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 Providing editorial images for the US and European markets     

Need press images for local story? 

We are minutes away from Mississippi Capital and only few hours from Gulf Coast , Memphis and New Orleans.

Editorial pricing based upon reasonable application of  The Editorial Estimator.

     We recently received an email from a photography grad student inquiring if we would take a survey with respect to image ethics in light of the digital age and image enhancing software. Whether we are using film or digital our position is the same. If you are interested read on....

     The arrival of the affordable computer with image enhancing software, professional grade scanners and digital cameras has made it simpler and easier to make technical changes to images such as dust removal, cropping, dodging, burning, lightness and contrast. The same technical changes photographer's have made in the dark room for decades. However, it is our view that editorial images altered by inserting or removing unwanted elements thereby changing the content of the image requires that it be labeled as "manipulated or altered". Why is this important? It is about  credibility, responsibility and accountability. Photojournalists, press photographers are ethically bound to provide documentary images that are "real moments in time captured as they happened", content unchanged and unaltered. In other words credible images. If we embrace the concept that press writers are the "ears" of the people then it stands to reason that press/editorial photographers may be considered as the eyes of the people. 

     We make it possible for millions around the globe to see events of the day from distances that may be only a  few miles from their home to remote areas around the world. It is through our images the people are able to see life's portraits of joy and sorrow in the eyes and faces of the living and dying. Our responsibility is to document without deceit. This would also include responsibly investigating events so if the event was staged for media purposes we would be able to so advise. When documenting responsibly our images may create a wide range of emotions from joy to sorrow and even horror. There are thankfully times when our images help improve our world and the plight of our fellow man. There will also be times when the opposite is true. The bottom line is regardless of the subject matter as press/editorial photographers we have a responsibility to the people to provide unaltered documentary images. 

Pricing

      If you decide to use our services our pledge to you is unaltered documentary photojournalism. Call 601-955-9416 for information on our day rates. Editorial pricing based upon reasonable application of the "Editorial Estimator". We do not sell our copyright.

The workflow

     Recent improvements to digital camera sensors has moved digital imagery, in the opinion of an increasing numbers of my peers, to a level equal to and in some cases better than film. In fact more and more state-of-the-art studios are going totally digital. The processed images are previewed and sent to a professional lab for printing or as is in the majority of the cases, processed and printed in the dry lab on site. I am of the opinion the digital image is far cleaner than images produced from film. By shooting digital we can shoot an assignment and within minutes upload and transport large image files electronically anywhere around the globe.

     Depending upon the intended usage high resolution image capture is simultaneously in Raw and Jpeg, unsharpened, RGB or sRGB color space, with normal contrast. In the field images are downloaded to a portable workstation with original file and it's metadata left intact. All images are captioned and categorized per NAA/IPTC codes.  Depending upon the size of the project and time line, images and text for editorial/press projects may be uploaded and transported at high-speed electronically or CD created and delivered over-night. Please give us call if you have any questions at 601-955-9416. Of course we can always correspond by email. If you prefer you can write to us at: P.O. Box 2128, Brandon, MS. 39043.         

     

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Copyright 1999 - 2015. D. E. "Mac"  McGuffee. All Rights reserved. All images and text are the intellectual property of D. E. "Mac" McGuffee and protected under United States and International copyright laws. Address: P. O. Box 2128, Brandon, MS. 39043. Phone: 601.955.9416. Email address: MacMcGuffee@gmail.com.