A picture might speak a thousand words, but in an age where most people carry a smartphone with a camera in their pocket, how can you maximise photo opportunities so that those words tell a compelling story? Cassandra van Schagen reports.
WHEN most of us look at an image and decide whether we like it or not it is a personal thought on how the image makes us feel and if we can relate to what has been captured that this process is based.
I have been a passionate hobby photographer for seven years now and wanted to share with you some tips that I have learnt along the way. These few basic things to remember should enable you to capture a photograph which represents the image your eyes saw – and tell a story. Continue reading
Do you want to engage with your community better? Want to crowdsource ideas? Town Hall Social, developed here in Melbourne, might be the answer. Ross Monaghan reports. Follow Ross on Twitter: @themediapod.
Stay tuned for some Town Hall Social questions here on theMediaPod blog, and on our Facebook page.
If you’re interested in running community consultation via the web you could also consider Bang the Table, Our Say and Delib Australia. All great services as well. There are free tools available too if you’re willing to put in the time and effort to create and manage them.
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Deakin University PR graduate Alison Coffa reflects on her time at university, and the mistakes she, and others, make. Follow Alison on Twitter: @AlisonClareC
Students need to think outside the box.
SINCE graduating I’ve had time to think about some of the misconceptions I, and classmates, had at university. Let me explain two.
1. Counting yourself out too early.
As I left my first PR class at Deakin in 2011, I panicked.
Where was I going to find work experience? How should I bolster up my resume? How was I going to make myself stand out from several hundred PR grads across the state – let alone the country – so that someone would employ me when I graduated? Continue reading