The traditional approach to studying American photojournalism explains the what and who of photojournalism -- what events and developments occurred, what notable images were taken, and who took them. Without neglecting those concerns, American Photojournalism emphasizes the why.
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- Author : Rosamund Kidman Cox
- Publisher : Natural History Museum
- Release Date : 2020-04-09
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 128
- ISBN : 0565095064
This is a collection of powerful images from past years of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition--the most famous and prestigious event of its kind in the world. Taken by photographers who are skilled in storytelling and reportage, each image carries with it an unforgettable story, often a message about the current state of the natural world. Sometimes these involve individual characters, but always there is a bigger story behind the immediate one. Such images require not only photographic skill but also an intimacy with the subject and considerable research and dedication. They have been taken by more than 50 award-winning photographers representing nearly 20 countries.
Originally published in 1991. "A photojournalist is a mixture of a cool, detached professional and a sensitive, involved citizen. The taking of pictures is much more than F-stops and shutter speeds. The printing of pictures is much more than chemical temperatures and contrast grades. The publishing of pictures is much more than cropping and size decisions. A photojournalist must always be aware that the technical aspects of the photographic process are not the primary concerns." This book addresses ethics in photojournalism in depth, with sections on the philosophy in the discipline, on pictures of victims or disaster scenes, on privacy rights and on altering images. As important and interesting today as when it was first in print.
Blends interviews with professionals, sharp practical experience, and high-impact photographs
If everyone with a smartphone can be a citizen photojournalist, who needs professional photojournalism? This rather flippant question cuts to the heart of a set of pressing issues, where an array of impassioned voices may be heard in vigorous debate. While some of these voices are confidently predicting photojournalism's impending demise as the latest casualty of internet-driven convergence, others are heralding its dramatic rebirth, pointing to the democratisation of what was once the exclusive domain of the professional. Regardless of where one is situated in relation to these stark polarities, however, it is readily apparent that photojournalism is being decisively transformed across shifting, uneven conditions for civic participation in ways that raise important questions for journalism’s forms and practices in a digital era. This book's contributors identify and critique a range of factors currently recasting photojournalism's professional ethos, devoting particular attention to the challenges posed by the rise of citizen journalism. This book was originally published as two special issues, in Digital Journalism and Journalism Practice.
Understanding Photojournalism explores the interface between theory and practice at the heart of photojournalism, mapping out the critical questions that photojournalists and picture editors consider in their daily practice and placing these in context. Outlining the history and theory of photojournalism, this textbook explains its historical and contemporary development; who creates, selects and circulates images; and the ethics, aesthetics and politics of the practice. Carefully chosen, international case studies represent a cross section of key photographers, practices and periods within photojournalism, enabling students to understand the central questions and critical concepts. Illustrated with a range of photographs and case material, including interviews with contemporary photojournalists, this book is essential reading for students taking university and college courses on photography within a wide range of disciplines and includes an annotated guide to further reading and a glossary of terms to further expand your studies.
Photojournalism Disrupted addresses the unprecedented disruptions in photojournalism over the last decade, with a particular focus on the Australian news media context. Using a mixed methods approach, the book assesses the situation facing press photographers and their employers in the supply of professional imagery for news storytelling. Detailed qualitative case studies looking at special events and crisis reporting complement a longitudinal study of sourcing practices around everyday events. Additionally, interviews with industry professionals offer insights into how news organizations are managing significant structural change. Ultimately, the book argues that photojournalism is being reshaped in line with wider industrial disruptions that have led to the emergence of a highly casualized workforce. As a comprehensive study of contemporary photojournalism practices, Photojournalism Disrupted is ideal for scholars and students internationally, as well as (photo)journalists and media professionals.
- Author : Paul D Van Hoy
- Publisher : Amherst Media
- Release Date : 2011-02-15
- Genre : Photography
- Pages : 126
- ISBN : 9781608952946
This valuable resource focuses on what professional wedding photographers need to do to stay competitive and continue winning new assignments, despite an array of challenges. Though wedding budgets are often subject to cuts, photographers will learn how to finesse their operations, improve their marketing, and convert client contacts into reliable job streams. By running a lean business with few excess costs, this step-by-step guide lays out how wedding photographers can draw attention to their studio, generate demand, and create a brand that complements and promotes their unique vision. Included areÊtips for improving search-engine optimization, marketing, pricing, packaging, and contracts toÊenable aspiring and experienced professionals alike to follow their passions to success.
