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?