By Tara O’Donovan
July 22, 2015
The first of many lessons to come was learning to draft a story and the all power inverted pyramid. I already knew a lot everything. My advisor, Fish, taught me, but I never actually looked into news drivers. It was really interesting, because now I look at how a story captures people. The more drivers you have, the better your story is.
Then we had a lesson on photography with John Williams from Newsday. It’s weird that I never took much thought in how a picture could be improved by simple steps. Exposure is the key! You can’t be under or over exposed. I had fun going around exploring and taking pictures. My favorite was trying to get closer to a bunny I saw and get a good pic. Overall my favorite photo I took was a butterfly on a flower. I took it with just the right exposure and I took another that was way under exposed. The difference was quite visible. This is something that I’ll have to bring back with me to my paper, The Maroon Echo.
I know I’m going to have to improve my profile pictures, but my partner, Jessica, took some unique pictures of me. “Well, aren’t you a ham?” and “Oh, you’re entertaining,” was what Mr. Williams said to me about my excellent modeling.