As a first post, I thought I would quickly summarise why I’m doing this.
I’m a (relatively) young journalist working for “old media” — the organisation I work for is trying to adapt to the changing media landscape, and I’m attempting to do the same by learning how to take half-decent photographs, perhaps some video, and do the whole multimedia thing (it’s probably a sign of how early I am in this process that I call it “the whole multimedia thing”).
This is also quite a nice way to retain a little more control over the photos I take that don’t make the AFP wire (i.e. the vast majority of them), rather than posting them on Facebook, and lets me get a feel for combining text, photos and video in a more holistic approach.
So for the most part, I’ll post articles I’ve written, and accompany them (when possible) with pictures or video that I’ve taken, as well as a few blog posts about things I’m learning, places I’m learning from, things like that. Just to keep it regular, I think I might intersperse all that with old articles or posts of mine
In terms of my own personal equipment, I have a MacBook, an iPad, a Canon EOS 550D, a Canon G10, a Canon Ixus IS 120, an iPhone 4 and a BlackBerry 8900, all of which I’ve used (or plan to use) in some form or another in my reporting. I’ll try whenever possible to indicate what I’ve used to compile a particular story.