While news photographer Caleb Holder was covering a car crash this weekend, little did he knew that another accident was about to happen. A semi-truck came out of the fog while Holder was shooting; if flipped on the side, missing the photographer by a whisker. And it was all caught on camera.
Study reveals that firing all the news photographers was a bad idea
In the last couple of years, photojournalists have been laid off from large media companies. Along with this, did the quality of photos drop? A recent study has confirmed what many of us think is reasonable: laying off professional photojournalists leads to a loss in the quality of images. And it’s not only the loss of technical quality but so much more.
I lost my portfolio and was reunited with it 30 years later
This is a story about my portfolio that went missing for 30 years. I made this collection of photographs while working as a photographer at the Goldstream Gazette, a weekly newspaper on Vancouver Island from 1976 to 1978. Although I have had my portfolio back for sometime now, I thought I would share this story as part of my 40th year of working as a newspaper photographer.
A bit of background, I had made up a portfolio of my best photographs, I was eager to move on and was actively looking for work at a bigger paper. I set my sights on the Vancouver Sun, probably a bit of a big step for a 20-year-old with only two years of experience on a weekly newspaper. My intent was to show it to the photo editor of the Vancouver Sun, who I believe was Charlie Warner.
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