Photojournalistic

Would You Support a System of Symbols That Disclosed Image Edits? – Photography Article

As post-processing applications become more and more powerful, it is becoming increasingly difficult to trust an image as a relatively honest representation of a scene. Would a set of universal icons that indicated the sort of post-processing that had been done to an image be something you would support? This interesting video takes a look at that possibility.  Coming to you from Michael the Maven, this thought-provoking video tackles the question of how we might deal with the increasing difficulty…

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A Photographer’s Moral Dilemma: Getting in and out of the Field – Photography Article

Photographing a certain group of people or documenting lives and events can be really exciting. It can also be emotionally confusing, because we frequently have to enter a field and also leave it after a while. Relationships in Photography Generally in photography, we should aim at having a good idea about what we are doing. When we have people in front of our lens, it gets even more tricky. Suddenly, we don’t make an image on our own, where we…

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Street Photos Spark Project to Learn About Victims of September 11 Attacks – Photography Article

We say, “never forget” when we think of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. And while none of us will forget the event itself, it’s easy to lose sight of the individuals who lost their lives in the attacks.  While visiting the 9/11 Memorial in 2017, I captured these images of a white rose pegged into the name of Jonathan Lee Ielpi and of an elderly woman tenderly touching the flower.  The day I took these photos was a…

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Legendary Photographer, Robert Frank, Dies at 94 – Photography Article

When I discovered Robert Frank’s work it fundamentally altered my perception of what, and how much, photography could mean. Mr. Frank passed away Monday in Mabou, Nova Scotia at the age of 94. Though born in Zurich in the twenties, Frank immigrated to New York in 1947 where he worked as a photographer at Harper’s Bazaar. Early in his career he was rejected by Life magazine and passed over by Robert Capa at Magnum. Capa said his images were “too…

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Shoot as if Your Free Time Were a Documentary – Photography Article

During our free time, we often tend to hunt for the big shots and the most impressive images. To become better photographers, we also need to develop our view for the little stories on our path. The Big Shots and the Small Shots As photographers, we always tend to reach for the stars. Instagram and the global competition of photography have put us under the constant pressure of publishing new stunning images. We need an extraordinary composition under supernatural light. Make…

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Photojournalist Catches the Truth Behind Trump’s TelePrompter Flub – Photography Article

President Trump stepped up to the podium last Monday to read prepared remarks about the shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. Except that in the final blessings of the speech, he named Toledo instead of Dayton, a different city about 150 miles away. While many in the media were quick to blame a staffer or a teleprompter error, as is often the case, it took a photojournalist to provide a definite answer. Leah Millis, a photographer for Reuters, tweeted…

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How to Get Into London Fashion Week – Photography Article

If you have aspirations of being a fashion photographer, London Fashion Week is about as big as it can get. It’s one of the main fashion capitals of the world, and remains highly respected for both designers and the press. As a result, getting into fashion shows can seem daunting. There are hoops to jump through in the form of paperwork and applications, a Catch 22 that requires you to have experience before you get experience, and even fees to be…

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New Exhibition Shows How a Look at the Dark Side Can Show a Photographer the Light – Photography Article

An amazing new exhibition has just opened, depicting images once lost to history and giving us a behind the scenes glimpse at some of the greatest mysteries of our time. I love history. As the saying goes: the past may not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme. And there are few better ways to understand the current world we live in than to look into our past to recognize similar patterns to the waves we currently find ourselves riding. I am also a…

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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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