The Born Freelancer’s Q&A with “Light Writer” Maggie MacPherson

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. As a word person (primarily) I’ve always been fascinated by those skilled in the visual arts. Maggie MacPherson is a Vancouver-based freelance photographer whose […]

Posted on March 14, 2019 at 9:26 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Entries open for Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award

Canadian photojournalists with less than five years of experience can now apply for the tenth annual Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award. This six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto will take place sometime between April and September 2019. Students, freelance photographers and photographers employed at regional or non-daily publications are all eligible to apply. The […]

Posted on January 16, 2019 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

5 Snapshot Tips from a Master Photographer

by Don Genova   The digital age has made taking a photo almost as easy as taking a breath. We shoot from our phones, our tablets, our webcams, and yes, sometimes we even use an actual camera. But freelance journalists and photographers need to produce photos that sell, photos that stand out from the other […]

Posted on November 27, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Visual Journalism Master Class with John Lehmann Nov. 21 in Vancouver

Vancouver-area freelancers, if you’re looking to improve your photography skills check out The Tyee’s upcoming Master Class with Globe and Mail staff photographer John Lehmann. Lehmann is one of Canada’s top photojournalists — he was named Canadian photojournalist of the year in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Lehmann’s Master Class is intended for people who already understand the fundamentals of photography […]

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 9:56 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Newspapers reject overreaching freelance photography contracts

by Rachel Sanders Freelance photographers have something to celebrate this week: a little pushback from newspapers against overreaching contracts for concert photography. The Montreal Gazette, La Presse, Le Journal de Montréal, Le Devoir and Métro refused to send photographers to the Taylor Swift show at the Bell Centre in Montreal last Tuesday because of a […]

Posted on July 15, 2015 at 11:35 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Links roundup! Image resources for bloggers

If you have a blog — and there are some who think that all freelance writers, authors and journalists should — you might have an image problem. Specifically, unless you’re a photographer, it can be hard to find decent pictures to break up the text and beautify your blog posts. Here are a few good posts […]

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 9:05 am by Rachel · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,