What to Take to a Wildfire

Pete Demetriou has offered some tips in this worthwhile piece in the National Press Photographers Association Magazine explaining what phtographers covering wildfires should keep in their gear bag. One tip, find a place that sells  NOMEX® clothing, as the  NOMEX® brushpants, jacket and balaclava will come in handy. Another tip is keeping some long-life Cylume sticks around so you can be seen while shooting in the dark.

Army Sniper/Photographer

AP story about an Army sniper, who was also documenting his unit with his Leica, then lost his eye in a roadside bomb attack. He plans to continue with his dream of becoming a professional photojournalis. Would be curious to see his work from Iraq but they don't provide a link.

Iraq Offensive

fyi: Aljazeera reporting that the US bombardment of al-Qaim, Hasaiba and other nearby areas. One Iraqi journalist is quoted as saying the attack on Hasaiba is turning the town "into another Falluja." The full story is here.

Death Sentences Handed Down in Afghanistan

Two more men have been convicted in the 2001 killings of four journalists who were covering the overthrow of the Taliban regime. The journalists were  Italian Maria Grazia Cutuli, Australian cameraman Harry Burton, Afghan photographer Azizullah Haidari and Spaniard Julio Fuentes. Here is the full story.

Poll

Which Photo Agency Is Hardest To Deal With? (Please use the comment section to address some of the issues you see.)
Getty
29%
Corbis
7%
Sipa
5%
Blackstar
4%
WireImage
6%
Panos
1%
Agency VU
2%
Lookat Photos
4%
VII
6%
Magnum
11%
Aurora
1%
Gamma
5%
WPN
5%
Zuma Press
8%
Polaris
5%
Total votes: 690
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