Photography

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The majority of Americans are now carrying cameras wherever they go - in their smartphones

The NPR Visuals team has engaged with this smartphone-toting, photo-taking, audience by asking them to share photos around various themes, stories and series on social media. Instagram in particular has been a useful platform for these storytelling projects, NPR Visuals assistant producer Emily Bogle said in a recent webinar with us.

Emily shared when to do an Instagram callout, how to plan, carry one out, and many more tips. Watch the recording of the webinar, click through the slides and read through a summary below.

Greetings. At the end of the year we brought you the first set of webinars in our three-part series on building digital news capacity. The series are based on our 11-week Knight training for stations.

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.

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In this webinar, multimedia trainer Kainaz Amaria, takes you on a photographic journey from understanding the fundamentals of visual storytelling to what makes a good image and how you can make better portraits.

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Elements of Photography from NPR Digital Services on Vimeo.

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.

Station Spotlight on WLRN and Training Updates

Apr 1, 2013
WLRN

Hello and happy March*. This month we concluded one round of Knight Training at the same time as we launched our fourth 11-week session; conducted an intensive on-site training at WVXU and launched our social media marketing webinar series.

We love hearing about (and highlighting) your digital efforts, providing an inside look at the digital lives of our public media colleagues and offering training to help you stay on top of digital storytelling. 

Have a story to share? Let us know.  

For those of you who are interested in the event [Digital Day] we held in Austin (during SXSW) you can find the audio of the session here

*Life got ahead of us this month, but we are hoping April Fool's Day gives us a free pass. 

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

Photography and Visual Storytelling [VIDEO]

Feb 15, 2013
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.

Elements of Photography and Visual Storytelling

Feb 15, 2013
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.

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.

Meet Kainaz Amaria

Jan 17, 2013
Nick Oza

Meet Multimedia Specialist Kainaz Amaria.  Kainaz has been with NPR since December 2011. She took some time to tell us a little bit about herself.  

Courtesy Brian Bull

In this webinar, we reviewed different strategies for finding and acquiring images for your site and social media.

Included in the webinar are questions to ask yourself before choosing a photo, six strategies to build your photo library, and three common myths about photo online use. Have a question about the resources here? Email Teresa at TGorman@NPR.org.

Questions to ask before choosing and publishing a photo:

Elements of Photography and Visual Storytelling [VIDEO]

Oct 26, 2012
Kainaz Amaria

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.

The dog days of summer are upon us.  It’s August, it’s hot, and it feels like everyone but you is on vacation.  What better way to pass the time, than to revisit the webinars of 2012.

Please find, for your viewing pleasure, our webinars on writing for the web, social media, investigative journalism and photography.