Buying a camera for the student journalist

In teaching multimedia classes in journalism and communications schools, one of the most frequently asked questions I get in every workshop or class I teach is “What camera should I buy?” If you’re a student new to the multimedia world, the range of options can be intimidating. Do I get a camcorder? Do I get … Continue reading “Buying a camera for the student journalist”

Guide: Basic photo composition tips

Table of contents: Rule of Thirds | Hotspots | Backlighting | Control your background | Variety | Framing/Unusual Perspectives | Layering | Focal Length | The Moment | A Final Word   This whole photography thing is scaring you, right? Well don’t worry – whether you are using a DSLR or a smartphone camera, the … Continue reading “Guide: Basic photo composition tips”