Thursday, January 10, 2013

7 Photojournalism Tips by Reuters Photographer Damir Sagolj


  1. Really enjoyed this. Sometimes the most effective things are often the simplest things. Also sometimes the simplest things are the hardest things to do.

  2. Anticipate: This is a good one. I feel like we learned this from experience; always be rolling.

    Research: This is something I feel like I could do a little better but I also think it's a little different when your hitting the ground running and filming as soon as you get to your destination. Pre-work is always huge but I can't tell you how many time my preconceived notions just fly out the window when I get to where I'm going.

    Reach Out: Like research, I think it helps if you either already know somebody there or plan on spending an extended period of time there.

    Prioritize: This is always a good practice in my opinion.

    Practice: Again, I agree with this one. I think there's very little things as stressful as not knowing how to operate something whilst on set.

    Interact: I think we can all agree that down time is super important though we may end up just looping back to work whether it be a post card or otherwise.

    Be Invisible: I feel like this challenges the first tip, anticipate, a little bit. It's hard (but maybe not impossible) to be casual and to "always be on".