Ok, no photo today...but I have found some special photo items I care to share with you. First, I have found Mark , a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News. Mark blogs about his job and honestly describes his philosophy of photojournalism and describes in detail how he shoots the shots that he likes. I enjoy and embrace his professionalism and crave to hear and learn more from him. I've never told you that I have had zero, zippo training as a photographer. Everything I know has been learned through books and the burning of tons of film. I bluffed my way through the two jobs that I scored as a photojournalist. I'm still not sure if this is a good or bad thing for the newspapers on which I have served. Although, I will brag and say that mt first year at the Watauga Democrat, I won 5 N.C. Press Association Awards. I didn't even enter--my editor threw together some clips.
I found Mark through the Cyberjournalist website. There is plenty of interesting fodder to sort through on this site.
Next, and most certainly not in second place is the extraordinary photographer Dean M. Beattie . Dean has recently been promoted to the head of digital imaging at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. He specializes and masters in Black and White photography , ya know, like in the "film" variety. He is quite good and usually offers hints, tips, anecdotes on his blog. He is younger than me...you can just feel this in the freshness of his views. I like him. Don't be put off by the name of his blog...Photosuperstar. It is not intended to be arrogant--he is just another professional passionately doing what he loves. ***A couple of links in Dean's site may be considered NSFW***Tread w/caution.
Both Dean and Mark offer some interesting side shoots to explore on their blogs if you enjoy photography and/or photojournalism.