What’s wrong with this picture?
Blog Guy, I’m ready! I’ve been studying all of your tips for aspiring photojournalists, and here is my portfolio for your critique. What do you think?
Bravo! Perfect, both of them!
Okay. On the shot of the soccer team captain… Does he actually have a mouth?
I think so. Should that have been in the picture?
Well, very strictly speaking, some folks consider that to be part of the face.
Damn! I should have caught that! Is there anything wrong with my Hollywood-style celeb shot?
Oh, there are probably some old fuddy-duddies who think the subjects should face the camera.
Now I’m totally demoralized! So these shots would never make the Reuters file?
Hey, I didn’t say that!
Above: England’s national soccer team captain John Terry at news conference in Seville, Spain, February 10. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo
Below: Actors Woody Harrelson (L) Ben Foster (R) and director Oren Moverman pose at Berlin photocall, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz