Photo 1 - note the President's posture, inclusion of children, facial expressions, etc.
Photo 2 - note the podium with official seal, children's artwork in background, secret service agent, corner of flag...
Photo 3 - Note the two teleprompters, the three monitors, the classroom blackboard, charts, globe, etc...
Which of these photos is most effective? for what purposes? If you were photographing the President for this occasion, what decisions of Digital Tropos would come into play for you? Why?
These decisions are important considerations, not just for Presidents - but for each student composing multimodally!
Bonus: John Stewart comments on the impact of the visual rhetoric at play:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Obama Speaks to a Sixth-Grade Classroom|