Jimmy Breslin, the New York City newspaper columnist and best-selling author who leveled the powerful and elevated the powerless for more than 50 years with brick-hard words and a jagged-glass wit, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 88 and, until very recently, was still pushing somebody’s buttons with two-finger jabs at his keyboard.
Here was a nice surprise: I pasted the url in for his story and it just popped up.
Ongoing. More resources below.
Tips for covering a rally/march
Get in front of the crowd and turn around. No backs of heads.
People in most photos, not just signs.
Don’t try to get the speakers onstage unless you happen to be close or have a long lens. Get close to a speaker and you might get some audio. Crowd sound can drown it out.
Interview people in the crowd, audio and video. Get photos, name spelling and contact info.
It’s a sunny day. Don’t shoot into the sun and beware of shadows.
To shoot the march, plant yourself and your camera in the middle, turn around and let it flow around you.
Have a theme. I focused on “Nasty Woman” signs. Working on an audio man-on-street from women’s march to this question: “Anything good about Trump?”
Link to 1/29 Boston rally info FB.
Don’t join the protest if you are covering it.
Grab some photos and video either way.
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