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what steps do i take to be a Photojournalist ?

im going to enlist in the army or marines to get money for my education, but what steps do i take to be a Photojournalist. after my service i want a job where i can travel a lot and meet new people, and Photojournalism seems about right. what you think? i think it would hep a lot if i get sent to iraq to serve my country. a great career starter.

Asked By: josesartworks - 11/4/2008
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Just to expand on fhotoace's comment, the branches of the service have photography schools which actually provide a fairly complete education in photojournalism. While combat photography is the first thing everyone thinks about when you mention military photography, the photographers cover a full range of subjects... More
Answered By: seamless_1 - 11/4/2008
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You major in journalism and minor in photography. If you can get the Army to train you as a combat photographer, that would be a good start. Collect as many 'tear sheets' as you can and you can use them as your entree into school
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Answered By: fhotoace - 11/4/2008
 
If you want to be a photojournalist, the best plan is to go to a good college for photojournalism, of which there are plenty. Get internships at reputable papers in your area if possible... More
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Answered By: mywaphel - 11/5/2008
 
I was a Photojournalist for many years and still do some work on occasion... More
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Answered By: AttorneyKearney - 11/5/2008
 
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