I recently graduated with a degree in film from a Chicago school, but more and more I find myself only interested in documentaries, podcasts and articles. How can I break into journalism at a time when the future of journalism is so uncertain? [more inside]
It's looking like I'll be jobless this summer. Would it be possible to keep myself alive by taking photos of newsworthy events and selling them to news organizations? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of newspapers that use photographs particularly well -- for both quality storytelling images and strong design that showcases/utilizes news photographs well. [more inside]
What sort of cameras and gear do embedded journalists and war photographers use these days? Which cameras can handle the abuse required? How do they deal with problems like power, memory, and multiple lenses? Any information would be greatly appreciated; thanks, MeFi!
What does it mean when a newspaper photo caption says "pool photo?" This is a New York Times article with an example. Thank you!
I'm working on a news story for the local alt-weekly that involves a childcare center, and may be taking photos in the center. I've done child photography before, but it wasn't 'news' and we did model releases. I'm a bit nervous about parental concerns about privacy, and since I'm freelance I don't have a capital-N-news-organization to back me up, so I'm looking for advice. What's Standard Operating Practice for news photography of kids?
I'm preparing to send a portfolio of photographs to some magazines in hopes of getting some acknowledgment in photo journalism etc. Anyway, how can I prepare the portfolio or make it stronger? Any suggestions are appreciated.
I'm interested in hearing experiences from others that have worked with "Fixers" when setting up or actually out on a shoot. I'm usually a loner when taking pictures, but there are so many situations that having someone around that could help with literal and figurative interpretations and setting things up that I'm thinking I need the extra eyes and local knowledge. [more inside]
What are some good practices for taking photographs of people doing illegal things, for "documentary" sort of work? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of incidents where photographers/newspapers/photojournalists altered photos (e.g., the Reuters Smoke incident of '06). Help? [more inside]
Journalists of Metafilter – hit me with your tips for fast filing. My job (as a reporter at a daily newspaper) has gone really well and I just got a promotion!!!! Hurrah! But soon I'm going to have to do a lot more work in a lot less time. So I need to file my copy much, much faster. [more inside]
PhotoBlogFilter: Tips on starting a photo journal? Oh, snap! There's [more inside]
Does anyone have any info on Sheila (Turner) Seed? I need to clear the copyrights for some of her material for a work project, and am having the damndest luck tracking any info down... (more info on who she is and what I already know inside) [more inside]
I want to be a photo-journalist. Where should I travel to? [more inside]
Looking for a photograph of Nadia Anjuman, the Afghan Poet that was recently killed. [more inside]