Blog post 11: Your camera

In this post you have creative freedom to write about your relationship with your camera.

Include a photo of your camera in the post, and make sure the photo is as wide as the text of your post. No tiny pictures!

Make it personal. Write for an audience of professional journalists. Write in your own voice, as a student.

Tell how long you’ve had this camera, how you’ve used it, what you know and don’t know about it. Tell about the experiments you’ve done with it, the mistakes you’ve made. Write about your frustration, or your satisfaction. Is it different from your previous cameras? Do you take it everywhere? What have you done with it? What have you not done? Do you have feelings about this camera? What does it represent?

You don’t need to answer every question, and you are free to write more and other things — as long as it’s all about this one camera.

Requirements for your blog post

  1. The length must be (minimum) 300 to (maximum) 500 words.
  2. Include a photograph you took yourself of the camera you’re writing about. Use a mirror, or another camera. Make sure the camera is the largest object in the photo.
  3. State the exact make and model of your camera (example: a Canon G12).
  4. Write intelligently so that a prospective employer, reading your post, will think you are inventive, original, clever.
  5. Write an appropriate and interesting headline for your blog post. This might be a challenge! Try!
  6. After you publish your blog post ON YOUR OWN BLOG, copy the URL of your post page and paste it in a REPLY to this post, here, on this blog. If you paste a complete URL on a line by itself, it will automatically become a working link. That is what I want.

Please read about grading criteria for blog posts in this course. Those criteria apply to all blog post assignments.

Deadline

Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m.

Your reply posted here must be submitted before 09:00:00 in order to receive credit.

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About Mindy McAdams
I teach courses about digital journalism at the University of Florida. I love to travel. I ride a Vespa. You can find me on Twitter (@macloo).

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