Training-on-Demand: Photography

Aug 27, 2013

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As part of our efforts to maximize the impact of the webinars and trainings we offer, we bring to you the first in a series of thematic “training on demand.”  

In addition to making our hour-long webinars easier to navigate, we will package each section to include practical follow-up activities and provide examples of what other stations are doing and a list of reference material.  This month is all about photography, one of the topics we receive the most questions about.

Photography Webinars
The Elements of Photography and Visual Storytelling (June 28, 2013)
In this webinar, multimedia trainer and photojournalist Kainaz Amaria, takes you on a photographic journey from understanding the fundamentals visual storytelling to what makes a good image and how you can make (not take) better portraits.

Visualizing Public Radio with KPCC Visual Journalist Grant Slater (May 9, 2013)In this webinar Grant Slater discusses how KPCC  use mobile photography and sites like Instagram to connect with community and tell stories visually. Topics covered include: managing the station Instagram accounts; who gets access; what should you Instagram?; connecting with your community on Instagram; how to take better photos; and recommended apps for taking/making photos.

Ideas for Finding and Acquiring Photos Online (November 1, 2012)In this webinar Teresa Gorman reviews different strategies for finding and acquiring images for your site and social media. Topics covered include: how to create a photo library and archive; using Flickr to find Creative Commons photos; and tools for verifying photos online.

Reference Material & Examples
Establishing a Visual Voice: Hands on Photo Training at WLRN 
Establishing a Visual Voice: Hands on Photo Training at WVXU
All About Instagram (a Grant Slater presentation) 
Phoneography (a Grant Slater tip sheet)
Photography Basics (a Grant Slater tip sheet)
Five Good Photography Resources (from ProjectArgo)