Jon Barandica Fotoperiodismo 3.0 baja

1. The emergence of digital photographic equipment changed the way I work dramatically. In my case, I traveled extensively doing sport photography and not being tied to developing the negatives and sent later by telephone, by very unstable lines, meant a faster arrival of the images to the writing, significant weight loss at all what we should bring reporters then.


2. If today I would have to work on the ground telling a story in pictures, I would no doubt employing mobile as a complementary tool.


3. Social networks compete directly with the media and agencies, creating what is commonly known as “crowdsourced content”, ie shared or complementary content, which has been criticized by industry professionals and content generators, giving the paradox that the latter, without prior publication or veracity contrast, have published, assuming certain a given image which turned out to be false and was manipulated.


4. Social networking and viral lead the current term “citizen photojournalism”, ie the image that any individual registers and up to networks by creating an information source.


5. Moreover, social networks are generating “brand” for any professional image, which was very complicated phenomenon since before whom you generated “brand” was the medium for which you worked. These also allow professionals, and what are not, grouped around common visual interest and to carry out a project shared.


6. It is no longer necessary to belong to an agency to be a globally recognized professional prestige. Today you can get the tools that the world gives 2.0 and other professional manage and develop the know, you can to become a renowned photographer and with great impact on the social networks.


7. The practice of “right” and “save how” is one of the great evils of the Internet world especially in this country. Here we follow that everything in the network is “total free”.


8. During the disaster of Hurricane Sandy in the state of New Jersey in 2012, Graph Editor of TIME magazine, Kira Pollack, said five of his professional photographers who leave their cameras in writing and provided them with five IPhones they had to cover disasters of the terrible storm. I guess some of them, even if it softly protest or thought I was crazy. For the cover of this news was a picture made with mobile Benjamin Lowy. All galleries that released these days of their career were made with the iPhone and it got 12,000 new supporters for the magazine in 48 hours.

Does the mobile photography was a threat to TIME?


9. In the coming years, the photojournalist who succeed will be who can count and develop a story and it is “brand”. A photojournalist will become a compendium of screenwriter, film director, cinematographer, editor and journalist.


10. Probably the camera, as we know it will evolve into the video. 4K and 5K are the acronyms of the future in photojournalism. A sequence of moving images may take a set of sufficient quality for a cover image on paper.


Jon Barandica


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