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TKclass: New photographers

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Presentation slides for Trends in Communication & Information Technology, JOUR 4871-003, fall 2012, CU-Boulder

Presentation slides for Trends in Communication & Information Technology, JOUR 4871-003, fall 2012, CU-Boulder

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  • 1. Photography trends in the digital ageTrends in Communication & Information Technology JOUR 4871-003
  • 2. The biggest change... Good old days: Dedicated photojournalists, videographers who teamed More reporters expected towith reporters, correspondents do their own photos, audio, video, etc.
  • 3. Tools for the do-it-all journalist
  • 4. More photographers in the news soupStaff photographers, videographersFreelancer photographers (especially to work with foreigncorrespondents)Wire-service staff photographers, freelancersPhoto agencies: Getty Images, Corbis, Magnum, Black Star, et alReporters, columnists, freelance writers doing their own photosEyewitness photographers: found via social-media posts (e.g., viaGeofeedia: Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, etc.)On-demand eyewitnesses (Rawporter)On-demand photographers (Demotix, GigWalk, Tackable, AmazonMechanical Turk, eLance, Guru.com, oDesk)Open-to-all stock photo servicesFlickr (e.g., GigaOm uses many Flickr photos: Creative CommonsLicense)
  • 5. Pixoto: A different kind of stock photo service
  • 6. Pixoto Image Duels: crowd-sourced photo ratings
  • 7. Next step: crowd-sourced stock photo service
  • 8. FOAP: crowd-sourced phone stock photos
  • 9. FOAP: crowd-sourced phone stock photos
  • 10. Today’s environment for photographyMore competition for professionalphotographers, photojournalistsConsumer cameras more sophisticatedEven phone cameras can take pretty good photosEyewitnesses with cameras are everywhere (prophotographers are not)Non-pro photo often “good enough” for newspurposes (e.g., reporter’s pics; eyewitness shots)High-end stock photo agencies threatened: Moreclients will choose “good enough” (e.g., fromPixoto, iStockPhoto, etc.)

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