Shooting Video in the Field



Photojournalists often discover that small changes in their work produce big improvements on the screen. As one element after another comes under control, an individual style begins to emerge. The process affirms that professional development never ends and that no detail is too unimportant to master.


The rules of composition that have served artists over the centuries remain valid for the photojournalist. Balance, harmony, depth, scale, and perspective are virtues to be preserved in all photography, but video adds a few twists because of motion and video’s horizontal format. This section thus addresses approaches to composition that can enhance the photography in video reports ...

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