Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach
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  • ISBN-13: 9780750685931
  • ISBN: 075068593X
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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 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 challengesincluding how to capture sound and shoot video for todays 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 photojournalismincluding new award-winning international picture stories, some seen for the first timeto 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 Limage, the international photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France. 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 worlds greatest sports photos. * Professor Kobrés blog provides links to multimedia and video pieces featured in this edition, and beyond: http://kenkobre.blog.bom TOPICS INCLUDE * covering news, features, sports, politics & contemporary issues * narrative picture stories * finding features & catching candids * environmental & interpretive portraits * recording sound for multimedia and video * shooting video * creative use of the strobe * digital shooting & darkroom techniques * concept photography & illustrations * newsroom politics * picture editing * shooting within the bounds of the law * controversial pictures & ethical discussions * expanded history of photojournalism * internships and after * freelancing & business practices About the Author Professor Kenneth Kobré directs the photojournalism sequence at San Francisco State University. He is one of the authors of the seventh and eighth editions of the classic basic textbook, Photography, and author of How to Photograph Friends and Strangers. His photographs ofKenneth Kobre is the author of 'Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach', published 2008 under ISBN 9780750685931 and ISBN 075068593X.

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