A photojournalist lives life through their lens. It is a chance to witness life’s biggest occasions and shine a light on the extraordinary hidden among the ordinary. As a photojournalist, telling a story allows one to always see things differently. An open mind and great attitude that spurs one to learn are essential in becoming a great photojournalist. Before jumping into this exciting field, one must know a few things:
1.The job is always changing
If you are one who likes routine, this is not the job for you. As a photojournalist, life is always changing with different stories to cover. It is exciting and constantly changing, therefore an open mindset is necessary to get the job done.
2.An open mindset is a necessary
Traveling to various communities with different traditions as well as covering stories that highlight views that differ from yours is common as a photojournalist. It is imperative that as a journalist, one keeps their opinions personal and instead let the news remain unbias. It is vital that one adheres to journalistic principles and puts in their best effort on the job.
3. The job will give you many perks
Attending private high-profile functions and parties is common for a photojournalist. The perks afforded come with the responsibility to remain professional. Sometimes the assignment could be interesting like meeting the Arsenal team or it could be devastatingly sad like covering the effects of the drought on pastoralist communities. No matter, one’s personal sentiments it is always important to always get the job done.