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What Do I Do Now?

By Steve Raymer

It’s the age-old question many photojournalists have faced at one time or another: “What do I do now — keep shooting and document a piece of history, or maybe help save a life that’s hanging in the balance?”

This appeared in News Photographer Magazine in February 2008.

HDR Photography, Evolution, & Ethics

By John Long

High Dynamic Range photography is one of the new, controversial techniques available to photojournalists today. This column examines the evolution of thought on this process.

This appeared in News Photographer Magazine in April 2008.

Let's Play Phuzzle!

By John Long

Phuzzle is one of the many brain-teasers based on comparing photographs, one of which has been modified in five or ten ways. Is it appropriate to use documentary photos in these games?

This appeared in News Photographer Magazine in July 2008.

Know Thyself

By John Long

An examination of the word “truth” and how it means different things to different people. “Accuracy” is a better word to describe what photojournalists aspire to.

This appeared in News Photographer magazine in January 2009.

Ethics, Frames, Terrorism

By Steve Raymer

Photojournalism is more than striking images. True photojournalism demands understanding in depth the story we are telling and being as fair as we can as we tell the story.

This story appeared in News Photographer magazine in February 2009.

Danish Debate Leads to Disqualification

The use of HDR technology and other Photoshop techniques leads to disqualification in a Danish photojournalism contest. What are the limits to processing images? What is accurate and what is extreme?

Mentors, Now More Than Ever

All photographers need to learn from those who go before us how to live as decent human beings and have respect for those we photograph.

This appeared in News Photographer Magazine in June 2009

We learn from others how to do the right thing.

By Steve Raymer

Propaganda

A discussion of the differences between a point of view, advocacy journalism and propaganda. This appeared in News Photographer Magazine in July 2009.

An Ounce of Prevention

Editors need to be more vigilant in vetting photographs. The most useful tool in an editor’s bag is a healthy skepticism. They also need respect for the work that photographers produce.

This appeared in News Photographer magazine in August 2009.

By John Long

Multimedia Ethics

This article appeared in News Photographer magazine in September 2009. It is the definitive study of ethics in the emerging world of multimedia photojournalism.
 

By Donald R. Winslow

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