Delving into the complexities of contemporary reportage, this book draws from moral philosophy and histories of photojournalism to understand the emergence of this distinct practice and discuss its evolution in a digital era. In arguing that the digitization of photography obliges us to radically challenge some of the traditional conceptions of press photography, this book addresses the historic opposition between artistic and journalistic photographs, showing and challenging how this has subtly inspired support for a forensic approach to photojournalism ethics. The book situates this debate within questions of relativism over what is ‘moral’, and normative debates over what is ‘journalistic’, alongside technical debates as to what is ‘possible’, to underpin a discussion of photojournalism as an ethical, moral, and societally important journalistic practice. Including detailed comparative analyses of codes of ethics, examination of controversial cases, and a study of photojournalism ethics as applied in different newsrooms, the book examines how ethical principles are applied by the global news media and explores the potential for constructive dialogue between different voices interested in pursuing the best version of photojournalism. A targeted, comprehensive and engaging book, this is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and students of photojournalism, as well as philosophy, communications and media studies more broadly.
This book explores the role of photographs in newspapers and online news, analyzing how meanings are made in images and exploring text-image relations, illustrated with authentic news stories from both print and online news outlets.
The Vietnam War gave rise to a brand new kind of journalism: photojournalism. Iconic photographs such as Napalm Girl not only changed journalism forever but also changed the minds of many Americans about their country's involvement in the war. This book contextualizes the war and demonstrates how modes of reporting can change the course of history.
Aiming to produce more vibrant, emotional, and compelling images, this guide instructs how to instinctively capture the most important moments at a wedding. By emphasizing a deeper understanding of the client and the importance of practicing technical skills, this in-depth reference explores the roles of preparation and patience in capturing memorable photographs. Since being in the right place at the right time is imperative, instruction is also provided on how to evaluate body language and subtle clues during the event. In addition, this manual, designed specifically for the professional wedding photographer, demonstrates how postproduction, album design, and photographer–client communication can maximize sales and customer satisfaction.
In contrast to a traditional wedding photographer, a wedding photojournalist works unobtrusively to capture the “real life” flavor of the special event as it unfolds, and this guidebook addresses the unique challenges and specific preparations required to excel in this field. Calling upon the best and brightest photojournalists to share their images and insights, this updated edition reveals the secrets for capturing all the breathtaking exchanges between the personalities, so that the photographs tell a story rich in detail. Many topics are also covered, such as how to meet and mingle with the main players at a wedding, what to expect in terms of a timeline, what shots cannot be missed, and how to minimize the distractions of flashes, bulky equipment, and verbal requests. Before, during, and after the ceremony—indoors and out—this volume is brimming with advice for every aspect of the shoot, including selecting equipment and lighting, working with an assistant, properly archiving digital files, and selecting a beautiful heirloom-quality album design.
How are events turned into news pictures that define them for the audience? How do events become commodified into pictures that both capture them and reiterate the values of the agencies that sell them? This book looks at every stage of the production of news photographs as they move to and from the ground and are sold around the world. Based on extensive fieldwork at a leading international news agency that includes participant observation with photographers in the field, at the agency’s local and global picture desks in Israel, Singapore, and the UK, in-depth interviews with pictures professionals, and observations and in-depth interviews at The Guardian’s picture desk in London, the findings in this book point to a wide cultural production infrastructure hidden from – and yet also nurtured and thus very much determined by – the consumer’s eye.
- Author : Jeffrey G. Delfin
- Publisher : Jeffrey G. Delfin
- Release Date : 2015-10-14
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 51
- ISBN : 9876543210XXX
This book was created to able to help campus photojournalist to hone their skills in photojournalism.
Volumes for 1977- include photographs selected from entries submitted to the 34th- annual Pictures of the Year Competition.
Examines the field of photojournalism, discussing the different types of photographs, cameras and equipment, digital images, and the law and ethics related to the profession.
Explores the relations between photo-journalism and history, investigating how photographs shape both, what we remember and how we remember. This book provides insight into how photographs, generate a sense of national community, and reinforce prevailing social, cultural, and political values.