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    Photojournalism

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    Washington Post: Journalists want to know: Can we use your disaster photo, please?
    A good look at ethics, copyright and ownership of online content in crowdsourced, user-generated disaster photos and other content.

    Fotor Background Remover
    An AI background remover can automatically remove image bg in smooth cut out way without any manual work. It helps edit pictures–journalists need photo editing tools.

    GIJN: New Technology and Online Resources to Conduct Investigations With Old Photos

    Newsgathering Tutorial from John Huerta
    Good for anyone shooting videography, too. Great examples of B-roll and how to think visually from KING-5 journalist. He has other tutorial on his channel as well.


    Dart Center: Working with Traumatic Imagery
    Dozens of best practices, resources and tips.

    MediaShift: Advice for Journalists Working with Traumatic Imagery

    Over-View
    A map that contains thousands of free, high-res satellite images of the Earth.

    Creative Commons rights-free image search
    Search more than 300 million images that you can use without risk of being sued.

    White House News Photographers Association

    RTDNA: Cameras in Courts – A State-by-State Guide

    RCFP – Access to Body-Worn Camera Policies (U.S.)

    The Right to Photograph In Public (U.S.)
    Public recording of police general orders and policies from departments around the USA, court decisions etc.

    Library of Congress: Newspaper Navigator: Photos
    Search 1.56 million historic newspaper photos using this free tool.

    iWatermark+ for Android
    Perfect for photojournalists who want to protect their photos. Add a watermark over your photos so people can’t steal them.

    American Society of Media Photographers

    Campus Guide to Copyright

    Google Images: Reverse Image Search
    Fact-check photos and see when they were first posted.

    Jimpl
    Free online EXIF viewer and remover. It’s useful to journalists for fact-checking, image location search, photojournalism. There are few other similar websites available, but some of them lack a secure HTTPS connection or the ability to remove EXIF data, not just view it.

    Air
    Great for organizing a photo workflow. Search, share, etc.

    Video: How to Use Google Reverse Image Search

    Reveal: Image Verification Assistant
    Upload images to verify them. Tool is built by a joint team of engineers and investigators from CERTH-ITI and Deutsche Welle, trying to build a comprehensive tool for media verification on the Web. The Media Verification Assistant features a multitude of image tampering detection algorithms plus metadata analysis, GPS Geolocation, EXIF Thumbnail extraction and integration with reverse image search via Google.

    ExifTool
    A platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a variety of files, including photos. It’s great for extracting information about a photo from its meta data and is useful for fact-checking.

    VerExif
    Pictures taken by digital cameras can contain a lot of information, like data, time and camera used. But last generation cameras and phones can add the GPS coordinates of the place where it was taken, making it a privacy hazard. You can be showing your home’s location to the world. Using this tool you can view and remove exif data online of your pictures without downloading any program.

    Jeffrey’s Exif Viewer
    Breaks down photos to show what photoshop work or alterations have been made. Also has a browser button to sort right off the page. Type in link or upload the photo from your desktop.

    Air.inc
    Great image storage resource.

    Eagle
    Organize your images online.

    FotoForensics
    Put in an image URL or drag a photo into this free tool to see how much editing has been done to it. Great for fact-checking fake photos.

    Tineye
    Similar to Google Image search. Fact-check photos.

    API: How to Tell If a Photo is Fake
    Great tips and video.

    A Guide to Photogrammertry Photography

    Photo Find app: Navigate to the exact place a photo was take

    First Draft News: Guides to Verify Photos and Videos

    The GIMP Tutorials
    A tutorial site that covers everything you might want to do in GIMP (an open source image editing program), from basic editing operations to advanced custom brush creation and RAW photo editing workflows.

    Washington Post: Journalists want to know: Can we use your disaster photo, please?
    A good look at ethics, copyright and ownership of online content in crowdsourced, user-generated disaster photos and other content.


    These videos were created by the SPJ Education Committee. Here’s a playlist of all of its training videos.


