Thursday, December 21, 2006

All labels

This post is a master list of the lables on this blog. When one is selected, the last 20 posts (photos and/or text) tagged with each lable appear.

Alphabetical listing
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Best shots



Best shots Back to top
08
07
06
05

Monthly clip contest categories
spot news
general news
sports
feature
photo story/essay
illustration

A Back to top
access
agriculture
American Indian
animal
annual
art (Mark's art - photo mosaics)
Austin
auto
award winner (Mark's awards)

B Back to top
baseball
basics (PJ-related)
basketball
Beaumont
biography (PJ-related)
blog maintenance
boxing
business

C Back to top
celebrities
Central High School
Chambers County
Christmas
citizen journalism
college (for collegiate PJs)
Collin County
commercial
composition (PJ-related)
concert
contest (PJ-related)
copyright (PJ-related)
CPOY (PJ-related)
critique

D Back to top
Dallas
Dallas County
Denton County

E Back to top
editorial (opinion/editorial)
education
equipment (PJ-related)
ethics (PJ-related)
everything else (PJ-related)

F Back to top
faces of immigration (project)
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Fayrouz
feature
festival
finances (PJ-related)
fire
food
football
Ford Park
funeral

G Back to top
Galveston County
gator
general news
General PJ (PJ-related)
get a job (PJ-related)
golf
government
growth

H Back to top
Hardin County
health
high school (for high school PJs)
hockey
holiday
Houston
how-to (PJ-related)
Hurricane Katrina (project)
Hurricane Rita (project)

I Back to top
illustration
interview (PJ-related)

J Back to top
Jasper County
Jefferson County

K Back to top
Kountze

L Back to top
Lamar University
legal (PJ-related)
Liberty County
lighting
links
Liza
Louisiana
Lumberton

M Back to top
Mardi Gras (series)
Memorial High School (Port Arthur)
military
music

N Back to top
nature
Nederland
Newton County
news   Please see spot news or general news

O Back to top
Orange
Orange County
other places
Ozen High School

P Back to top
parade
patriot guard
performance
Photoshop
photo story/essay
photography (nouns)
pictorial
PJ post (PJ-related)
PJ sports (PJ-related)
police (and crime)
politics (and politicians)
Port Arthur
Port Neches
portrait
portraiture (PJ related)
pro (PJ and sports -related)
Pulitzer Prize

Q Back to top
quiz

R Back to top
religion
roadtrip

S Back to top
Sabine County
Sabine Pass
save money (PJ-related)
senior (senior citizens)
Silsbee
slideshow
soccer
softball
sports
spot news
stock
swimming

T Back to top
Tarrant County
Tennis
Texana
track
Tyler County
TV

U Back to top
V Back to top
VJ
Vidor
video
volleyball

W Back to top
water
weather
West Brook High School
West Orange-Stark High School
wildlife
work flow (PJ related)
wrestling
writing (PJ related)

X Back to top
Y Back to top
Z Back to top
 

2 comments:

Deb said...

I am lost in my attempts to get a job as a photojournalist. I have been trying for three years now. I have a BA in Photojournalism, an Associate in Photography. I went to Art Institute of Pittsburgh and then transferred to Point Park (Pittsburgh PA) for my BA and mainly focused on writing in my last years of school. I never got the updated versions of photoshop, and never learned how to make web sites. I need to learn multi-media. I feel like I should go to school all over again.

I have many writing skills and have gotten freelance work based on writing, but my photo skills have become a thing of the past. I only have images of events from articles for a portfolio. The paper has not called me in months, and I feel like just another waitress, another failed journalist who never made it. I need direction. I know I just need to start shooting again, for me, for my portfolio, but I have no idea where to start. I want to take great photos, but everytime I take a trip and just shoot, it seams like I can't do good enough for myself. Should I get a police/fire scanner? I don't know how else to get shots of hard news, I have many features, but nothing news related. Please help. Any advice would be great.
Deb

Mark M. Hancock said...

Hi Deb,
I understand your frustration. The last three years have been the hardest on the profession since it began.
I wish I could say things are about to change, but it appears there will be more pro job cuts in 2009.
First, you must be ready to conduct business. Here's a list of posts to get you started. You must be better than any currently working pro and have equipment to handle and transmit any assignment on short notice.
Primarily, you must have a Web site (or blog) with a portfolio. There isn't one linked to your ID, and you didn't leave a reference. Without an online portfolio, you're missing opportunities.
From your note, you may need some images for your portfolio. This means you'll need to work hard each day to make images.
Sports PJ is the fastest way to get portfolio pieces. There's action, emotion, color and people. It's spot news confined inside a bowl.
Next would be combing local publications for public events - particularly those other media wouldn't cover. You could easily shoot fundraisers for local charities. This could open the door for a better story about a charity's work (domestic abuse, poverty, immigration and green issues are all good).
You might also want to drop an e-mail to every local person you know. Tell them you're looking for photo story ideas. Tell them you want to touch the souls of your viewers by finding meaningful, emotional stories. Any stories of people facing or overcoming obstacles will do. See what you get. :-)
A good police scanner costs several hundred dollars. Additionally, chasing spot news for portfolio raises some serious ethical questions if you don't have an outlet for the public to see the images or purpose behind your work.
For your work to have purpose, you'll need information about stories, access to those stories, and an outlet for the completed stories. To make a living and continue working, you'll need income from the stories (either before or after they're shot). I'm working on a nonprofit org to create this structure, but it's still a few months from fruition.
This should get you started. I wish I had happier news, but it's a difficult time for the industry and the pro PJs on the street.