Do you want to be a better video journalist? Shoot better pictures, master the art of travel and gain an understanding of how to survive in a war zone?
If so then my book Camera Confidential will help you.
This is the second edition of the book and includes a number of new sections and fresh interviews.
Topics covered include:
- Strategies for finding work
- Shooting sequences, Pieces to Camera and interviews
- Filming in hostile environments and in extreme weather
- Tips and tricks for travelling with video gear
At over 200 pages long Camera Confidential is packed with detailed and informative interviews with many of the best news shooters in the world.
I’m Christian Parkinson, editor of imagejunkies.net - the popular blog for cameramen and video journalists.
I’ve been a news cameraman, editor and video journalist for the last 14 years.
I’ve worked for two of the UK’s biggest broadcasters. I’ve covered wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, Somalia, Gaza and Libya. I’ve covered a World Cup and two Olympics as well as hundreds of less well known but equally important stories around the world.
I’ve learned a lot during my career, mainly through my mistakes. Mistakes that I want you to avoid.
Camera Confidential is my attempt to help others, it’s the book I wish somebody had given to me when I first set out as a travelling news shooter.
Reviews from Amazon:
A practical and insightful guide from someone who is well qualified in both knowledge and experience. (I researched the author and his work). The author also shares the stage of his book with insights and wisdom from other camera people with in-trench experience. Love this book, well compiled with practical tips, advise and techniques.- JM Scotland
A great book from a great cameraman, and a good friend. I've been lucky enough to work with him on many trips around Africa. - Andrew Harding
Great read and I've picked up a few useful bits that I have already been able to use in my day job. - AC Holmes
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I hope you learn a tonne of stuff from "Camera confidential." If you want to keep in touch or have any questions then feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or Instagram where I am @imagejunkies