Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach, Volume 1

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Focal Press, 2008 - Computers - 504 pages
Photojournalism: A Professionals' Approach, 6th edition blends insightful interviews with professionals, practical experience, current equipment and camera technology, and high-impact photographs to create the definitive book on photojournalism. The DVD features footage of working professionals handling on-the-job challenges.

This revised edition features information on new laws affecting photojournalists, new trends in multimedia to keep skills competitive, and as the world grows smaller, a look back at some international history in the photography world. Updates throughout the a imaging chapter, feature pictures, picture editing, ethics, law and wartime censorship keep this book the bible it is known to be. More interviews and case studies with industry greats result in a stunning and dramatic showcase of the best of photojournalism.

What's new to this edition:
* Chapter on Multimedia introduces still photojournalists to reporting and sound gathering for multimedia and video reports for the Internet and television.
* Chapter on Video examines tools and techniques for shooting and storytelling in video.
* DVD includes a new hour-long documentary that takes readers inside Sports Illustrated to see how editors at the weekly magazine edit the world's greatest sports photos.
* Professor Kobré's blog provides links to multimedia and video pieces featured in this edition, and beyond:

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A very basic book for beginning photojournalists. Not much substance. Read full review

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Professor Ken Kobré directs the photojournalism sequence at San Francisco State University, California. His photographs have appeared in Newsweek, Time, Business Week, San Francisco Examiner, and numerous other publications. Kobre also is the producer of the hour-long documentary "Deadline Every Second: On Assignment with 12 Associated Press Photojournalists.Please "friend" Ken on Facebook,, and then "like the page for "Deadline Every Second, where you can view the trailer.

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