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5 cool tips by Norng Bophanna

5 cool tips by Norng Bophanna

120822_12

Tips on being a good photographer or journalist.

The technique to get the light right when working in darkness
I find that the toughest part of taking a photo is getting the lighting right. The light is always changing, and the perfect conditions for a picture last only a second. The photographer needs to be very fast and creative. When taking a photo in a dark place, even using a professional camera, look around you and find somewhere that has light. Focus on that place and zoom it, pressing the ‘capture’ button softly.

How to take a good video
It’s not hard to take a video, but taking a good one is another matter. Which shot you choose is very important: long, medium, close up or extreme close up. The angle conveys feeling and sets the tone of the photo. Also, the camera has to be kept stable while the photo is taken – the professionals use tripods to keep it still.

How to cover a news story
Writing news is not as easy as ABC, but it is not impossible. The writer first of all needs to know who his target audience is, and then he must come up the specific angle. He gets his information for the article from his sources. Reporters keep in mind a basic five ‘ws’ and one ‘h’: what, where, when, why, who and how.

How to be comfortable when working in the field
You have to be flexible and smart to get a scoop. The best tip on how to be comfortable is to wear sport shoes, so that you can walk or run freely on the field.

The way to write a good profile
Writing and describing a person is not difficult, but how do you keep your audience reading through to the end? You must write from your heart. Writing profiles is all about touch, so you can’t come up with a good one using only your brain. You have to observe everything about your subject: his environment and appearance are the best things to start with. Then your audience will read until the end.

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