chapter  2
14 Pages

Visual Reporting

WithPaul Martin Lester, Stephanie A. Martin, Martin Smith-Rodden

In this chapter, the author have relied on his role-related responsibility and either the categorical imperative or utilitarianism philosophy to educate viewers in words and images the mission of journalism and the sometimes painful decisions that must be made by visual reporters and editors. For the visual reporting profession a more fundamental question should be asked: will camera-carrying drones replace photojournalists' boots on the ground? Praiseworthy visual reporters and editors communicate with each other to formulate reasons why the images should or should not be shown to the public. An editor might agree with a hedonistically motivated visual journalist and believe the pictures are Pulitzer Prize worthy and make them available for that reason. In the United States with its First Amendment protections, no legislation ever required photographers to ask permission to take pictures of persons in public. High-dynamic range (HDR) imaging involves superimposing several images taken at different exposures in order to obtain a richly saturated picture.