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HDTV: The shape of things to come

From: Richard W. Adkins, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC Television News Photographers are a peculiar breed. Often they are portrayed in movies or TV shows as blue jeans and t-shirt wearing college dropouts with a bizarre need to see dead bodies. Or sometimes Hollywood likes to make them out to be mind-numb shooters who don’t know news until an overdressed reporter tells them what to shoot. But in reality most Television News…

What Do You Want?

From: Richard W Adkins, WRAL-TV Raleigh, NC What do you want in a Chief Photographer? I try to be the type of Chief Photographer I would want to work with. But at times I just don’t understand what people expect out of me. Here is what one photographer wrote, I want to learn more! ************ “Wednesday, during our weekly photog meeting, my station’s chief photographer asked, “What do you want…

“real” JOB LISTINGS

OK, if I were to write a job description for a photog opening, what should it say? I see from the JOBS section of b-roll.net that everyone writes a different ad. Some say “Clean driving record” others want “able to carry 60 pounds of TV gear” still others are looking for some undefined “NPPA Style”. Some ads read “Women and minorities encouraged to apply.” or “Bilingual a plus!” Does anyone…