    The Slot: The Nine Commandments of Caption Writing

    NPR Training: Caption Guidelines

    Multimedia Toolkit AP Style Photo Captions

    International Journalists’ Network: Writing Photo Captions

    Poynter: Six Tips for Writing Photo Captions

    PhotoshopBuzz
    Blog about photography and photo editing tips from a team of professional graphic designers and photographers.

    Eagle.cool
    Save, search and organize your images all in one place.

    Remove.bg
    Remove an image background in this browser-based tool

    Unscreen
    Remove backgrounds from images.

    EXIF Tool
    Read, write and edit meta information in photos.

    SunCalc
    Lets users analyze the position of shadows and the sun at any given time and date, at any given location.

    GIJN: New Technology and Online Resources to Conduct Investigations With Old Photos

    GIJN: How to Use SunCalc to Geolocate Photos and Videos

    Google Earth Studio
    Record and export flyovers in this browser-based tool.

    Google Earth Pro
    Record and export flyovers, find historical satellite images and more in this free-to-download tool.

    ImageMagick
    ​​Create, edit, compose, or convert digital images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 200) including PNG, JPEG, GIF, WebP, HEIC, SVG, PDF, DPX, EXR and TIFF. ImageMagick can resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.

    Newsgathering Tutorial from John Huerta
    Good for anyone shooting videography, too. Great examples of B-roll and how to think visually from KING-5 journalist. He has other tutorial on his channel as well.

    Nieman Reports: Protest Photography Can Be a Powerful Tool For and Against Black Lives Matter

    PetaPixel
    All things photojournalism and mobile. Gear, tutorials, trends and more.

    TurboCollage
    Photo collage-maker app for your laptop.

    Medium: Dressed for Excess: Gear for Covering Riots, Protests, Etc.

    Guidelines to Help You with Copyright and Fair Use

    GIJN: How to Take Better Images on Your Smartphone

    Cambridge in Colour
    Photography and learning tools.

    Remove.bg
    Remove a background from a photo with this browser-based tool.

    IJNet: Basics of Smartphone Photography

    25 Longform Storytelling Platforms Every Photographer Should Know

    ONA Journalism 360: A Guide to Photogrammetry Photography

    ONA: Journalism 360
    Partnership with ONA, Google News Initiative and the Knight Foundation. It’s a global network of storytellers accelerating the understanding and production of immersive journalism. Their mission is to help news organizations, journalists, technologists, content creators and journalism educators experiment with all forms of immersive storytelling, including but not limited to 360 video, augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality.

    NPPA: Practical Advice About Covering High Profile News Stories
    Some great tips in this Mickey Osterreicher piece about covering protests and elections.

    Women Photograph
    A non-profit that launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of women* and nonbinary visual journalists. The private database includes more than 1,000 independent documentary photographers based in 100+ countries and is available privately to any commissioning editor or organization.

    Frontiers: Ethics Guidelines in Immersive Journalism

    University of Wisconsin Center for Journalism Ethics: Drone Journalism
    Download a full report on how newsrooms can build trust with audiences using drone journalism.

    AP: Guide for Journalists in a World of Immersive 3-D Content

    ONA Journalism 360: A Guide to AR and XR in Journalism

    Booz Allen Hamilton: Guide to Immersive Technology
    A beginner’s guide to AR. Approach is from a marketing perspective but has some helpful resources for journalists. Download the guide for free.

    IJNET: Seven Photo Editing Apps for Mobile Journalists

    Buzzfeed News: Why BLM Protests Asked Journalists Not to Show Their Faces in Photos, Video

    Forensically
    Similar to Foto Forensics, it breaks down meta-data and other parts of photos for fact-checking.

    Remove bg: Remove a Background from Images

    IPVM
    Image forensics tool. Use to fact-check images by confirming locations.

    Steganography Online
    Encode and decode hidden messages in photos (steganography).

    Geolocation Estimation
    Search geotagged images.

    NPPA: Resources for Covering Political Conventions

    You, the Citizen Photographer: Telling Visual Stories

    The Ultimate Student Guide to Images

    Photo Blog Stop
    Full of great resources and tips. Good tutorials on Photoshop and photography.

