Kainaz Amaria

12:19 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Establishing a Visual Voice: Hands-On Photo Training at WVXU

We had another photo training session, this time with the newsroom at member station WVXU. The images made by the newsroom staff (above) celebrate the people and architecture of Cincinnati.

After the training, reporter Howard Wilkinson put his new-found photography chops to practice. He did a story on two unusual political allies - Ken Blackwell and Jerry Springer

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Photography Training
12:45 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Elements of Photography and Visual Storytelling

How to capture moments while on assignment – one of many things this webinar discusses.
Credit Sam Sanders/NPR

In this webinar, multimedia trainer,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. Kainaz discusses the five types of photographs to use for engaging storytelling, six ways to make a good gallery great and the three most important aspects of an image.

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11:11 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Establishing a Visual Voice: Hands on Photo Training at WLRN

While I can preach the visual gospel over webinars and remote training, nothing compares to the real thing. I recently visited the team at WLRN in Miami, Fl., and want to share some of their great work.

In our first hour-long session we went back to the basics and discussed the fundamentals of visual storytelling. The following day I unleashed these intrepid reporters out into the wilds of Miami. Their assignment: find a visually compelling subject and make a good image.

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