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By Stacy Pearsall

ISBN-10: 0321896610

ISBN-13: 9780321896612

In this finished, useful consultant, award-winning photojournalist Stacy Pearsall deals the strategies, tips, and suggestion had to achieve the dynamic and fascinating box of photojournalism.


Starting with an summary of photojournalism and her event as either a wrestle and family photographer, Stacy covers the fundamentals of getting ready for assignments, discussing such key issues as determining appropriate dresses for various environments, assembling crucial digicam apparatus, constructing the precise strategy for a narrative, and honing your taking pictures strategy. past the basics, Stacy then dives into the nitty-gritty information of photojournalism paintings, offering insights into residing and dealing in harsh stipulations, retaining actual and psychological future health, and coping with relationships with subjects.


The booklet interweaves countless numbers of Stacy’s outstanding pictures with tales of her studies within the box, delivering context for recommendation on every thing from navigating unusual destinations, to correctly exposing your photographs, to development leading edge multimedia initiatives. stick to her into "the trenches" for the interesting tales in the back of the pictures, which express by way of instance find out how to get the easiest photos you could, even lower than the main hard circumstances.


  • Features lovely full-color photographs from a few of the author’s such a lot dramatic moments as a photojournalist
  • Offers insights on getting ready for long term assignments, operating in austere environments, and reintegrating into society after a project
  • Interweaves images recommendations with recommendation on interacting with matters and developing compelling stories

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I still maintain that physical fitness regimen, but I’ve also built in new techniques to improve my photography. I’m not in my twenties anymore and I’m beat up from years of combat documentation. Countless injuries have wreaked havoc on my body. I have cervical spine impairment because of combat trauma. Multiple improvised explosive device encounters weakened the muscles and tendons in my neck and also caused traumatic brain injury (TBI). I also have to contend with right arm nerve damage that often impedes my ability to keep my camera elevated for prolonged periods of time.

Phone trees are pre-arranged pyramid-shaped networks of your set of contacts. You start by calling the first person on the list, and they call people below them, and so on. This disseminates information quickly without requiring you to make all of the calls. The absentee homeowner I live in the South where the humidity can mold drywall in just a few days, which is why I keep my air conditioner or heater going while I’m away, depending on the season. I keep it set low to save power but also maintain airflow in the house.

Through my efforts as a volunteer mentor for the National Press Photographers Association, the Eddie Adams Workshop, and my own education facility, the Charleston Center for Photography, and now this book, I’m sure to. Chapter Overview To give you a clear idea of what to expect as you read the book, I wanted to break down each chapter a bit and explain what you’ll be learning as you go. Think of the descriptive titles as image captions; they’re the bare bones of each chapter’s subject matter. There’s a lot of information on each topic, so be sure to crack open each one and read it for the details.

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