Seven Photojournalism Tips

A Reuters Photographer, Damir Sagolj, offers seven tips for photojournalism:

  • Anticipate
  • Research
  • Reach Out
  • Prioritise
  • Practice
  • Interact
  • Be Invisible

Here is a short four minute video – which is well worth watching – explaining each tip:

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A few holiday snaps

Linda and I have just returned from a few days in the Lake District, staying at our favourite B&B – Yewfield near Ambleside.  The scenery in the Lakes is simply breathtaking; the weather wasn’t exactly brilliant while we were there – rain is a feature of Lake District life – so the opportunities for photography were limited, but here are a few snaps I took during a break in the weather.

 

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Sarah and David’s Wedding

A few of the photographs taken at Sarah and David’s wedding at Lympne Castle in Kent.

David and Sarah The English Channel provides a backdropThe Best Mand offers the rings"With this ring... "David and Sarah The GroomsmenThe Groomsmen and their socksThe GrromsmenClose familiesThe children 'getting ready'The final touchesThe Bride is readyThe brides father gives his daughter to be marriedSigning the registerThe Grooms' father says 'just' a few wordsClose family

 

These are low resolution, watermarked photos; all the photographs (in high resolution) can be seen on the Bride and Groom’s own password protected photo gallery.

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Tim & Claire’s Wedding

Tim and Claire’s wedding took place at Arundel Town Hall and afterwards at the Fitzleroi Barn near Fittleworth on a blazing hot late summer’s day.

Here are a few low resolution, watermarked photographs from their wonderful day.

 

The Bride, her Father and the BridesmaidsFather and Bride walking down the aisleThe CeremonyThe CeremonyOffering the ring"With this ring... "Panorama of the CeremonyThe PaparazziHusband and WifeGuests on a Summer DayThe Bride and her Father share a momentA Panorama of the GuestsThe Bride and GroomThe Bride and GroomThe CakeThe GroomsmenThe smiling Bride

Higher resolution non-watermarked photographs can be seen on the Bride and Groom’s own password protected page.

 

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Wedding Venue – Lympne Castle

Linda and I visited Lympne Castle in Kent to reconnoitre photo locations for Sarah and David’s wedding in August. The Castle is in Kent, near Dungeness, and has a commanding view of the English Channel a couple of miles away.

From a photographer’s point of view, it is an excellent venue. There are a number of external locations which could be used for large group photos: stone courtyards, a lawn with the castle as a backdrop, and a terrace with a coastal backdrop, plus any number of intimate locations for the bride and groom’s photos. If it is bucketing down outside, internal locations for large group photos may be limited, but there are spaces which could be imaginatively used. The wood panelling may cause some snappers a few problems, but nothing that the seasoned campaigner will be troubled by.

The venue is nicely compact, so guests won’t wander off too far. The smaller wood-panelled West Wing ceremony room is close to the Great Hall, which is used for the wedding breakfast and the evening reception – and also as a ceremony room for a larger number of guests.

The staff were friendly and helpful, and are clearly proud of their venue. I’m looking forward to working there.

Here’s a few pictures…

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