Tag: photography

by Stacy Forster

Everyone walking around with a mobile phone is a photographer, with a high-end camera within reach in a pocket or bag. But how can you take advantage of all a mobile camera can do? Join us on Tuesday, Tuesday, Jan. 5, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time/Noon Central/10 a.m. Pacific time for an #EdShift Twitter […] more »

by Sara Snyder

Title: Advanced Smartphone Camera Skills Instructor: Sara Snyder, Multimedia Producer, Shooter and Editor Learn to Use the Amazing Camera on Your Phone Stories come in a variety of shapes, styles and flavors, but truly exceptional storytelling is about getting in the moment and capturing what’s in front of you. In this tutorial, you will learn […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore a new Google tool for creating immersive wrap-around multimedia; and we look at some mobile apps that capture 3-D imagery. PART 1: Story Spheres One of the latest things to come out of the Google News Lab is Story Spheres, a tool for creating wraparound interactive experiences. Story Spheres enables users […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore apps for organizing photos from multiple smartphone users, and we see how the Associated Press is using automation to expand its college sports coverage. PART 1: Photo album apps Several different apps can help you compile and share photos taken by multiple smartphone users — particularly useful for teams of reporters […] more »

by Bennett Cain

This piece was initially published on Storybench, a cookbook for digital storytelling. Storybench is a collaboration between Northeastern University’s Media Innovation program, a new graduate degree in digital journalism, and Esquire magazine. The image above is of some elderly men playing mahjong on a rare sunny afternoon in Beijing. But is it a photograph? Well, it technically qualifies as a photograph, […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we see how two technologies automatically scan the content of video and images to deliver highlights and insights. PART 1: Vhoto Vhoto helps turn mobile video into bits of sharable content by automatically finding the key moments within the footage. We hear from Chief Executive Officer Noah Heller about what the app can […] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, our #EdShift chat will cover the future of professional photojournalism. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time / 12 p.m. Central Time / 10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss uncertainties about careers in photojournalism in a media landscape more visual than ever. Despite wildly popular technologies like Instagram and increased […] more »

by Simon Owens

In late August, a moderator for the Landscape Photography Google Plus community posted an event page to the platform. As with Facebook events, Google Plus allows users to RSVP to events and also post photos and messages within them. This particular event announced a themed photography contest; participants had until September 1 to upload their entries […] more »

by Mark E. Johnson

Remix is a segment of education content on MediaShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers will detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials, so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other schools, […] more »

by Mark E. Johnson

How much is a T-shirt or a tweet worth? Two copyright cases, separated by nearly 30 years, should reinforce our need as educators to teach copyright as a practical matter as much as a conceptual one. When it comes to working with students, we should approach copyright from two protective angles. One is to ensure […] more »