    Verified Pixel
    Tool used to verify authenticity of photos.

    iPhone Photography School
    A great blog about shooting better photos with the iPhone. Tips, examples, interviews with photogs.

    Journalism.co.uk: Photography Tips for Journalists

    Smithsonian Open Access
    Archive of thousands of historical, rights-free photos.

    The Ultimate Guide to Designing Epic Social Media Images
    Venngage page offers many great tips.

    Pexels
    Body diversity photo library.

    Fotor Background Remover
    An AI background remover can automatically remove image bg in smooth cut out way without any manual work. It helps edit pictures–journalists need photo editing tools.

    Openverse
    Over 600 million rights-free images.

    You the Citizen Photographer
    Page outlines a book by the same name. Has more than 100 visual examples.

    Black Illustrations
    A series of free digital designs of black people for your next online project. You can use these images in mobile apps, product launches, buyer personas, websites and more.

    Center for Aging Better Free Photo Archive
    Free images of people over 50.

    iPhoneography
    Great blog about shooting photos, video and audio using your iPhone.

    Mobile Tools for Photos

    FamousPhotographers.net
    Detailed biographies of 100s of famous photographers.

    zReportage
    Multimedia portal launched by Scott McKiernan that features a new in-depth socially concerned picture and text essay every Tuesday.

    iPhoneography
    Great blog about shooting photos, video and audio using your iPhone.

    Mobile Journalism Manual
    The guide for reporters and newsrooms.

    PicMonkey
    Photo editing tool that runs in your browser.

    Pablo: Engaging Social Images in 60 Seconds

    Timeline Slicer
    Build images for your Facebook timeline photo.

    Provisi
    Build photo collages in your browser!

    SPJ Training on Demand Video: Photography 101

    Journalism.co.uk: 25 Best Photo and Video Apps

    Getty Images Stock Photos Embed Tool
    Embed photos into your story or blog rights-free.

    Frank’s Photolist
    Close to 20,000 photojournalists listed here.

    Quick Instagram Search (QIS)
    This tool from ProPublica helps you search for Instagram photos.

    Storybyte
    App turns photos on your phone into cool story websites.

    Freelance Photographers: How to Make an Online Portfolio
    Some basic steps on how to set up a WordPress or Wix portfolio site.

    Google Moon
    Zoom in on areas of the moon. Works similar to Google Earth.

    Before andAfter Photo Slider JQuery Plug-in
    How to make the popular slider tool that works well for overhead shots from Google Earth (before/after a tornado).

    British Journal of Photography

    PetaPixel: 15 Free Organizational Tools for Photographers
    Good list of basic apps and tools from Ohio State’s Doug Haddix.

    The Ultimate iPhone Photography Guide

    Nine Black-and-White Photo Apps

    Three Free Visual Storytelling iOS Apps

    Fyuse
    Build cool spatial photos.

    EditorialPhoto.com

    Advertising Photographers of America National

    Error Level Analysis
    Enter the web address of an online photo and this free site analyzes how much Photoshop work has been done to the photo.

    ASMP: American Society of Media Photographers
    Search a database of photographers. Dozens of links to stories and events relating to press photographers.

    Muckrack: How to Take Better iPhone Photos

    How to Take a Good iPhone Photo in the Dark

    9 Apps for Adding Text to Your Photos

    Graphic and Links to Dozens of Cool Apps

    Top 10 Paid iPhone Apps for Photojournalists

    Media Storm
    Brian Storm’s multimedia and photojournalism site.

    Storehouse
    An iPhone mobile creation & storytelling tool for photographers.

    34 Video and Photo Apps

    The Photo Society
    Blog from a group of National Geographic contributing photographers.

    PetaPixel: 15 Free Organizational Tools for Photographers
    Good list of basic apps and tools from Ohio State’s Doug Haddix.

    Storybench: How to Pull Hashtagged Photos from Instagram to WordPress

    The Ultimate iPhone Photography Guide

    Nine Black-and-White Photo Apps

    Mark Hancock’s Photojournalism Blog

    Freelance Photographers: How to Make an Online Portfolio
    Some basic steps on how to set up a WordPress or Wix portfolio site.

