Documentary photography is a genre that can provide a solid foundation for photography skills. It’s important you at least master the basics before moving to other genres. Documentary photography can be a way for you to discover your own photography style. Learn to understand documentary photography and how you can use it to communicate.
The hospital is not the first place that comes to mind when you think of laughter. Hospital clowns are trained professionals that are trained to deal with the different reactions of patients and help them laugh and alleviate some of the stresses that come with being hospitalized, even if just for a short time. Documenting their work has been a heart-warming and positive experience for me as a photographer.
There are many of you out there who have thought about what it would be like to start making money with your photography. You’ve certainly considered whether it’s worth it, if you could even handle it, and how it would all work. There is no simple answer to these questions. But the short answer is: it’s a struggle. However, for some people, it is a struggle that is worth the uncertainty. In this article, we’re going to get into how to start making a living with your photography and what it’s like to become a freelance photographer. It may give some of you the confidence you need to finally take the plunge!
In reportage, it’s important to be in the right place at the right time, and also to press the trigger at the right moment. That’s definitely the foundation, but it’s just as important to know how to put together a gripping story from the photos you get. Like every other story, a reportage should pull the audience in, keep them in suspense, and bring them a certain denouement. Now let’s take a look at how to tell it through photos.
Naturally, classical reportage is mainly connected with the work of photojournalists. But reportage photography is currently also at the center of attention among wedding photographers, for example. It helps them tell a story and present the whole wedding-day atmosphere better. So let’s take a look at the challenges a reportage photographer has to know how to handle.
Like everything else, news photography has its specifics. There’s a fairly strict set of rules that a news photographer must follow in order to take a good photo with something to say. So let’s take at least a brief look at what these rules are.
Children can be bull-headed about doing only what they want to do... and posing for pictures usually isn’t what they want to do. So how can you ever get any worthwhile pictures of your kids?