A Photojournalist's Field Guide: In the trenches with combat by Stacy Pearsall

By Stacy Pearsall

In this accomplished, useful advisor, award-winning photojournalist Stacy Pearsall bargains the recommendations, tips, and notion had to achieve the dynamic and interesting box of photojournalism.


Starting with an summary of photojournalism and her event as either a strive against and household photographer, Stacy covers the fundamentals of getting ready for assignments, discussing such key themes as choosing compatible clothes for various environments, assembling crucial digital camera equipment, constructing the proper process 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, conserving actual and psychological healthiness, and dealing with relationships with subjects.


The publication interweaves thousands of Stacy’s extraordinary photos with tales of her studies within the box, delivering context for suggestion on every little thing from navigating surprising destinations, to correctly exposing your photographs, to construction cutting edge multimedia initiatives. stick with her into "the trenches" for the attention-grabbing tales in the back of the photographs, which express via instance tips on how to get the easiest images you could, even less than the main demanding circumstances.


  • Features lovely full-color photos from a number of the author’s so much 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 thoughts with recommendation on interacting with matters and growing compelling stories

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At the time, my body was not strong but my mind was. I knew that if I stayed strong and worked hard, I could still be a photojournalist. And I’m still here. If you don’t have an hour to dedicate to physical fitness, doing something is better than nothing at all. If you have 30 minutes, then you can at least add calisthenics to your daily routine, which will help strengthen your body and does not require a weight room or gymnasium. Here are six military-style calisthenics that I recommend for photographers on the go, demonstrated by photojournalist Alice Keeney-Wiggans.

There’s a lot of information on each topic, so be sure to crack open each one and read it for the details. 1. Understanding Your Role I’ve placed this up front, because it outlines photojournalists’ day-to-day responsibilities and discusses the challenges you might encounter while on assignment. I present occupational vulnerabilities such as the fine line between fostering professional relationships with story subjects and developing full-fledged friendships, discussing the pros and cons of both scenarios and their impact on the storyline and you as an individual.

I studied my options and even looked at several art schools before deciding on the military as my career, which came as no surprise to my family because the majority of them served in one branch of service or another. S. Air Force as a basic still photographer. I went to basic training, also known as boot camp, and then to the Defense Information School (DINFOS). The brief photography course taught me how to process film of all types, black and white, C-41 and E-6. I learned to read light using a handheld meter and make a manual exposure with my Nikon camera.

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