Briggs was very informative as always, detailing the exact information needed to correctly use a camera and photoshop to take and edit photos for the best quality effect in journalism.

It is not about the best picture, or the most aesthetic (it does help, though); a perfect picture for news will tell the story behind the words laid out in front of the reader. Some say a picture equals a thousand words, and that very effect is what journalists seek to recreate when picking or taking shots for their story.

I will once again leave the step-by-step process to Briggs on how to maneuver these devices and programs since it is the overall use and message that journalists should remember here: a picture is a thousand words, and every feeling imaginable can be created via a well-placed or well-taken photo. The best photos are snapped when the photographer has the most time; a rushed picture is a picture that communicates fewer words and feelings than it should under normal circumstances. Pictures will support the story, and even tell one of their own if they are taken with time, and care, and with the utmost importance.


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