A photo journalist or a news photographer is a type of journalist that chronicles news through the use of images. As a visual storyteller their job is to photograph, edit and present images that depict a story in an accurate and unbiased tone. Off-beat photographs can be both news related or just a good photograph of an interesting scene from around the city.
What do they do?
Capturing photos of an incident, event, news or story in a clear and visually appealing fashion.
Highlighting most attractive or news worthy feature at an event.
Editing photos and captioning them with details of people, places and events.
Strong visual sensory abilities
Interest in art and travel to record events, news etc.
Quick reflexes to respond to situations in real time
Confidence in one’s ability and artistic expression
Tactfulness in handling sensitive issues.
Entrance Exams / B.A/ BFA (Journalism)/Photography
Level 1: Staff Photographer
Level 2: Senior Photographer
Level 3: Photo Editor/ Chief Photographer
Companies that currently recruit
The Indian Express