Pursuing a career in photojournalism can be unrestricted in the terms of where you work and what area you work within. For this type of photography career, some qualities are consider to be a must:
- Being Persistent! Often like journalists you will be told NO and basically you have to have the drive ignore the answer and give it all your heart and not quit till you get what you want.
- Self Taught! These days people seem to buy camera equipment and experiement with taking shots. They learn the craft from seeing what others have done and try tested methods. You can find Photography for Dummies in any shop or library and teach yourself different aspects of photgraphy to learn the basic essentials to do photojournalism.
- Studying Photojournalism in college or university! Many offer courses in different types of fields of photography and generally studying photography in college can lead to majoring in a photojournalism at university; rather than just learning photography you can learn the journalistic part as well.
James Nachtwey is a working photojournalist and the pictures below are some of his work. He also quoted that:
"I have been a witness, and these pictures are
my testimony. The events I have recorded should
not be forgotten and must not be repeated"