A Photojournalist’s Field Guide: In the trenches with combat by Stacy Pearsall

By Stacy Pearsall

In this accomplished, sensible consultant, award-winning photojournalist Stacy Pearsall bargains the recommendations, counsel, and idea had to reach the dynamic and interesting box of photojournalism.


Starting with an outline of photojournalism and her adventure as either a strive against and household photographer, Stacy covers the fundamentals of getting ready for assignments, discussing such key issues as opting for appropriate dresses for various environments, assembling crucial digital camera equipment, constructing the precise procedure for a narrative, and honing your taking pictures procedure. past the basics, Stacy then dives into the nitty-gritty info of photojournalism paintings, offering insights into residing and dealing in harsh stipulations, conserving actual and psychological well-being, and coping with relationships with subjects.


The e-book interweaves hundreds and hundreds of Stacy’s remarkable images with tales of her studies within the box, supplying context for suggestion on every little thing from navigating unusual destinations, to correctly exposing your photographs, to construction cutting edge multimedia tasks. stick with her into "the trenches" for the attention-grabbing tales at the back of the photographs, which express through instance the way to get the simplest pictures you could, even lower than the main not easy circumstances.


  • Features attractive full-color photographs from many of the author’s so much dramatic moments as a photojournalist
  • Offers insights on getting ready for long term assignments, operating in austere environments, and reintegrating into society after a project
  • Interweaves images options with recommendation on interacting with matters and developing compelling stories

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Now let’s get to it. Chapter 1. 8, Shutter: 1/6000, Program: Aperture Priority An Iraqi woman weeps and covers herself in mud after members of the Iraqi Army take her husband for suspected involvement with launching mortars at American and Iraqi forces. The camera never lies, which is why the world relies on photojournalists to shoot compelling photographs of events they would not otherwise be exposed to—and to do so truthfully. After all, a camera feels no pain, has no prejudices, and holds no grudges; it simply records events.

No such use, or the use of any trade name, is intended to convey endorsement or other affiliation with this book. ” That guy, that man, and that gentleman is my husband, Andy Dunaway. Acknowledgments There’s a long and distinguished list of photographers—too many to mention here—who have facilitated my professional growth as a photojournalist. Those who have touched my life and career know who you are and should be aware that I greatly appreciate all you’ve taught me over the years. One photographer I would like to mention by name, who just so happens to be my husband, is Andy Dunaway.

I was giving the boys a run for their money. I was awarded one of the military’s highest honors, the Bronze Star, for saving the life of several soldiers during an enemy ambush in Iraq. A life-changing experience After being hit by two roadside bombs and further injuring my neck saving a severely wounded soldier during an ambush, my combat photography career came to an end. My life had changed in an instant. I spent about 18 months recovering from my wounds, during which time I could barely lift a camera, let alone take a picture.

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