One Man Band

With journalism there’s always a budget for the story… and if you’re smart you’ll try and get as much of that budget for yourself. The best thing you can do is to take the photographs as well, and limit the amount of work others have to do. I have always taken my own pictures, although I sometimes like working with a photographer, to have a travel companion. These days cameras are so amazingly good that you can pretty much point and shoot. I’ll make sure to give some photo notes soon though, as there’s a specific way to take pictures, especially for magazines. It also pays to cut out assistants, fixers, researchers, and all the hangers-on who will take a piece of the pie. The more you can do, the more self-contained you are, and the more money you’ll make.


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