How Technology Has Changed News Photography Over 40 Years - The New York Times

How Technology Has Changed News Photography Over 40 Years – The New York Times

You’ve been shooting photos for The Times for years. What was one of the most challenging shoots you’ve ever had to do, and what tools did you use?I started at The Times in 1980 and have been shooting ever since, with the exception of about a seven-year period when I was an editor.I’ve had many challenging shoots over the years. One that comes to mind was a trip I took with my colleague Kirk Johnson to St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. We flew with a group of scientists who were doing environmental monitoring at a former United States Air Force radar site there from the Cold War. The place was very eerie (think Dr. Strangelove), and from one location at the site, you really could see Russia. We were dropped off at the edge of a gravel runway for a week of camping in one of the most remote places on the planet. I had to carefully plan out what I was going to shoot and how, since every piece of gear I had was dependent on battery power and there weren’t any sources of electricity to recharge.

Källa: How Technology Has Changed News Photography Over 40 Years – The New York Times