How to Take Good Pictures as a Photojournalist ?
Here, I’m going to explain to you better, what’s the base to have really good pictures in the world of the photojournalism:
- The first rule is to be in the place where the event is happening.
- The second one, before taking pictures, you MUST interact with the person or the people where you are.
- Try to have a good conversation first, make them feel confortable with you, THIS IS THE KEY.
- Always try to take different angles of everything in the event, such as; gests, actions, the place, symbolic stuffs, and whatever you find important to show what’s happening there.
- Color pictures are beautiful for parties, concerts, and the type of event where the people are cheerful, also this works to show the actuality.
- The photography in black and white transcend in time, this is perfect for sad/shocking events, also for important moments to last forever, such as; politics, wars and portraits. Using the B&W code you’ll have a huge impact.
- Never repeat a photo, this one thing is really important; do not take several pictures of the same action.
- Give your personal signature in each photo; something that identifies you as a photographer.
- Take a topic, always try to express yourself through the lens, never forget to be focus in want you want of it.
- Sometimes you can ask to the person/people to pose, this will depends of the type of event, but try to take the picture without posing; it’s harder but the result will be more real.
With this ten simple steps you can have a good portfolio as a photojournalist, everything is valid in creative jobs, with this type of photography always keep in mind “WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SHOW OF THE EVENT” this will be your starting question.
I want to finish with this reflection: In the every day we take lots of pictures with our smartphones; is anybody can be a journalist? Or, people get involved in this type of photography without even knowing what they’re doing?