News or media photography is all about taking photos to complement
or tell a story. It can be a tough field.
Getting the right picture
of a breaking news event can be close to impossible, but when
a talented photojournalist manages to capture a great shot - it
can become the defining image of an event.
Photo journalism not only requires split-second timing, but
talent, skill and discipline.
These links and resources provide examples, info and tips for making your mark....
Society of Media Photographers - You might think this
site has it all...and you'd be pretty close. News and events,
grant announcements, code of ethics, digital pricing and other
issues, a long list of links to other resources...Bookmark it!
Digital Journalist - If you are looking for some examples
of the finest in digital photojournalism, this is the site you
want. Stop in at the camera corner for some hands on reviews of
Zero - Online magazine and forum for discussion of issues
concerning professional photojournalists. Editorials focus on
trends in the field. Hundreds of portfolios and other good things.
Press Images - Agency site celebrating 25 years in business
with several excellent collections online - 100 best, Vietnam
and the Beatles. Check their awards for links to organizations.
foto 8 -
Documentary photojournalism is the focus of this magazine's site.
Loaded with pictures, reviews and links to more resources. The forums
are a good place to find others to bounce ideas around with.
Editorial Photo.com - The concept at work is "photographers
mentoring photographers". A good site for the novice, but
plenty here for the seasoned pro as well. Some good info on stock
Niemeir's Photography list - Pages and pages of photographers,
associations and news archives. If you want to see some excellent
examples of this type of photography, browse through these sites.
Scene and Evidence Photography - How-to's are the rule
here, and not for the faint of heart or those put off by crime
scene photography. These articles offer tips for anyone interested
in documentary or editorial photography.