Unit submissions and planned submissions by NYIP Student Bruce Warner for assignments by Unit

Bruce Warner


News Photograph

Submit a picture that you think could be used as a news picture by a newspaper or magazine. If you need inspiration, you might tie it to the next major holiday. Or consider local "news" situations such as fires, accidents, ribbon cuttings, award presentations. Be sure to stress people in this picture. That's what newspaper and magazine editors want to see. Your photograph may either be "straight news" or it can be "human interest."


When submitting this picture to NYIP attach a caption as if you were submitting it to a newspaper or magazine. To do this, type the caption in the "Photography Note" section for this photo. The caption should explain who is in the picture (identified from left to right if more than one person is shown), what they are doing, when and where you shot the photo, why it is important, and any other information that you think the "editor" needs to know to use your photograph properly.


Then, if you think the picture is really good, why not also submit it to your local newspaper? Who knows. This could be the start of a whole new career!


Realize that even if you don't intend to become a news photographer, someday you may unexpectedly find yourself in a situation filled with world-shattering news potential (like Zapruder at the Kennedy assassination), and you should know what to do. More to the point, once the word is out that you are an accomplished photographer, you will probably be asked by your business or organizations to photograph some events for their newsletters or magazines. Be prepared.


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Fort Belvoir, VA, August 7, 2013 - When the alarm sounded, it was smoke. Not seen, but the odor was in the air. The fire department deployed three trucks, a rescue squad, and two support vehicles. When all was said and done, it was nothing more than a computer power supply that blew its own fuse and saved any additional damage. A lot of expense for something so minor, but the alternative could have been a repeat of a year ago when Building 207, just two blocks away, burned to the point where it was completely uninhabitable. Lesson learned, better safe than sorry.

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