This application is to apply to Daily Bruin photography team.
The photography department at the Daily Bruin works with every writing section in the paper to cover events all around campus and Los Angeles, from sports games, to concerts, to protests, and more. Experience is not required to join, new and experienced photographers are all encouraged to apply.
As a part of the photography department, contributors have the opportunity to cover some of the most important aspects of life around UCLA and Los Angeles through photojournalism while working on developing their own skills as photographers through regular workshops and evaluations conducted with the editors.
You can see examples of work the department has done accompanying most stories on http://dailybruin.com/ or on the Daily Bruin's photojournalism blog, Spectrum: http://dailybruin.com/category/spectrum/
If you have any questions regarding the application, contact Michael Zshornack, the Photo editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please write your answers below in complete sentences and keep each answer within 5-7 sentences.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background (if any) in photography.
Why do you want to be a photographer at the Daily Bruin?
What kind of camera gear do you own?
(This is only if you own any. Having your own equipment is not required to join)
What are your favorite styles of photography and what would you look forward to shoot with the Daily Bruin?
What would you bring to the table as a contributor to the Daily Bruin?
Looking at the Spectrum, the Daily Bruin's photojournalism blog, or on the Daily Bruin's website. What is a gallery or photo on there that exemplifies the kind of work you would want to do. Why?
(Please include the link to the photo and an explanation)
What other extracurricular activities do you plan on being involved in throughout the year?
Do you have experience with other photography related skills beyond using a camera?
(i.e.: using studio lights, flashes, photoshop, etc)
Tell us your weirdest or funniest experience while out shooting.
Please attach a PDF with 5-7 of your best images.
Please make sure all the images are on there before attaching.
Please attach your resume.
Make sure it is a PDF
Answer the questions below as well as you can. Feel free to go over the 5-7 sentence limit here, but still keep your answers concise.
Tell us about one of your favorite photographers. Take the time to explain why you like their visual style and evaluate a specific photo of theirs in depth.
What importance does photojournalism play in today's world and how do you see the role of photojournalists changing over the years?