Hi all Snappers,
I am currently a Junior College student who is dealing in the Arts faculty, namely geography, maths, economics.
I have always been interested in the field of journalism, namely in sports,environment and local news.
I am,however,getting growingly interested in the field of photojournalism ever since i got hitched with photography little more than a year ago. Though its a pretty short period, i would feel that it might provide me with a job i that i like in the future. I would like to evaluate my options as to aspire to be a photo/journalist for a newspaper.
Seriously, i don't really see myself 9-5 type of worker when i am working in the socciety.
I have also asked myself if i was just getting infatuated with the photography as a hobby, which i don't think so. I have always like to visualise subjects, but have never been able to keep them in solid memory until i discovered the might of photography. Of course, till now, my photographic techniques are far from acceptable.
It took me great courage to post this thread as i hope more people and even professionals in the industry may give me some advice.
My questions are,
1) What kind of qualifications should i have?
2) Where should i kick off? keep a portfolio?
3) Do i have a choice of what kind of genres of jounalism (or photojournalism) i would like to do?
As i am still schooling, i would like to get sound advice so as to step into the correct path as i continue with my education route.
Please do give me advices.
Do spare no mercy.