Feature stories aren't just about taking photos of objects; they are about capturing a part of life that is timeless. These stories allow the more creative side of the news to show.
Searching for events to cover for a feature story is relatively easy. Looking in the events calendar can offer a variety of occasions to cover. I choose to do a feature photo story on the Evrod Cassimy panel. At the panel, Cassimy talked to journalism students about different aspects of getting into the business that they would have to deal with.
|Evrod Cassimy thinks about the question a student asked. Cassimy |
sat on a panel for journalism students at the building Manoogian at
Wayne State University. (Photos by Angelique Harrison/ WSUPJ)
|Looking into the panel held by the Journalism Institute for Media |
Diversity At Wayne State University.
From this experience I learned to really check the photos, and when it comes to bright object, shoot them a few stops darker to make sure they are properly exposed.
Halea Fisher sits in the car while Luis Shockley
attempts to jump start his car parked on Warren
off of the Wayne State University Campus.
For days I walked around with my camera attached to me trying to find something to photography. I had the hardest time.
I finally happened upon a student helping another student who had car problems. This was also a hard photo to shoot because I took the photos on a really sunny day. It was hard to compensate for all of the glares and the brightness of the sun.
From this photo shoot I learned that even what seems like the easiest photographic opportunity, it can give you difficulties.
I think I have learned that though I feel like I know a lot about taking photographs, news photography is very different. There is no time to set photos up the way I would like. I just had to shoot what was there, and move to a different vantage point if I didn't like what I saw.
Shooting photos on the fly was very difficult for me. I think that from this experience I have learned that practicing shooting on the spot without prior planning would help better my photojournalism skill.
For more pictures from this assignment, please check out my gallery.
|Evrod Cassimy talks to Wayne State University students about ways to prepare for the world of journalism.|