Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Basics of Photography Assignment

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This past weekend, on Saturday, March 16th, I attended the 30th annual Mal’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. This parade has been held every year since 1983. It has been described as a “green Mardi-Gras” and I believe that description is very fitting.

The first photo I included is from the pet parade portion of the celebrations, of which the registration fees and donations went to benefit the Mississippi Animal Rescue League. It shows a little boy and his Chinese Dwarf hamster participating in the pet parade. It demonstrates the rule of thirds and somewhat of a diagonal in the tilt of the boy’s head.

The second picture depicts a line of Jackson police officers at the start of the parade route, waiting for the signal to begin the parade. It shows the use of lines and repetition.

The third picture is of a small child participating in the children’s parade, which also took place before the main parade. It portrays a medium shot with a fairly shallow depth of field.

I had a great time documenting this Jackson tradition.

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Written by jessicaeking

March 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

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