7 Photojournalism Tips

I have always been interested in photojournalism. Just being able to capture someone’s natural feelings and expressions without having them posed or on a set, seems the most raw and real to me. Nothing is better than that kind of authenticity.

These seven most important tips for photojournalism come from photographer Damir Sagolj of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

1. Anticipate; Shoot before the moment, so you’re ready when it comes.
2. Research; know about your subjects, places, etc.
3. Reach Out; help out and be a friend, you’ll never know when you may need them.
4. Prioritise; don’t try to do everything at once, have a focus point.
5. Practice; know what your camera is capable of and know how to use it.
6. Interact; utilize others eyes and ears.
7. Be Invisible; “don’t go into someone’s private space trying to capture reality, that’s not reality.”

This video shows how to shoot news photos that engage audiences and tell a great story.



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