Final Project: A glimpse into Detroit’s Techno scene

My final project for photojournalism was a true test of strength. Truth be told, I struggled during this entire semester. I had to try very hard every step of the way and I really had to try to adapt to using my camera. Writing has always come easy to me, but using photos to tell... Continue Reading →


Shooting Sports: It’s not as easy as it looks

For my sports assignment, I chose to cover a Wayne State University's Warrior softball game. The Warriors played Davenport University Wednesday, March 28 at home. During this assignment, I learned many things since this was my first time covering a sports story. I found it very difficult finding angles, camera settings, and a story. Overall,... Continue Reading →

Learning camera controls

  Prior to this block of instruction, I had only picked up my camera several times. I never knew about how shutter speed, ISO, and aperture played together to create a picture. After attending a couple of classes, this all still seems very confusing to me and only became more confusing when shooting the assignment... Continue Reading →

Experimenting with mobile journalism

My experience with feature hunting with only a smartphone. I would describe this assignment as an informational experiment for myself. My phone is very handy to me so that was no problem. I shoot many pictures of my family, friends and overall life with my iPhone. I have to say the biggest part of this... Continue Reading →

The First Amendment and Photojournalism

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." - The United States Constitution As a collegiate photojournalism student,... Continue Reading →

About Me

My name is Nadia Koontz and I am from Flint, Michigan. I currently go to school at Wayne State University. My major is journalism with a focus in print and online. I have a minor in film and another in new media. Eventually, I would like to become a documentary filmmaker. But for now, I... Continue Reading →

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