Day 2 at Greene

My second day at the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists has been a lot of fun! Rested and refreshed from a good night’s sleep, my classmates and I made our way through the downpour to news over breakfast, and then to the media lab.

We began our lessons that day with Professor John Williams. We discussed shutter speeds and capturing movement in photos. We then broke into pairs and went around the building playing with shutter speeds on our cameras. This time around I used a Nikon D7500, which I actually liked more than the D7200 from yesterday (some buttons were in different places, and they were more comfortable for me to use). Afterwards, we returned to the classroom and discussed methods of shooting portraits of people. By the end of the discussion the rain had cleared, so we went outside with our partners and took photos of each other, putting to use all the skills we learned thus far. I had a ton of fun playing around with the camera settings and testing out portrait ideas!

We were supposed to have a press conference after lunch, but there was a scheduling conflict so we took time to meet with our groups and discuss the news stories we’re covering later this week. My group is doing a story on Stony Brook’s iCreate, which seems to be the equivalent of a Maker Space. We’re also doing a story on the Ducks baseball team’s 20th anniversary.

Day 2 at Greene has been long, but I’m having a lot of fun, and I’ve even made some friends! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the week has in store!

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