Storytelling for Photojournalists: Reportage and Documentary Photography Techniques

Storytelling for Photojournalists: Reportage and Documentary Photography Techniques


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Learn what it takes to shoot reportage—photojournalistic images—from developing an idea, to making travel plans, to gathering the requisite information about the subject/scene and locale, to packing the appropriate gear and nailing the technical aspects of the shoot. Success in photojournalism is predicated on having a firm understanding of the business. Conceiving of a suitable reportage concept and getting a technically sound image may seem a simple task for photographers well-versed in photographing other subjects, but the truth is, photojournalism requires a special skill-set and understanding of what it is that such jobs entail. In this book, you’ll learn what to shoot, how to shoot it, how and where to socialize and determine cultural basics that may impact how and what you can photograph, how to get your images onto editors’ desks and in front of the eyes of the wider world audience, and how to make sales.

STORYTELLING PHOTOJOURNALISTS is designed to help professional photographers and inspire photography novices who want to learn how to get the most out of a shooting trip. 128 pages of shooting strategies made clear in behind-the-scenes episodes illustrated with pictures from the Enzo Dal Verme's archive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682030004
Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Enzo Dal Verme is an Italian photographer with over 15 years of experience in portraiture, fashion, and photojournalism.He has traveled the globe extensively in search of stimulating stories and interesting people to photograph and interview.?His work has been published in Vanity Fair, l'Uomo Vogue, The Times, Marie Claire, l'Espresso, Madame Figarò, Elle, Glamour, and many other magazines.?Enzo also teaches very intense, exiting, fun, and sometimes challenging experiential workshops designed to help participants enhance their ability to interact with their subjects and compose their images quickly and intuitively.?His pictures have been shown in major art galleries and festivals.?One more thing: he loves tofu!

Table of Contents

1 How to Shoot Reportage 5

2 How to Find Inspiration 9

3 Why Do You Want to Shoot Reportage? 11

4 What Kind of Reportage? 13

5 Uplifting Photojournalism 14

6 Be Ready to Be Flexible 19

7 Getting Ready 20

8 Online Networking and Surfing for Contacts 21

9 Your Luggage 23

10 Technical Stuff 26

11 Arriving 28

12 Practice Good Habits 30

13 Pointing the Lens 35

14 Misery Is Photogenic 44

15 A Few Tips for Your Clicks 46

16 Composition 57

17 What to Shoot 62

18 Out of Your Comfort Zone 64

19 Deep Throats 66

20 Shooting, Shooting, Shooting 70

21 Coincidences 72

22 The Model Release 83

23 Interviews 86

24 The Editing Process 88

25 Not Only Pictures 94

26 From the Idea to the Published Feature 96

27 Exposure Doesn't Pay Bills 104

28 The Future of Storytelling 106

29 The Delivery 110

30 Publishing on the Internet 111

31 Selling Your Pictures 112

32 Videos 118

33 Now It's Your Turn 124

Index 126

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