Photographers often face danger to snap the winning pictures honored by the World Press Photo contest. This year a photographer stood in front of his computer screen to shoot the pictures that earned him an honorable mention in the prestigious contest.
Take the initiative. Don't wait for assignments to come to the photo department. Control your own destiny. Generate your own photos and stories. This builds journalistic credibility within your newspaper and gets the photographer in on the ground floor when a story is taking shape.
Marcia Prouse for the American Society of Newspaper Editors | June 27, 2008