Photographers with little or no experience covering wildfires might not know what to have in a Fire Kit that's ready to go at a moment's notice. Pete Demetriou, a 26-year news veteran and wildfire reporter in Los Angeles, CA, offers his personally customized list of what to have packed for your photo team.
When photojournalists are faced with competing “goods” how do you make the decision which “good” is the more important one? Is it more important to run a manipulated photo or not run the photo at all? What is your value system?
This column ran in News Photographer Magazine in October 2007.
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.