is a remarkable profession.
on assignment or freelancing, you get to meet people from all
walks of life and see things that few other jobs give you the
opportunity to see.
You get to document real history in the making.
It's a unique job. And one well within your reach, if you just
pursue it the right way. As a professional.
Why I'm Wrote this Book
I get calls all the time from people who want to know how to get
started in this business.
Lots of other photographers tell these people that it's impossible--there's
little work for anyone but staffers and no one's going anywhere
soon, so forget about it.
That's simply not true. There are lots of people getting in the
door. Some do it repeatedly and end up picking up an occasional
assignment, and then, eventually, a few get taken on as staff
That's my experience. That's why I wrote this book--to tell you
the ins and outs and how you can succeed in this business doing
what these other photographers, who've I've watched succeed, do.
Follow my advice, be professional, and you'll succeed as well.
Spot News: Fires, Car Accidents, etc.
Getting Press Credentials
Dealing with Police/Fire
Approaching Photo Editors
At the Newspaper Office
Making a Portfolio
How to Shoot Sports
Getting Pro Sports Credentials
Adding Portraits to your Portfolio
Joining Photojournalist Organizations
Computers and Software