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Best of Photography TV Winners

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Pat Shannahan April 15, 2011, 10:43 a.m. permalink

Has anyone taken a look at some of the 2011 NPPA BOP's TV winners?

I thought some of the feature stories were really well done. I especially liked "Welcoming Back Their Angels" . It sets you up to think it's a story about a soldier returning home but then it takes you in completely different direction. 

I think  "Running Blind" does a great job of capturing the subject's personality. 

"Mow Club", about a group of guys who mow each other's lawns, made me laugh. It's goofy but at the same time gives you an insight into their friendship.

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Colin Mulvany April 15, 2011, 6:55 p.m. permalink

I loved "Running Blind" also. It illustrates why it is so important to have a strong central character in your story.  Newspaper photojournalists sometimes like to dump on TV news photographers, but I have to tell you, shooters like Corky Scholl know how to visually tell a story. It also helps to have strong writing and voiceovers, which I believe we all need to do more of.  Newspaper videographers can learn a lot from watching the best that TV news photographers have to offer. I watch every one of the winning entries for ideas.

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Peter Huoppi May 3, 2011, 10:49 a.m. permalink

I'm also a big fan of Mow Club. It was an example of great shooting, editing, and story-telling. All of the interview shots especially were thoughtfully executed. I look forward to checking out the rest of the winners.

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