A Photojournalist's Field Guide: In the trenches with combat photographer Stacy Pearsall

A Photojournalist's Field Guide: In the trenches with combat photographer Stacy Pearsall

by Stacy Pearsall
     
 

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In this comprehensive, practical guide, award-winning photojournalist Stacy Pearsall offers the techniques, guidance, and inspiration needed to succeed in the dynamic and exciting field of photojournalism.

Starting with an overview of photojournalism and her experience as both a combat and domestic photographer, Stacy covers the basics of preparing for

Overview

In this comprehensive, practical guide, award-winning photojournalist Stacy Pearsall offers the techniques, guidance, and inspiration needed to succeed in the dynamic and exciting field of photojournalism.

Starting with an overview of photojournalism and her experience as both a combat and domestic photographer, Stacy covers the basics of preparing for assignments, discussing such key topics as selecting suitable attire for different environments, assembling essential camera gear, developing the right approach for a story, and honing your shooting technique. beyond the fundamentals, Stacy then dives into the nitty-gritty details of photojournalism work, providing insights into living and working in harsh conditions, maintaining physical and mental health, and managing relationships with subjects.

The book interweaves hundreds of Stacy’s amazing photographs with stories of her experiences in the field, providing context for advice on everything from navigating unfamiliar locations, to properly exposing your images, to building innovative multimedia projects. Follow her into "the trenches" for the fascinating stories behind the shots, which show by example how to get the best photographs you can, even under the most challenging circumstances.

  • Features stunning full-color images from some of the author’s most dramatic moments as a photojournalist
  • Offers insights on preparing for long-term assignments, working in austere environments, and reintegrating into society after a project
  • Interweaves photography techniques with advice on interacting with subjects and creating compelling stories

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
" . . . a pretty damn interesting book for anyone who does serious on-the-road photography, or would like to." --The Online Photographer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321896612
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
03/20/2013
Pages:
245
Sales rank:
1,107,168
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Stacy Pearsall is the most decorated female military photographer of our time. She has covered stories in 41 countries, including warzones where she earned a Bronze Star Medal, Air Force Commendation with Valor, and Air Medal for heroic actions under fire. Her photos have appeared in print and television media, including Time magazine, The New York Times, CNN, BBC, USA Today, and Harvard Business Review. She has shared her harrowing experiences with millions through her appearances on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," "PBS NewsHour," "NBC Nightly News," and CNN. Pearsall currently works as a freelance photographer and is the owner of the Charleston Center for Photography.

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