As a multimedia journalist photo assignments often require making a series of pictures. A single picture might be used on a cover or in a breaking news report, while multiple pictures might be used for a more in-depth photo essay or online gallery. Pictures could be used within a video or multimedia report. To get a good selection of images for a photo assignment you need to take a lot of pictures. We’d recommend you watch this video and set yourself a small, similar assignment before moving onto the next section.
Watch this video for some tips on shooting practice, Sharron demonstrates a typical daily life photo assignment of locals playing chess in a Beijing park.
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