Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach, Volume 1

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Focal Press, 2004 - Photography - 416 pages
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Photojournalism, Fifth Edition includes new interviews with well known photojournalists such as, Anne Wells story of a Pulitzer Prize winning photo, John Gaps III, formerly of the Associated Press, David Hume Kennerly of Newsweek, Diana Walker and PF Bently of Time.
Individual case studies draw upon the experience of leading photojournalists to show readers how working professionals handle on-the-job challenges.
A blend of insightful interviews, practical experience, and high-impact photographs creates the definitive text on photojournalism.

* DVD of short video documentaries that show photojournalists at work
* Extensive material on how to turn Pro, from developing a portfolio and freelancing to findind a job
* Interviews with celebrated photojournalists are accompanied by hundreds of black and white, and color photographs

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A very basic book for beginning photojournalists. Not much substance. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Professor Ken Kobré directs the video and photojournalism program at San Francisco State University. His book Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach, published by Focal Press-Elsevier, has been the widest selling text on photojournalism in the world since 1980. It is now in its sixth edition.

Kobré is also co-author of the seventh and eighth editions of the classic basic textbook Photography, Prentice Hall, and author of How to Photograph Friends and Strangers, Curtin & London. His photographs of a young Russian immigrant have been published in a children's book, L'Chaim: The Story of a Russian Émigré Boy, Little Brown. He is also the inventor and patent holder of Professor Kobré's Lightscoop®, a device that bounces the light from the pop-up flash on SLR cameras ( Kobré is the publisher of KobreGuide to the web's best videojournalism (

Kobré has produced independent video documentaries including Deadline Every Second: On Assignment with 12 Associated Press Photographers, available on, Inside Sports Illustrated and Shooting Stars at the Cannes Film Festival.

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