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Old November 28th, 2005, 02:36 AM
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Children fleeing smoke

There was a big fire the other day here in Winnipeg, so I grabbed my camera and took some shots. I've never done any photojournalism type work before, but one of the papers purchesed some of the photos, so I thought I'd post one on here for your critiques. Any thoughts on this shot?
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Old November 28th, 2005, 04:38 AM
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Nicely capture, what an opportunity. Congrats on your sale of pics!
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Old November 28th, 2005, 02:05 PM
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Congrats, that is awsome!! its a good photo too, captures the kids evacuating and parent or teacher helping!
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Old November 28th, 2005, 06:00 PM
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This is a great capture. Too bad you couldn't get a little bit more of the fireman in the background, but this is a great story-telling picture. There have been a couple of opportunities I have had to take photojournalistic pictures, but I always feel so awkward. Nice job and congrats on selling some!
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Old November 28th, 2005, 07:01 PM
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If you don;t mind me askin, how did u get the newspaper to buy some of your photos, did u just call up an editor and told him you had some pics, because i am interested in doing a few little jobs like this!
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Old November 28th, 2005, 10:43 PM
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Convenient time eh...or did you light it on fire just for this picture?!?!?!?!?!?...anyway interesting, and I hope everyone got out fine.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:43 AM
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If you don;t mind me askin, how did u get the newspaper to buy some of your photos, did u just call up an editor and told him you had some pics
Basically yes. I called the editors desk and informed him I had some pictures of the fire he might be interested in. He informed me that they had their staff photographers on the scene, but to email him some proofs. I sent in my best 5, and I was lucky enough to have some published.

A couple things to keep in mind.

1) Only send in your absolute best shots. I took about 200 photos, but only submitted 5. If I had sent 40 photos he would have just deleted the email. They don't have time to look through every picture you take.

2) Send in pictures you think they can use. If you can't imagine a tagline with the photo, it probably wouldn't be good for the newspaper. They must be able to tell a story with your photo or it is no good to them. Also look at examples of what you are shooting. Photojournalist type photos are usually wide angle shots with people in the frame. A close-up of the icicles on the outside of the building contrasting with the fire inside might be great artistically, but it is useless to the newspaper.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 12:04 PM
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I think this is a great shot! The little one in the front leading the pack with her mit over her hand tells the story IMO. Nice job and congrats on your first published photo. Well done.

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