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Television and Field Reporting, 6th Edition by John DeTarsio, John Larson, Fred Shook

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Shooting Video in the Field

 

 

Photojournalists often discover that small changes in their work produce big improvements on the screen. As one element after another comes under control, an individual style begins to emerge. The process affirms that professional development never ends and that no detail is too unimportant to master.

COMPOSITION GUIDELINES

The rules of composition that have served artists over the centuries remain valid for the photojournalist. Balance, harmony, depth, scale, and perspective are virtues to be preserved in all photography, but video adds a few twists because of motion and video’s horizontal format. This section thus addresses approaches to composition that can enhance the photography in video reports ...

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