Introducing the News Camera

The special demands news makes of camera crews working alongside television reporters include the ability to think and work quickly, physical stamina, an understanding of editorial values and a willingness to accept an uncomplicated–one would say–simplistic–approach to their art.

They should also be conscious of being in constant local, regional, network or international competition. Crews and reporters are judged each day by results, by the pictures–or the story behind the pictures–they did or did not get.

Staff versus freelance

The big international news services employ their own staff camera teams to cover the world. Those denied such luxury may have to share with other sections of their organisation, suffering ...

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