    AlternativeTo
    Type in a name of a piece of paid software and the site will give you a free alternative. Example: Type in Photoshop and it will give you a list of free, browser-based photo editors such as Fotor.

    Fotor Background Remover
    An AI background remover can automatically remove image bg in smooth cut out way without any manual work. It helps edit pictures–journalists need photo editing tools.

    Remove BG
    Remove a background from an image quickly with this free browser-based tool.

    Kobre Guide
    Web’s best multimedia and video journalism.

    Blood and Honey
    Photojournalist Ron Haviv went to Yugoslavia in 1991, intrigued by the nascent independence movement in one of the last countries still intact after the Cold War.

    LIFE Magazine Covers and Photo Essays

    Life Magazine’s Photos of the Year

    Vincent Laforet Photography
    Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.

    Joel Sartore Photography
    From the National Geographic photographer.

    Gramfeed Instagram Search
    Great tool. You can search by people, hashtag, location, etc.

    10 New & Fresh iPhone Photography Apps

    Naptha: Capture and Copy Text from Images
    A great browser plug-in.

    Photojournalism e-book: Breaking into Photojournalism
    Kenneth Wajda, an author and an award-winning photojournalist, wrote an e-book for students and other photographers interested in how to break into the business of photojournalism. He covers how to find and shoot spot news, the importance of professional ethics and respect, how to build a sports and people portfolio on the side, and how to approach news and photo editors with your photographs. A must-read for aspiring photojournalists.

    Things Never to Say to or About a Photojournalist
    Funny column from www.ronreason.com.

    American Society of Media Photographers — Midwest Chapter

    Smithsonian Wild
    A photostream of animals and birds from around the world.

    NASA Images Library

    National Association of Photoshop Users

    NPR Picture Show
    Updated daily with photos from around the world.

    Apollo 11 Image Library

    Photographers Index Database
    Search a database of professional photographers. (Many are not photojournalists but commercial photographers.

    University of Missouri Workshop
    Workshops for documentary photography.

    Mountain Workshops
    Western Kentucky University workshops in documentary photography and picture editing.

    OReilly Digital Media
    A digital photography tips site that includes a weblog.

    New York Public Library Digital Gallery
    Hundreds of online photos/paintings, etc.

    Emphas.is
    Crowdsourced funding for photojournalism projects, similar to Spot.us.

    Reportage
    An online e-zine of photojournalism.

    Design Reviver: 35-Plus Photoshop Mistakes
    Some classic bad Photoshopped photos, many of which were published.

    PSDisasters
    More bad Photoshop.

    Foto8 Magazine: Photojournalism Today

    FotoSearch Stock Photography
    Allows users to search from over 90 stock photography companies. You can find royalty-free clipart pictures, illustrations, video clips, and vector maps.

    Photojournalism and Reportage
    A great listing of links from About.com.

    Pic Monkey
    Browser-based photo editing tool.

    ShareALot.com
    A free Internet photo-swapping service.

    VervePhoto Documentary Photojournalism Blog
    Tongue-in-cheek tips.

    Livebooks RESOLVE Photojournalism Site

    National Geographic: How to Take Pictures with a Camera Phone

    Digital Photography School
    Great tips and tricks.

    Digital Photography School: How Twitter Can Make You a Photojournalist

    Best iPhone Starter Apps

    The American Museum of Photography
    A great collection of themed, offbeat-topic photo slideshows, links and more.

    CanStockPhoto
    Hundreds of stock images.

    GoGraph
    Royalty free stock photography.

    Six Places to Find Free Online Images
    Professor Kenna Griffin gives a great list of resources.

    Photog’s Lounge

    About.com: Photography

    Sports Shooter

    VisualJournalism.com
    A great design site from a UK journalist.

    Non-Photography: No Rules Street Photography
    A gallery of some cool feature images that aren’t staged. You can pick up some great composition ideas from this site.

    Bob Gruen: Rock N’ Roll Photographer
    Portfolio of one of the best rock photographers around.

    PictureEditor.com
    Photojournalism-related site (my site) you might want to add, some galleries, forums, resources, a photography news blog, etc.

