.
On Wednesday night the Piedmont College Men’s basketball team took on Sewanee University in a battle in Tennessee. The road trip was over 4 hours long and there are lots of different behind the scenes factors that play a big role in preparation for a college basketball game.
Landry Assinessi sings in the locker room before watching film before tonight’s away basketball game against Sewanee University.
The Piedmont Men’s basketball team is ready to depart for the away game tonight in Tennessee. Landry has conversations with teammates and shares few laughs.
Landry tries to keep himself occupied by looking at social media on his phone while sitting on the bus for over four hours before tonights basketball game.
Players socialize at the pre game meal at Panera Bread in Tennessee to lighten the mood before the game in Tennessee.
Landry gets on the bus one last time before arriving at Sewanee University for the Men’s basketball game tonight.
Players arrive at the gym before the game tonight. Taylor Mills is wearing the full basketball jump suit because of the cold weather outside.
Landry listens to music to get pumped up before the game tonight as he prepares to get ready for a tough battle against the tigers of Sewanee.
Long faces for the lions as they fall short to the Tigers of Sewanee in the second half. The lions are disappointed after not playing to the best of their ability on the offensive end.
Landry ponders. on what went wrong tonight for the lions and how he could have played better to get a different result in the loss to Sewanee on Wednesday night.
Piedmont College’s Financial Aid Advisor, Michelle Reed, was a student worker all four years here at Piedmont. The following year after she graduated, she was a Graduate assistant and a month later she became a employee as an adviser. Her favorite part of her job is being able to help students, connecting with people on tours and seeing students come in as freshman and graduate.
This event was called “The Daughter of the King” at my church for the young girls. We encouraged them, had snacks, and fun games. We had our Worship and event lead by Chloe Paige our head leader. All of the girls were so happy throughout the entire event it made all of our hearts smile. This by far has been one of my favorite events to ever capture. Making young women feel good about themselves is everything.
This is what this event was all about. “I am the Daughter of the King.” PHOTO/ DURDEN SMITH
At colleges across the nation, select students are tasked with creating community, maintaining safety and establishing peace for residents who live in on-campus housing. At Piedmont College, these students are called Resident Assistants, or RAs. Their official duties range from walking nightly rounds to hosting monthly events, but their jobs truly run 24/7, as they constantly have to be on alert and ready to help anyone in need. While the job comes with its benefits, it can become incredibly taxing, especially when paired with a heavy load of classwork, extracurricular activities and additional jobs.