This video is part of the iPad edition of Photojournalism: Telling Stories with Pictures and Words.
Even in the digital age with its pervasive video, the news photograph -- the single still image -- retains its power to embed itself in our heads.
Because of that, photojournalism and the photojournalist are important parts of the field of journalism. Training people to understand the power of the photograph and think like a photojournalist is vital to journalism education.
That's what this book does. Using a multimedia format, Photojournalism: Telling Stories with Pictures and Words is aimed at young people who want to use a camera to show the world to others.
This book introduces students to the basic principles of photojournalism and to concepts such as the rule-of-thirds, cropping and editing, the value of the close-up, and the talent of seeing what other people do not see.
Students using this book will get an idea not only about how to take good pictures but also about how to tell stories with those pictures.
This book is part of the Tennessee Journalism series.