Photojournalistic

Shave Time Off Selection Creation in Photoshop With These Tips – Photography Article

Creating quality selections is often what sets apart convincing edits in Photoshop from poorly done ones, which often means spending plenty of time perfecting yours. But there are ways to shave time off your selection work.  Colin Smith at PhotoshopCAFE details several tips in this video that by themselves aren’t Earth shattering. However, by adding them to your Photoshop repertoire, you’re sure to create better selections faster and streamline your workflow.  Smith’s use of the space bar to move the center of…

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Recognizing and Managing Stress and Trauma as a Photographer – Photography Article

No matter how long you’ve been shooting, there’s always been a kind of base level of stress that hangs in the background for every photographer, just out of sight. It’s one of those things that’s always there, even if you don’t notice it. For some photographers, it comes from the uncertainty of the job. Will I be able to make rent this month? Do I have to choose between food or gear? Are my clients ever going to clear that invoice?…

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How Mirrorless Cameras Are Changing the Game for Photojournalists – Photography Article

One of the best features of mirrorless cameras is their ability to shoot totally silently thanks to the lack of a mechanical mirror. That feature turned out to be a great boon to a photojournalist at the recent Democratic debate, allowing him to shoot in a position where others couldn’t. The Sony a9 is known for its electronic shutter with fast readout and no viewfinder blackout, which allows photographers to shoot in complete silence. For New York Times photographer Doug Mills, that…

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Pulitzer-Winning Photographer Discusses Capturing Tragedy – Photography Article

There’s no doubt that photojournalism is an incredibly difficult profession full of a range of challenges for the photographer. This excellent and fascinating video sits down with a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist as he discusses how he captures tragedy in a respectful yet powerful way. In this clip from PBS NewsHour’s “Brief but Spectacular” series, photojournalist Marcus Yam discusses his work and his approach to creating images that capture and convey human tragedy in a way that maintains humanity and evokes empathy…

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Humble Cameras in Iconic Moments – Photography Article

Photojournalism helps to shape our collective consciousness. In thinking about how important photojournalism is, I’ve often found myself considering what happens when amateurs with amateur equipment find themselves in extraordinary circumstances.   WARNING: GRAPHIC NEWS EVENTS DEPICTED BELOW Susan Sontag said: . . . photography is the only major art in which professional training and years of experience do not confer insuperable advantage over the untrained and inexperienced –for many reasons, among them the large role that chance (or luck) plays…

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Award-Winning Photojournalist Accused of Faking Photos of Assassins – Photography Article

An award-winning photojournalist stands accused of faking a series of images documenting hit men carrying out acts of violence in Honduras. It is alleged that Swiss/Italian photographer Michele Crameri staged several shots of men wielding guns and threatening to kill people, following revelations from the Honduran fixer who helped him gain access to local gang members. Between 2015 and 2018, Crameri made four trips to Honduras to document hit men working for gangs in the city of San Pedro Sula.…

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Photographer Captures Gunman Staring Right in to His Lens at Dallas Shooting – Photography Article

A near horrendous tragedy in Dallas saw photojournalist Tom Fox photograph the shooter from mere meters away, looking directly in to the lens. After watching documentaries on, and exhibitions of, Don McCullin, I have untold respect, admiration, and a dose of disbelief for the courage photographers in war situations have. One naturally wonders where we — if put in a similar situation — could photograph the scenes, or would focus on the preservation of our own lives. Well, photographer Tom Fox…

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Photojournalism Is an Afterthought in Journalism Education, and It Shouldn’t Be – Photography Article

It’s no secret that newspapers are letting go of photojournalists left and right. But you don’t see other newsroom jobs being lost at quite the same clip as photographers, and it’s a problem that starts at the earliest levels of journalism education. An article in the Gateway Journalism Review by Columbia College journalism professor Jackie Spinner makes the argument that newspapers are making boneheaded decisions by firing visual journalists and forcing writers to make do with cell phone cameras. This leads…

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Getty and APO, a Marriage Made in… – Photography Article

Getty Images and APO Group have announced a partnership to promote integrated media solutions to clients across Africa and the Middle East. According to the press release materials, Getty and APO,  . . . will provide integrated text video and photo solutions . . . to commercial clients across the continent . . .  Under the terms of the deal, Getty will provide a full suite of images to APO clients and APO will provide a range of media relation services and communications…

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