CHARCOAL FACTORY, KUALA SEPETANG
In the world of photography, there are several genres of photography that are often used by a photographer to produce good creative works. Among the popular photography genres are Documentary Photography, Journalism Photography, Advertising Photography and more. Photojournalism is the process of story-telling using the medium of photography as your main story telling device. While a journalist will use their pen and paper to tell stories, a photojournalist will use their camera to capture the visual representation of a story. The definition of photojournalism is a form of journalism in which stories are presented mainly through photographs rather than words. Photojournalism also is a unique and powerful form of visual storytelling originally created for print magazines and newspapers but has now morphed into multimedia and even documentary filmmaking. Through the internet, apps and the mobile device explosion, photojournalism can now reach audiences never before imagined with immediate impact, while continuing to write our visual history and form our collective memories. Journalism is based on the medium of words. Photography is based on the medium of pictures. Photojournalism is the combination of verbal and visual mediums of communication. Some experts compare photographic journalism to the oriental concept on unity in which the “yin” and the “yang” the two indivisible elements which make the whole.
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