I've been shooting for well over 7 years and have been a Photojournalist for 2 years. I've gained my experience through practice, the internet and some inspiring creators I've ran into throughout the years. Below is a collection of my work, enjoy AND be sure to scroll down to see how it all comes together.
As an experienced photojournalist, when I work, there are a standard of rules I follow. I think in terms of wide/medium/tight, the 180° rule, balancing exposure/color of shots, sequencing with good nat pops and balanced composition. I understand, given the demands of such short turnarounds, rules have to be broken and a scene has to be instinctively followed. Part of that process, for me, is when on location I take a second to absorb what's going on. What exactly is happening, where is the action, who's all involved, what sounds are occurring, etc. Once I get a feel I act accordingly, making sure I get enough footage and remember key shots that occur along the way. Most importantly, I've found it's crucial to communicate with my reporter. As we're both trying to tell a story as accurately as possible, it only makes sense we discuss possible ideas, game plans and scenarios that could occur. Keeping tabs on our movements insures we get the best material out that we possibly can.
Though it's best to get it right in front of the camera, it's not always practical. There are various lighting conditions you run across in a short span of time, multiple points of light and different types of exposures you'll involuntarily capture. This is why I LOVE post, in a matter of seconds you can properly correct and balance shots! This is a trait I noticed that sometimes doesn't get enough recognition. It's easy to not notice a story that's properly color corrected but one that isn't can be very distracting. Advent the digital age, where the tools are provided if you so choose to use them!