Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach / Edition 6

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The past few years have been a wild ride for photojournalists and Ken Kobre has been in the middle of it all. He has added everything from coverage of the Tsunami, how local papers are now handling war coverage, RAW formating and the latest technical trends, how SI magazine consistently gets the shots, to children in the Congo. Includes new interviews and case studies with industry greats as well as over 100 new and thought provoking images. This fasciniating bestseller just keeps getting better with each new edition. Kobre shows us how to capture the world once again.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The students really appreciate the excellent print quality, all the great pictures and their layout and how the pictures relate to the words. And last but not least, it's affordable. They can't believe they are getting such a well done book for a "fair" price. Compared to other authors who are charging an arm and a leg for less substantial works, you are a diamond in the ruff."

-Steve Sweitzer, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and past President of the National Press Photographers Association

"Kobré's text got me off the ground. No kidding. Since then, I have bought every edition and handed the last copy off to somebody who could really use it.”
-Jim MacMillan, Philadelphia Daily News, Associated Press 2005 Pulitzer Team

"Kobré has inspired young photojournalists for many years through his teaching and watershed textbook about photojournalism, Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach. His plain spoken, factual approach to the heart and soul of photojournalism has made every photojournalist's career better and undoubtedly launched more than a few.”
-David Leeson, Dallas Morning News
2004 Pulitzer Prize for news, 2006 Dallas Morning News Photo Staff Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News

"When the idea of being a photojournalist was a blissful daydream, I stumbled across Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach in a San Francisco library. It was everything I was looking for. It answered every question I had and was a clear decisive tool to help me get on my way.”
-Anne Wells, Los Angeles Times,
1997 Pulitzer Prize while at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat

"I still have my tattered copy from fifteen years ago.”
-Todd Heisler, New York Times, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for feature Photography while at the Rocky Mountain News

" I use this as the primary text for the basic photojournalism class. I also find us referring to it in the advanced classes, as well. Well organized, with good insight from people working in the field, and wonderful illustrations. One testimonial from my students—there are very few used copies of this book in our campus bookstore from year to year."
-Dave Burman, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa

"This is a comprehensive textbook brimming with excellent examples of photojournalism. This book is for any photojournalism student or working pro who wants insight inot how the best in the business go about turning out great photographs."
-Jim McNay, Books Institute of Photography

"...does an excellent job keeping up with the changing industry."
-Greg Patterson, Stephen F. Austin University

" staying on top of basic and new techniques, too."
-Ken Martin, Suffolk University (Massachusetts)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750685931
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/15/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 89,817
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Ken Kobré directs the photojournalism sequence at San Francisco State University, California. His photographs have appeared in Newsweek, Time, Business Week, San Francisco Examiner, and numerous other publications. Kobre also is the producer of the hour-long documentary "Deadline Every Second: On Assignment with 12 Associated Press Photojournalists.Please "friend" Ken on Facebook,, and then "like the page for "Deadline Every Second, where you can view the trailer.

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Table of Contents

Assignment; Spot News; General News; Covering the Issues; Features; Portraits; Sports; The Photo Story; Photo Illustrations; Photo Editing; Cameras and Film; Digital Images; Strobe; The Law; Ethics; History; DVD included

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