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refers to photography used to chronicle both significant and historical events and everyday life. It is typically covered in professional photojournalism, or real life reportage, but it may also be an amateur, artistic, or academic pursuit.professional photojournalismamateur The photographer attempts to produce truthful, objective, and usually candid photography of a particular subject, most often pictures of people.candid photography
Lee Friedlander and Gary Winogrand – “social” landscapes
Definition Journalism in which a story is presented through photographs.
What is photojournalism, anyway? It includes composing photographs to catch viewer’s attention and have meaning. Also includes writing captions.
Photojournalist An individual who uses the images taken with a camera to tell a story. A person who takes pictures is a photographer. There is a difference
Role of a Photojournalist Be a storyteller Take photos that reflect life not art or a product (v. art/commercial photographers) Work with editors, writers and designers to complete assignments
Pros of being a Photojournalist Travel Meeting interesting people Access to places most people don’t have Share work with large audience Fluid work schedule
Cons of being a Photojournalist Unusual hours (holidays, nights and weekends) Short notice for assignments Working under deadline pressure Physical danger (floods, fires, accidents) See tragedy regularly Lots of equipment Low pay to start
5. Gather Caption Info 5 W’s and H Carry notebook
Laying Out Pictures : Choose the best photos based on Technical – not blurred, not over or under-exposed, not backlighted, closed-up, good angle Editorial- has a story in itself; anchored on the theme or issue given Avoid tomb stoning Observe facing-in rule
Captions For group photos, identify only the important persons, pinpoint his/ her position. In identifying person in the picture, write his location in relation to the other persons inside a parenthesis. Match caption with the mood of pictures Caption should supplement the picture not repetition. Don’t begin with “Photo shows….”
Goal of Photojournalism Selecting story telling photographs that can convey the fullest, most accurate sense of the situation photographed
Goal of Photojournalism Engage the heart and mind of a viewer with a compelling version of truth that results from bearing witness or a situation or event.
Age of the Visual Journalist Visually intense society raised on millions of pictures. Average of 5000 images a day in a variety of forms. Role of the photographer and writer are changing.
Photojournalism Photojournalism is distinguished from other branches of photography by the qualities of: 1. Timeliness 2. Objectivity 3. Narrative