Link: Ami Vitale | Photography – Tools for the Freelancer
The changes in our business over the past few years are truly hard to comprehend. I am sympathetic to the difficulties for so many in our business as newspapers and magazines close, jobs are lost, and people struggle to see where the business of journalism is headed. While I read all the epithets, I still believe it is an incredibly exciting time to be a journalist. Never have we had so many tools and so much access to stories and people. Never have we all been so connected and yet, now more than ever, the future looks bleak to many professionals. How can this be and what do we do as professionals to find a new path?
Ami Vitale – Tools for the Freelancer
Photojournalist Ami Vitale on the Nikon D300s and top tips for learning video
Link: Photojournalist Ami Vitale on the Nikon D300s and top tips for learning video « DSLR News Shooter:
Using the D300s was one of the first experiences I had shooting video, but what struck me is how easy it was to learn. Within one day, I was able to pick up the basics of shooting. It was liberating and exciting to explore the possibilities of story telling with more than just still images and audio. Now I feel as if there is a whole world of opportunities to explore.
Consider The Source – Ami Vitale
Consider The Source – PDN:
Working on “Design For A Living World” providedVitale a number of opportunities. She was able to step outside her normal photojournalistic practice, travel to remote areas of the world that most people have never seen, and find a new outlet for her work. “It’s so interesting how it’s this domino effect, because once you start with one project that’s outside the lines of what your traditional role was, they sort of build on each other,” says Vitale.
Ami Vitale’s Beautiful Cultures and Powerful Documentary
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ami Vitale’s Beautiful Cultures and Powerful Documentary | the adventure life:
Of course photojournalism is important but it has always been a struggle to find support even since I began. Just because magazines and newspapers are going through a difficult period does not reduce the need for great storytelling and I believe now is a perfect time to find opportunity and recreate ourselves for other mediums. I feel it’s a glorious time for photojournalism and story telling. Our medium is changing and the new opportunities are out there but take a little more work to find. I don’t understand why everyone is afraid of change, the same thing happened to radio years ago. Everyone said it was dead. Photography is not dead and if we can harness all the creativity and tools available to us, we can make some amazing work and deliver it to audiences we never dreamt of reaching before. I see this as an empowering and exciting time.
Going Green with Ami Vitale – Design for a Living World
A Picture’s Worth says:
First of all, Ami Vitale might be the nicest person in the world. Secondly, she’s obviously one of the most talented photographers in the world (and the fact that she’s a PhotoShelter user makes it all the more sweet).