Talking to a News Photographer
It would be impossible to create television news without the expert eye of the photojournalists who often capture timeless moments through the lens of their cameras. Sometimes called "shooters," a news cameraman/woman is the backbone of any news operation. They sometimes work as reporters asking questions, they often edit their video as well, and for any reporter, your photographer should be your best friend while out in the field.
I've met and worked with some of the best in the business, both young and veteran. What many share, is a passion for both journalism, and photography. I recently interviewed one of my former co-workers, Becky Kagan who works at WTVT-TV. She's much more than a news shooter.
Anyone who's interested in taking nice pictures, should heed her sound advice.
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