the gap between you and the event and obtain facial
expressions and body gestures, then by all means use
it. Just remember, those ideas must add to and be a
faithful part of the event you covered.
captions as rapidly as possible. This helps to ensure
that a release is made while the event is still news.
Plan ahead. Keep your deadline in mind. Work
rapidly but accurately. Your enemy is time. Arrange
your time so you do not overshoot the deadline. The
boss, editor, or public affairs officer (PAO) expects to
use that photo and caption the minute it is dried.
HUMAN INTEREST VALUE
published is slim. Human interest value is almost
impossible to measure. The best indicator to
determine whether a photograph has human interest is
your own emotions. When the photograph affects
your emotions or arouses your curiosity, it most
probably will do the same for other people.
some kind of emotional shock to the viewer. There
are no rules for consistently producing photographs
should be sensitive toward the subject matter and be
a viewer. The difference between photographs with
the photographer reacted emotionally to the subject
matter or was indifferent and took the picture as just
another assignment. Most subject matter does not
photojournalist, must often create it. Impact can be
created through cropping, recording peak action,
composition, contrasting subject matter, and other
say that the image must always be sharp and without
grain. (This does not mean you can be careless in
your work.) These "imperfections" sometimes
enhance a photograph and, depending on the subject
matter, can provide impact. In news photography, you
may not have control over the position of the subject
matter, lighting, or even your own position. It is
possible that the action of an event may unfold so
camera and shoot. Thus the only control you may
have is the instant that you take the exposure.
Although the ideal scene conditions may not exist,
your film may be the only record of an event. To
return from a news assignment without recording the
event because of undesirable scene conditions is gross
neglect of duty.
farther from or closer to the scene or by using lenses
with different focal lengths. Vary the camera angles
and do not stand in one position using the same
focal-length lens to shoot an entire assignment.
contain a good range of intermediate tones, and be
printed on a glossy-surface paper. When a photograph
be lost in these areas when the photograph is repro-
newspaper is about 2 inches; therefore, when you
compose news photographs for publication, keep this
dimension in mind. A photograph should be
croppable so it fits into one or more full columns.
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