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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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  • advice
    Friday, 22 November, 2013 - 13:04
    Santiago student march ends in clashes with police / Boris Andres Burgueño Rivas / Demotix Photography does not necessarily require a degree to be successful, but a good business brain does. Whether you’re looking to make more money, or draw more attention to social issues; knowing how to promote yourself is very important. In May, Mashable said that half a billion images are uploaded every day and in fact, in a recent presentation by Yahoo!, it was claimed that as many as 880 billion photos...
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  • advice
    Monday, 29 July, 2013 - 22:06
    As photographers at Demotix are sending in more-and-more entertainment news, I decided it was time to get some advices from one of the main gatekeepers of entertainment photography. Jenna Shahak is the Senior Entertainment Editor at Corbis Images. She has worked in entertainment photography as a producer and editor for 10 years. She looks at anywhere from a few hundred to several thousands images daily. At the moment she is working with a roster of over 125 active entertainment shooters, many...
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  • advice
    Wednesday, 17 July, 2013 - 21:48
    Corbis photographer Alex Masi discussed his young but important career in photography. Alex spoke about his water contamination project in Bhopal, India, and shared what it's like to give back to one of the subjects of his photographs. You may find this video specifically interesting due to the fact that many of us photojournalists at Demotix may not be so young, but our careers are young. That is one of the unique aspects of Demotix; we are featuring the work of photojournalists, of all ages,...
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  • advice
    Sunday, 7 July, 2013 - 20:04
    As the economic landscape of the world continues to not provide support for long-term, in-depth story telling there are still organisations out there trying to make a difference. These companies exist, but don't exist without obstacles. The Lens Blog by the New York Times covered this topic thoroughly. If you don't already know about emphasis.is it is a good organization to spend some time looking at. They finance the stories many large scale companies and publications fail to fund, and as a...
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  • advice
    Monday, 24 June, 2013 - 00:07
    Blog Post Via Corbis: Phil Borges has been living with and documenting indigenous and tribal cultures around the world for the past 20 years. He has witnessed the State Oracle of Tibet go into a trance, felt the warmth of a healing touch, photographed those who have only seen their faces in a reflection, been the subject of shockingly accurate predictions, but most importantly, he has been the welcome guest of some of the eldest, most fragile, and mystical cultures of human existence. His...
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  • advice
    Friday, 14 June, 2013 - 04:28
    One of the most talked about issues on the forum and via email is uploading. After speaking with Alex McFayden, Demotix Chief Technology Officer, I would like to address the most efficient and fool-proof ways of uploading to Demotix. This will assist in making your uploading experience as smooth as possible and give you an idea of what’s next. _________________________________________________________________ First off, the three options you have for uploading are FTP, the website and the...
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  • advice
    Friday, 31 May, 2013 - 20:20
    Demotix Exclusive: This week I was fortunate enough to speak to Sports Illustrated’s senior staff photographer Bill Frakes with our contributors' thoughts and questions in mind. As an award-winning director and photographer, Frakes has worked in all 50 states and in more than 125 countries for a wide variety of editorial and advertising clients covering anything from war to sports. Some of his primary clients are Apple, Nike, Coca-Cola, Nikon, and Reebok. Frakes has lectured at more than 100...
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  • advice
    Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 - 03:53
    Blog Post Via Corbis: For the third consecutive year, Corbis Images is proud to be the exclusive media broadcast partner of the Look3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia from June 13-15. The festival is designed to bring together the international photography community, creating opportunities for attendees and artists to share images, ideas, and inspiration. Last year’s sold-out event drew more than 1,000 photographers, photo editors, and luminaries to Charlottesville and an...
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  • tech
    Tue, 15/04/2014 - 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....
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  • shout
    Fri, 11/04/2014 - 16:40
    Hi all, I’m really sad to say that today will be my last shift at Demotix. It has been an unforgettable couple of years covering hundreds of stories at lightning pace, sweating amid the overwhelming number of accreditation requests, and most of...
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  • shout
    Tue, 08/04/2014 - 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...
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  • tech
    Tue, 15/04/2014 - 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....
    77 Views
  • shout
    Fri, 11/04/2014 - 16:40
    Hi all, I’m really sad to say that today will be my last shift at Demotix. It has been an unforgettable couple of years covering hundreds of stories at lightning pace, sweating amid the overwhelming number of accreditation requests, and most of...
    561 Views
  • shout
    Tue, 08/04/2014 - 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...
    578 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.