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  • shout
    Monday, 11 May, 2015 - 17:27
    Some of you may have noticed that we recently shut down our open forum pages, once and for all. But, great news, we’ve launched our new Ask an Expert page, which will give our users direct, well-thought and thorough answers to any valid question. While the Demotix tech team and I will answer many of the questions, the entire Demotix staff will stay-tuned in to your questions and jump in when/where necessary. Expect an open response within 48 hours, Monday-Friday, while many responses will be...
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  • advice
    Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 17:27
    Getting to the shoot and taking crisp shots is no longer all it takes. One must be rapid in return, which means photojournalists either need to have a secure location to upload via a laptop in the field, that also has speedy Wi-Fi, or, as many photojournalists are doing now, upload via smartphone or tablet via a wireless provider. Uploading from a smartphone or tablet not only keeps your valuable computer at home, but it saves you loads of time, and keeps you from having to leave the action....
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  • advice
    Tuesday, 4 November, 2014 - 07:15
    Craig Ferguson has been a Demotix contributor since 2009, and has been taking some pretty terrific shots along the way. All photographers should take interest in Craig's story as he took in over $13K from one single image he uploaded from a care-free event in Taiwan. His single image is 4.5 years old and is still bringing in royalties; a testament to the need for consistency and patience, which this industry demands. We can't always expect sales on a breaking-news image on the first day, we...
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  • shout
    Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 - 17:42
    As we are sure many of you know, the journalism community was rocked by the tragic, violent, and graphic execution of American photographer, James Foley, by Islamic State militants. We at Demotix are deeply saddened by this event and send our strongest sympathies to Foley's family and friends. His death, like many others in the journalism field, serves as a reminder that what we do and what we report can be of great importance, but also serves as a timely wake-up call of the inherent dangers...
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  • advice
    Friday, 6 June, 2014 - 19:38
    Blog Post Via Corbis: Time-lapse cinematography is making leaps. Everyone has seen traditional time-lapse, where stationary cameras squeeze hours into seconds on screen. Recently, small motorized dollies have allowed for pans, tilts, and camera moves of a few feet. Now, “hyperlapse” cinematographers have broken free from small camera dollies, and are moving cameras whole city blocks over time, adding dramatic visual energy to time lapse. Contributor Felix Fernandez Gonzalez shoots hyperlapses...
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  • tech
    Tuesday, 15 April, 2014 - 16:52
    All of you have probably heard a lot about the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" bug in the last week or so and are by now really tired of websites saying you should reset your passwords. Sorry. But we have to ask you to reset your password on Demotix.com. Demotix.com was running (like a lot of the rest of the internet) the version of OpenSSL which had the "Heartbleed" bug, so we were vulnerable. So what did we do about it? * We updated our software quickly, fixing the bug. * Re-issued...
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  • shout
    Tuesday, 8 April, 2014 - 16:25
    Dear all, It has come to our attention that some Demotix photographers have been approached by websites claiming to be Demotix affiliates and/or "licensees", and in some cases, have been asked to bypass uploading to Demotix altogether in order to avoid "duplications". In one particular case, we discovered an "agency" had asked some of you to sign with them on the promise you would receive 50% of the revenue made on your photos, only for their agency to sign up with Demotix themselves, and...
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  • shout
    Tuesday, 18 March, 2014 - 18:28
    Blog Post Via Corbis: Corbis contributor Nathan Benn shot for National Geographic Magazine from 1972-1991, documenting people and places far and near. In October 2013, Powerhouse Books published a collection of Benn’s images shot during those years, most of which were not published in the legendary magazine. This nostalgia evoking coffee-table book, selected by American Photo Magazine as one of the Best Photo Books of the Year (2013): Documentary, features images photographed in the Northeast,...
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  • advice
    Monday, 27 January, 2014 - 21:26
    One of the hardest things to do as a photographer is to edit down your images. It’s difficult not to think that all of your images are valuable, because they are so meaningful to you. Unfortunately, that’s not how photo editors feel. In fact they would rather only see a dozen great images from any one event. Your best work is only as good as your worst images; this means that your poor images will drag down their opinion of you. So there are some crucial things one must think about while...
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  • advice
    Saturday, 11 January, 2014 - 04:15
    Blog Special by Matthew Richards and photo by Paul Brocklehurst : As photographers or photojournalists who are covering news events for publication, perhaps one of the most important aspects to keep reminding ourselves of is that which is stated in the title of this posting: Shooting what you see, and not what you believe. Crowds gather to photograph fireworks as they illuminate the night sky over the capital's London Eye on New Year's Eve. Photo by Demotix contributor Paul Brocklehurst...
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  • shout
    Mon, 11/05/2015 - 17:27
    Some of you may have noticed that we recently shut down our open forum pages, once and for all. But, great news, we’ve launched our new Ask an Expert page, which will give our users direct, well-thought and thorough answers to any valid question....
    1,007 Views
  • advice
    Tue, 21/04/2015 - 17:27
    Getting to the shoot and taking crisp shots is no longer all it takes. One must be rapid in return, which means photojournalists either need to have a secure location to upload via a laptop in the field, that also has speedy Wi-Fi, or, as many...
    786 Views
  • advice
    Tue, 04/11/2014 - 07:15
    Craig Ferguson has been a Demotix contributor since 2009, and has been taking some pretty terrific shots along the way. All photographers should take interest in Craig's story as he took in over $13K from one single image he uploaded from a care-...
    2,135 Views

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The following tips are based on commonly accepted editorial values adopted by most mainstream media.

Visual journalists operate as trustees of the public. Our primary role is to report visually on the significant events and varied viewpoints in our common world. Our primary goal is the faithful and comprehensive depiction of the subject at hand. As visual journalists, we have the responsibility to document society and to preserve its history through images.

On our Editorial ethics for photojournalists page we have put together a list commonly accepted editorial values adopted by most mainstream media.