Is mobile photography really photojournalism? Yes. And here’s why.
Small screens have really impacted photojournalism and photographers need to adapt – measures such as composition become important ways to emphasise significant parts of the image.
This is especially important where it’s not possible to zoom into an image (e.g. on Instagram).
In 2016 we also also need to consider 3D photojournalism and the ways images will change when viewers can immerse themselves in a scene.
Some photojournalists suggest phones are less intimidating than DSLR cameras, and that subjects react differently when photographed with a phone.
All editing can be done on the device
Photos can be filed from the phone instantly (unlike on a DSLR, where images need to be downloaded before being edited and published)
Makes photography (and journalism) more accessible
Composing a photograph
The Rule of Thirds (less a rule than just a thing).
Portrait vs landscape – considering subject matter and newspaper and magazine layout
Seeing in a new way: altering your perspective and point of view
Effective use of colour
When to choose black and white
Go out and take five photographs composed according to the rule of thirds, which also present a new or unusual perspective, and employ effective use of colour or black and white. Post them on Instagram tagged #sydneyTAFEmopho