Welcome to the November 2006 Issue of The Digital Journalist
Over a period of more than 30 years I covered presidential campaigns and the White House. Regardless of how well planned and well-intentioned the people who undertake to lead the nation are, their success or failure is often determined by photo ops.
While I certainly understand your argument that a reporter's privilege must be very narrowly applied or the justice system would collapse, I cannot help but feel the criterion you've proposed is inherently flawed.
Bad compression happens to good people
It's been nearly 10 years since I started to write about the Platypus. The idea was that eventually photojournalists would move to video to tell their stories.
Earlier this year, Canon introduced its first High Definition DV camcorder, the XL H1.
If you read this column regularly, you're used to seeing reports about contracting markets, falling rates, rights grabs, etc.
Shopping. It is the only weapon offered the American people to fight the War on Terror, now known as the Global Struggle Against Extremism.
OK, I admit it. I sleep with a 10-year-old boy every night.
The new book Picture This!: The Inside Story and Classic Photos of UPI Newspictures (Bulfinch Press, 2006), was organized and written by Gary Haynes, a former UPI photographer.
I wonder if you can comment on the technical and business feasibility of making a digital camera body that has, like the lens and memory, an interchangeable image sensor and image processor?
The other day I was on a bus in Manhattan going crosstown from 79th Street and Broadway to Park Avenue and 79th Street, a pleasant ride on a sunny day, mainly through Central Park.
Color slide film, the first color film used for photojournalism in the newsmagazines, was easy to edit but hard to expose correctly.
In last month's issue I was bemoaning the fact that modern-day video equipment seems to be right-eye-centric.
"There's been a coup! There are APCs rolling down Silom Road right now mate, get your kit!"
To get great access to the street I needed a person of substantial thug credibility.
Unsurprisingly, the Afrikania Mission jealously guards its shrines from journalists.
We all have different methods: mine revolves around natural curiosity.
Fugitives, the images provide their own answers to the "major riddle" of Asia â¦
India is like a jazz song, a meaningless chaos for the outsider, an enchanting world for the connoisseur.
Steve Simon, a Canadian photographer of great talent, now lives in New York and has produced several photo books of his documentary essays.
When the flamboyant American Basketball Association (ABA) merged with the National Basketball Association in 1976, the deal brought with it more than new teams in new cities.
Welcome to the October 2006 issue of The Digital Journalist, the online multimedia magazine for photojournalism.
In last month's edition of The Digital Journalist, editor and publisher Dirck Halstead noted that photojournalism professors at several major universities had made the online magazine required reading in their classes.
"Authorship, authorship, authorship" was the mantra set forth by David Alan Harvey on day one of what was about to be an incredible week of photography.
Rounding upwards has been around since people first started estimating.
A criticism of Canon digital SLRs for a long time, and in fact DSLRs from a number of manufacturers, is the lack of a permanent place on the top LCD, and more importantly in the viewfinder, to display the active ISO speed.
This column will ask which came first, the chicken or the egg.
I'm told that Paul Strand printed on platinum for as long as possible, holding out against silver and even having the folks who were producing his paper double-coat it so it was more platinum than most platinum.
I was directing four days of high-definition television broadcasts at the National Association of Broadcasters annual show in Las Vegas last spring when I suddenly encountered more Lebanese nationals than I had ever met before.
What if the day came when hometown papers and TV stations could no longer shoot professional sports in their own town?
At this writing, Josh Wolf is sitting in a federal prison in Dublin, California.
It would be a prize-winning achievement for an author to come up with a work of fiction that would even begin to touch the real-life drama we have been witnessing for the last 5 1/2 years.
Why is it that whenever you're looking for a Phillips-head screwdriver the only things that you can find in the kitchen drawer are flat-head screwdrivers?
The wedding had begun the morning before and showed no sign of slowing down....
In August 2005, I headed back to my home country after an eight-year absence to film a documentary on the Israeli evacuation of the Gaza Strip.
It was very difficult to find a tribe that a journalist, Marie, and I could follow to make the trip from Pakistan into Afghanistan.
My satellite phone rang...
It all started with a glass of champagne — sparkling white wine for those who will argue that champagne can only be produced in that region of France.
Jay Mather has had the kind of career that most young photojournalism students dream about.
One of the most important times in a photographer's career is the publication of a retrospective.
Welcome to the April 2006 issue of The Digital Journalist, the monthly online magazine for visual journalism.
The Olympics in Torino, a return to Chernobyl, an insider's view of the Boston Marathon and an Iranian look at the individualistic rituals observed during the Islamic ceremony of Ashura.
"The biggest myth about photojournalists is that we're all cowboys."
My two brothers and I grew up in a small, two-bedroom bungalow in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The movie Nazis are out there again. This must be the fourth or fifth time this year already.
Most dictionary definitions of the word "speculation" include references to gambling.
Are you a photographer? Do you have lots of bags lying around the house? Probably.
"If you think you are storing your digital records for posterity ... well, nobody is going to hang your hard drives on the wall. They want prints."
I'm a member of the Canon Professional Services (CPS) program in the U.S.A., but will be working in France for a month or so. What if I need service or a loaner in France?
According to Reporters Sans Frontieres -- Reporters Without Borders -- at least 83 journalists from those countries covering the war in Iraq have been killed there since its start in the spring of 2003.
Canon has always taken a "wait and see" attitude when it comes to introducing its new video products.
Now that small-camera high-definition video is a reality, there's an awful lot of confusion about the relative quality of the myriad of variations.
I was thinking about tangled webs and SNAFUs recently, and it occurred to me that things these days are not only rather snarled and tangled, but we are all just too wired, in every sense of the word.
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