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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: http://kenkobre.blog.bom
"The students really appreciate the excellent print quality, all the great pictures and their layout and how the pictures relate to the words. And last but not least, it's affordable. They can't believe they are getting such a well done book for a "fair" price. Compared to other authors who are charging an arm and a leg for less substantial works, you are a diamond in the ruff."
-Steve Sweitzer, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and past President of the National Press Photographers Association
“Kobré's text got me off the ground. No kidding. Since then, I have bought every edition and handed the last copy off to somebody who could really use it.” -Jim MacMillan, Philadelphia Daily News, Associated Press 2005 Pulitzer Team “Kobré has inspired young photojournalists for many years through his teaching and watershed textbook about photojournalism, Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach. His plain spoken, factual approach to the heart and soul of photojournalism has made every photojournalist's career better and undoubtedly launched more than a few.” -David Leeson, Dallas Morning News 2004 Pulitzer Prize for news, 2006 Dallas Morning News Photo Staff Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News “When the idea of being a photojournalist was a blissful daydream, I stumbled across Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach in a San Francisco library. It was everything I was looking for. It answered every question I had and was a clear decisive tool to help me get on my way.” -Anne Wells, Los Angeles Times, 1997 Pulitzer Prize while at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat “I still have my tattered copy from fifteen years ago.” -Todd Heisler, New York Times, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for feature Photography while at the Rocky Mountain News
As has come to be expected of this venerable and well-established textbook, author Ken Kobre shares interviews with professionals from leading newspapers and magazines and features the very best in photojournalism, teaching and inspiring hopeful photojournalists. With this new edition, powerful events covered by photojournalists from over the past few years have been included by Kobre, who, too, has been in the middle of it all. Everything from coverage of the hurricane that hit New Orleans, how local papers are now handling the war in Iraq, to how Sports Illustrated magazine consistently get their shots, is included in this new edition. Information on RAW formatting and the latest technical trends are also included alongside new interviews and case studies with industry heavy-hitters, as well as over 100 new and thought-provoking images.
In this well-established textbook, Kobre shares interviews with professionals from leading newspapers and magazines. It features the very best in photojournalism, sure to teach and inspire hopeful photojournalists. Includes more than 100 new and thought-provoking images.
The sixth edition of Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach features penetrating interviews with leading professionals, hard-hitting photographs, and easy-to-understand technical illustrations.
From hard news, features, and sports to photo illustrations and the picture story,
in-depth case studies take readers along with working professionals as they meet on-the-job challenges—including how to capture sound and shoot video for today’s rapidly changing journalism industry.
Comprehensive law and ethics chapters provide solid insight into the challenges working pros face everyday.
And, of course, the sixth edition features the best in photojournalism—including new award-winning international picture stories, some seen for the first time—to teach and inspire those who would be photojournalists.
In addition to the new Sports Illustrated documentary, the DVD features two other short documentaries that accompany photojournalists on the job, and the final takes viewers to Visa pour L’image, the international photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France.
NEW TO THIS
A professional's guide to taking high impact photos - from equipment and set-up, through to composition and capture
About the Author
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.
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Table of Contents
Assignment; Spot News; General News; Covering the Issues; Features; Portraits; Sports; The Photo Story; Photo Illustrations; Photo Editing; Cameras and Film; Digital Images; Strobe; The Law; Ethics; History; DVD included