Photojournalism tips from a pro

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In “7 Photojournalism Tips” (above), you’ll see beautiful images made by Reuters photojournalist Damir Sagolj as he tells us, in a voiceover, his advice.

Some of this you’ve heard before, but it will be well worth your time to watch the video.

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Blog post 13: Photo stories

The National Press Photographers Association has a monthly contest for its members. Looking at the winners in the “Feature/Multiple Picture” category is a great way to learn more about telling a story visually.

This is one of those assignments where you will select one item and write about it. Please dig around and try to find a photo story that really appeals to YOU. I won’t ask you you to post your selected story in advance, but please make an effort to choose one that no one else has written about.

To view the winners and choose one story:

  1. First go to the 2013 winners page and select any link there (R1, R2, etc., stand for regions of North America).
  2. From the region page, select any month.
  3. On the month page, open the link for “Feature/Multiple Picture.” Only this category contains photo stories.
  4. Choose a photo story to write about.

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Photo 2: A simple photo story

UPDATE (Oct. 14): See added text under “Submitting the assignment,” below.

You have two weeks to complete this assignment. That means (in part) that my expectations are high, and grading will be strict and tough. (MuahaHA!) Seriously, you are expected to use the time given to come up with a good story, an interesting story — a truly visual story — and produce very good photos to tell it. Read more of this post