HSJI Students Learn Photography By Shadowing Others

Jeff Gabbard, the adviser for Intro to Photography at High School Journalism Institute, wanted to teach students how to take different photos.  Gabbard had already showed his students how to take photos in a press conference style environment, but he knew day-in-the-life would allow for more experiences.

“If you are trying to take a picture of a class full of kids in school, that’s different from just trying to take a picture of one person who’s just speaking,” Gabbard said.  “You’re looking for one really good picture when taking a picture of a speaker, but that’s not always the case.”  

This is why he made his students pair up with another student from a different class and follow them around for a day, taking pictures of their routines.  

“I made the students make a photo essay,” Gabbard said.  “That way, they take photos …
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