Excellent photographs with tremendous impact could
go unused if you do not provide adequate identifying
information. Take a notebook with you on each
people appear in the photograph. Do not hesitate to
positions of people should also be obtained.
photograph has adequate accompanying identifica-
of an event or story is possible. Ideally, before
starting a feature assignment, you should compile a
shooting script. A shooting script is a written guide
for planning the coverage of a story. The picture
not repress the photographer shooting photographs.
Seldom are the ideas in a script identical to the actual
photographs. A script allows you to previsualize an
entire feature story. Important aspects are emphasized
because you have already pinpointed the main features
script, you must research the subject matter
the subject matter that you plan to feature. This may
involve trips to the library, checking your own files,
interviewing people, and so on. It is difficult to create
a picture story that stirs emotions when you know
nothing about the subject. With research, you should
acquire an insight on the subject that helps you to
present an effective in-depth story.
assignment for which you were tasked, but write down
ideas or "leads" to new stories.
a transparency. It is quite possible that the end
product will be used in the print media, in the
electronic media, as an advertisement (recruiting, for
example), as a news feature, or for photographic
defined as any picture, other than instantaneous news,
that informs, entertains, or provokes a reaction or
the finest quality print and prolonged hours of work
are reduced to a mere sheet of photographic paper.
Whether it is your goal to become an artist, technical
photographer, or photojournalist, the finished product
helps transmit the message that you worked to
America receiving her crown, or the flooded
Mississippi River as it overflows its banks. These are
informative pictures that have lost some of the
hurry-up, rush-rush of a hard (straight) news photo.
require the full attention of the reader to get the
message; for example, children and animals in funny
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