Freelance Photography – The Tough Job of Photo-Journalism

Photojournalism is a broader term used for candid photography. It can be said that this is the trickiest type of photography. Catching candid art isn’t as easy as it may appear to start.

Photographers pursuing photo-journalism are expected to hold a great amount of expertise in dealing with the angles of portraiture. There is a vast choice of scenes that can be clicked to make the candid portrait pop with life! To make it simple, it can be said that the professional photo-journalists are a cut above the other category of photographers, as they know how to present a story in just a single click.

Defined, photo journalism is a single photo that tells an entire story.

The shots clicked by these photographers are the type to be seen in magazines and newspapers. This type of photo-journalism falls under all subjects of photography but the clicked image needs to be worthy to get published in newspapers with the respective story.

Modern day wedding photography often uses a photo journalistic-style of photography. Remember, a photo with a story?

These days there are many photographers being hired as freelancers to conduct this type of freelance photography.

This kind of photography is usually performed by the journalists who work closely with newspaper photographers and receive commission to produce images that get published with the articles. But freelancer’s are seen fulfilling this job more diligently and are primed for hire. If you’re wanting to be a photo-journalist then hats off to you. This is a well respected form of photography, and as mentioned previously, often one of the trickiest types of photography.

The second type of journalism photography is where an image is used to cover the story without taking the mention of words. Here, often a single image is used or sometimes one uses as many as ten images that get published in magazines or newspapers. The most impressive quality of a photo-journalist is that his ability to respond rapidly whenever there is scene concluded news worthy.

Some photo-journalists get enough shooting assignments from various newspapers or magazines as freelance photographers, others do not. It’s a hard field to enter, and not nearly as easy as the traditional family, child or wedding photography. Clearly, this is why many photographers use this method in all their portrait assignments.

Their job is extremely harsh and difficult as they are expected to take pictures both in extreme conditions as well as in challenging situations. Telling a story was never harder, but more rewarding.

There is a lot of information online regarding this type of photography. Chances are there is an online Photography Community that you can join that will teach you everything you want to know about how to tell a story with a single photo.

Kat Sias is the creator of a popular online Photography Community, New Bright Apples. New Bright Apples is growing beyond what was dreamed for this photography education site. Kat also owns and operates a successful St. Louis Marketing company.

Kathryn Sias works as co-owner of oAssist LLC and is from St. Louis, Missouri. She promotes her clients websites and does it beautifully.