Paperback with flaps
Written by an expert in the field, Practical Photojournalism covers the basics of photography from an understanding of the effects of light, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and focusing, to an appreciation of composition, perspective and dynamic range. There’s in depth advice on choosing and using cameras, lenses, flashguns, tripods, filters and other equipment, including the role of modern smartphones in today’s ‘citizen journalism’. The core skills of the working photographer are detailed, with reference to areas of speciality in news, fashion, royalty, advertising, sport and war photography, and social history issues. Allied essential skills such as caption-writing, keywording and archiving images are also covered. Finally, a guide to established career paths into photojournalism offers useful sources for further investigation.
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