TKclass: New photographers

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TKclass: New photographers

  1. 1. Photography trends in the digital ageTrends in Communication & Information Technology JOUR 4871-003
  2. 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. 3. Tools for the do-it-all journalist
  4. 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. 5. Pixoto: A different kind of stock photo service
  6. 6. Pixoto Image Duels: crowd-sourced photo ratings
  7. 7. Next step: crowd-sourced stock photo service
  8. 8. FOAP: crowd-sourced phone stock photos
  9. 9. FOAP: crowd-sourced phone stock photos
  10. 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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