    PetaPixel: How the Internet Killed Photojournalism

    Digital Photography Review

    Imaging Resource

    Photo.net

    Vewd
    Photography portfolio site with great storytelling slideshows.

    PhotoBlogs.org
    Features pictorial diaries from professional and amateur photographers.

    BleakBeauty.com
    This site is devoted to documentary photography and photojournalism. A good teaching resource.

    MSNBC.com: The Week in Pictures

    MagnumPhotos.com Portfolios
    Some very cool portfolios from some great photographers.

    Indivisible: Stories of an American Community
    “An exploration of community life in America by some of this country’s most accomplished photographers, radio producers, and folklorists.”

    Masters of Photography

    Mastering Multimedia
    A blog about photojournalism and online journalism.

    KobreGuide.com
    Guide to the best in multimedia and video journalism.

    PhotoSource.com
    Stock photography meeting place. Search a database of hundreds of images.

    PPA.com: Professional Photographers of America’s Photo Central
    Some links and stories. Photo expos and convention schedules.

    Operation Photo Rescue
    A group of photographers who work to repair damaged photos after disasters (floods, etc.)

    American Society of Media Photographers’ Copyright Page

    SendSpace.com
    Free file sharing site allows you to move large photo and video files.

    Photographer’s Index
    Search a database of photographers and professional associations. Also has stock photos and lists copyright and image security information and a stock photo price calculator.

    Washington Post’s Camera Works Section
    The best in online photo slideshows.

    b-roll Online
    A great site for print and broadcast photojournalists.

    HistoricAerials
    Provides free online access to historic and current aerial photography.

    International Photo Journalism Festival

    Photo Central: Professional Photographers of America

    Proof Positive: Freelance Photographers and Writers

    American Society of Media Photographers
    Chicago chapter links off to many helpful sites.

    PicSearch
    Searches the web for photos.

    Kodak’s Web Site
    Site includes some copyright guidelines for media professionals.

    Earth Science Picture of the Day

    PBS: A Century of Photos
    A dynamite cinematography site.

    MediaStorm
    Sponsored by the Washington Post, this multimedia storytelling site is run by Brian Storm. It uses some great photography and simple, but effective, use of Flash. The site has a newsletter you can subscribe to.

    Google LIFE Photo Archive
    Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive.

    Public Domain Images

    Zoetrope: All-Story
    Take a cool digital tour of a variety of topics.

    PhotographyTips.com
    A site that covers the basics. Beginners only.

    SnapFish.com

    Digital Photo Review

    Steve’s Digicams

    Photo.net

    Shutterfly

    Photographer Sacha Biyan’s Site

    PictoryMag
    A cool online showcase for photography/slideshows.

    Stock Logos Download

    The Mario Classroom
    Design and typography blog from Mario Garcia.

    The Digital Journalist

    American Society of Media Photographers

    American Society of Picture Professionals

    Digital Vision Network

    PBS: American Photography — A Century of Images

    B-Roll.net
    Television photojournalism site.

    FlowingData.com: Infographics to Understand the Financial Crisis

    WebUrbanist

    Flickr
    The dread of many photojournalists, this site allows users to upload and share photos. Easy way to search for photos, and some wires have bought photos from people who post to this. Be careful as some “news” photos could have been doctored.

    OddWall
    Another great image gallery.

    National Geographic Your Shot
    Submit your best shots of nature to this online gallery.

    Picnik
    Free photo-editing tools.

    PhotoBucket
    Image hosting, photo and video sharing.

    Waterlogue
    This phone app and desktop tool from Tinrocket converts photos into watercolor art.

    Olli
    This phone app and desktop tool from Tinrocket converts video into watercolor illustrations.

    Phonto
    Great photo filters and layer text on photos easily.

    Hype-Type
    App layers moving text over photos.

    Snap Cards™
    Printable photography cheat sheets.


    Photojournalism and 9/11

    Attacked 9-11 Photo Collection
    A moving collage of photographs from the Sept. 11 attacks. Very cool.

    The Fine Line: A Photo Essay
    This Weblog photo essay tells the story of a narrow escape from the WTC collapse.


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