Friday, May 11, 2012

School Newspaper Advisers: 17 Websites For Student Photographers

 It's tough to find really committed student photographers. I'm talking about the ones who are always there and ready for any assignment that comes their way. They also need a good camera, preferably a DSLR which they can use to capture sports, whether it is indoors or outdoors. I was fortunate this year to have an awesome photography editor, a young lady who manages to do well in all her classes, run on the track team AND keep after her staff of five photographers. If you are the newspaper adviser in your school, it is very important that your photographers know how to take pictures.
8 Tips For Taking Sports Photos Like a Pro - right to the point

21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know

A Beginner's Guide to Digital Cameras- learn about pixels, aspect ratio, types of graphics formats, memory and digital/optical zooms.

CNET Reviews Point and Shoot Digital Cameras- all within the $100-$200 range

CNET Reviews Best Entry-Level DSLR Digital Cameras- here are the cameras with interchangeable lenses plus a lot more.

Digital Photography Tutorials

Glossary of Photographic Terms- from Kodak

How to Take Better Sports Photos- advice from freelance photographer

How to Take Great Group Photos- 12 excellent tips are listed here with a photo example for each one

How to Photograph Volleyball- video tips from a professional photographer

HP Learning Center- sign up for free and take all 16 classes if you like; great resource!

Sports Photography Techniques- excellent and complete site with step-by-step information on shooting sports. You can view many sample shots taken for a school newspaper.

Ten Tips for Great Pictures- from Kodak; excellent

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