Mississippi Editorial Photography
editorial images for the US and European markets
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.