Unit II Classroom Applications of Fieldwork Basics
Lessons 3 and 4
Individual Roles in the Field
Interviewer _______________________________________ Date _________________________
CHECKLIST: Did you:
____ Bring along extra batteries?
____ Test the camera in advance to ensure that it is working properly?
____ Thoroughly look at the environment to evaluate what should be photographed?
____ Photograph the setting of the interview?
____ Ask people for permission to take their photograph?
____ Make sure that anyone being photographed has signed a Written Release Form?
____ Take close-up photographs of the people, if you have permission to do so?
____ Take close-up photographs of relevant objects and/or documents?
____ Shoot from a variety of angles?
____ Keep the sun to your back when outdoors?
____ Take many photographs, knowing that some will not turn out well?
____ Label photo files, CDs, and memory cards; and identify which log sheets they correspond to?
____ Log your photos by number on a Photo Log if using film?
____ Print the photos, number them, and record them on a Contact Sheet if using a digital camera?
____ Print extra copies of photos to give to the Interviewee as a way of saying thanks?
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
____ Digital camera
____ Photo Logs and/or Contact Sheets for digital photos
____ Extra batteries
____ Written Release Form
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