A Photojournalist's Field Guide: In the Trenches with Combat Photographer Stacy Pearsall from Peachpit Press and written by Stacy Pearsall offers the techniques, guidance, and inspiration needed to succeed in the dynamic and exciting field of photojournalism.
Starting with an overview of photojournalism and her experience as both a combat and domestic photographer, Stacy covers the basics of preparing for assignments, discussing such key topics as selecting suitable attire for different environments, assembling essential camera gear, developing the right approach for a story, and honing your shooting technique. Beyond the fundamentals, Stacy then dives into the nitty-gritty details of photojournalism work, providing insights into living and working in harsh conditions, maintaining physical and mental health, and managing relationships with subjects.
The book interweaves hundreds of Stacy's amazing photographs with stories of her experiences in the field, providing context for advice on everything from navigating unfamiliar locations, to properly exposing your images, to building innovative multimedia projects. Follow her into "the trenches" for the fascinating stories behind the shots, which show by example how to get the best photographs you can, even under the most challenging circumstances.
Features stunning full-color images from some of the author's most dramatic moments as a photojournalist
Offers insights on preparing for long-term assignments, working in austere environments, and reintegrating into society after a project
Interweaves photography techniques with advice on interacting with subjects and creating compelling stories
About the Author:
Stacy Pearsall is the most decorated female war photographer of our time and an award-winning photojournalist. During her 12 years as a military photographer, she traveled to over 41 countries, shot over 500,000 photos, and endured over 24 medical procedures to repair combat wounds sustained in battle. Her work in Iraq earned her the Bronze Star medal and Commendation with Valor. Her work has appeared in various media outlets, including Time magazine, The New York Times, BBC, and USA Today; and has been featured in the Oscar-nominated PBS production, "Operation Homecoming." For her courage and work she has appeared on numerous high-profile shows, including "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Pearsall currently works as a freelance photographer and is the owner of the Charleston Center for Photography.