Keeping Current

To become more knowledgeable about the photojournalism field, it would be well worth your time to visit the nearest daily newspaper photographic department and inquire about the dates of future workshops and photography exhibitions scheduled in your state. The most famous one is the annual National Press Photographers Association Flying Short Course (search on nppa.org), which is typically offered in five different locations each year—sometimes in cities and sometimes on college campuses. Photographic exhibitions, and many times the programs, presented by outstanding television, magazine, and press photographers, are open to interested outsiders by paying the registration fee. Attending the courses keeps one up to date on the latest techniques and affords the opportunity to talk directly with top photographers.

Most colleges have evening photographic classes and workshops scheduled through their continuing education departments. Also, check with photo supply stores for the dates of other industry courses.

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