Spending time in the Big Apple was a lot of fun but it wasn’t all just sight-seeing and relaxing. The CMA conference had many cool opportunities to learn about the best methods and uses for photography both in print journalism and multimedia journalism.
Here are some of the highlights and take-aways from the sessions that I sat in on;
-RAW, if your camera has a RAW setting and you’re working for a professional news organization, then you should prob be shooting in this format. Mainly because you can’t edit RAW images, so they’re great for legal issues about changing. Although if you’re not shooting something that might require legally accurate pics, then its not a big deal. RAW files take up a crap ton of memory on your CF or SD card.
-Quick Upload, the time of the news schedule is done, as soon as something becomes news, its online, so as soon as you have your pics ready, you should caption them and upload them. Thats why cameras with wifi capabilities can be extremely helpful
Those were the main two takaways, quality and speed, thats what the news is shifting towards.
The other interesting things i learned about to compliment Multimedia include Parallax, which involve manipulating a picture in 3 dimensions. The second was time lapses, speeding up a series of photos to show the passing of time. And finally it was 2-3 minute videos you can create using an iPad mini just for like a preview of a story so you can upload it online in order to get ahead and be quicker with the news flow.
Those are some of the best takeaways I got from the CMA2015 conference.