Here’s a phone, go be a reporter

Originally posted on #iphonereporting:
It sounds ridiculous, and it is. Far too many news organizations — most notably newspapers — have tossed smartphones to trained journalists, and expected them to assume new responsibilities, and immediately deliver the same quality content they did on traditional gear. I consider that journalistic malpractice. While news managers have noticed…

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Confronting an Ethical Dilemma as a Photographer

Ever been caught in the dilemma of “do-I-take-the-image-now?” Lots of photojournalists have.  Here’s one way to approach the ethical dilemma of shoot, or don’t shoot.   When to take a photograph? The ethics and privacy of photographing a person in grief or tragedy — and when to step in to help or to comfort a…

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Photographer John LeBaron’s Memorial Coming up

Starting Typing your opinion here   A memorial celebration for respected Sonoma County photographer and teacher John LeBaron will be held Sunday, April 6 at Santa Rosa Junior College. LeBaron, a retired Press Democrat chief photographer and a longtime SRJC photography instructor, died Feb. 19 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke. LeBaron…