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Journalism Workbook by F Hodgson, Brendan Hennessy

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Photojournalism

IT IS not possible to teach press photography exlusively in the classroom; there comes a time when the student photographer has to be allowed out into the real world and let loose on real people and on situations which, if simulated, should be as near to real news or features situations as possible.

How much can be achieved depends on the size of the class and on the relationship between course instructors and whatever facilities are available locally.

For example, the police would not be too pleased to find a dozen budding press photographers arriving at the scene of the first murder to occur in the area since the local course in press photography started. On the other hand the police district’s press officer would probably ...

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