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General Category => General Photography => Topic started by: ABERS on February 17, 2014, 08:42:47 AM

Title: News Photography Selection.
Post by: ABERS on February 17, 2014, 08:42:47 AM
A selection of news pictures from around the world worth a look.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-26193380

Any particularly take your eye? :-\
Title: Re: News Photography Selection.
Post by: DigiDiva on February 17, 2014, 09:15:16 AM
Lovely set of images there Abers. My favourite is the family lying in the shopping mall, hiding.
Title: Re: News Photography Selection.
Post by: Andrew on February 17, 2014, 01:33:49 PM
only 1 really stands out, and that is because it 'supports the story' - the rest really didn't do it for me, because I had to have the supporting text to explain the narrative.

My 1 acceptabke choice was the typhoon survivors - the devistation is clearly viewable in the picture.

Title: Re: News Photography Selection.
Post by: Sandy on February 17, 2014, 08:45:00 PM
Hi

The one that stands out for me is the African migrants holding up their phones
Title: Re: News Photography Selection.
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on February 18, 2014, 08:00:19 AM
I must admit I keep going back to blind Albino boys.
Powerful image yet a bit scary in a way I can not explain.
Perhaps scary is the wrong word ? Its just the expressions tell me we are not seeing the full story.
Title: Re: News Photography Selection.
Post by: ABERS on February 18, 2014, 08:43:19 AM
only 1 really stands out, and that is because it 'supports the story' - the rest really didn't do it for me, because I had to have the supporting text to explain the narrative.

My 1 acceptabke choice was the typhoon survivors - the devistation is clearly viewable in the picture.

Whilst they are all 'news photographs' I just looked at them all as photographs, it didn't bother me if they were of refugees, action or just situation shots.

The one that stands out for me is the carousing Burmese soldiers at the funeral The lighting is fantastic and as soon as I saw it Carravagio leapt to mind.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=caravaggio&newwindow=1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=UBsDU9a2A6mu0QXc74HwBQ&ved=0CLUBEIke&biw=1119&bih=625#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=sdTsrCGW5dqYNM%253A%3BlXo4F3BePcfh9M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252Fe%252Fe6%252FCaravaggio_-_Taking_of_Christ_-_Dublin.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.wikipedia.org%252Fwiki%252FCaravaggio%3B1300%3B1000

Title: Re: News Photography Selection.
Post by: Sandy on February 18, 2014, 10:56:35 AM
Hi

I see what you mean about the lighting

Sandy
Title: Re: News Photography Selection.
Post by: Oldboy on February 18, 2014, 07:43:26 PM
I think the picture from Syria is the best - Only one chance to get it right.  :tup:
Title: Re: News Photography Selection.
Post by: Andrew on February 19, 2014, 12:09:39 PM

Whilst they are all 'news photographs' I just looked at them all as photographs, it didn't bother me if they were of refugees, action or just situation shots.


And there you have one of those peersonal preferences that demonstrates the beauty of any art form.

For me, news/ journalistic photography is about demonstrating or support the story.
I suppose that is a sign of how I can/ do compartmentalise a subject by its purpose...