Behind the lens: How to snap photos and videos that make business stories shine

High-quality photos and video can make stories sing online and in print, but in business journalism, coming up with great art can be a challenge. SABEW’s next training session will give you ideas about how to break beyond the standard ‘CEO at a desk’ shots and bring new life to business photography. Mitchell Masilun, an Arkansas-based editorial photographer and multimedia specialist, will lead SABEW members through this one-hour webinar. He’ll talk about things to do before, during and after the shoot and review easy techniques for creating better images. Mitchell will also share tips for shooting and editing video on an iPhone.

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Mitchell Masilun is an Arkansas-based editorial photographer, multimedia specialist, and educator. He currently is a photojournalist at The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock. Previously, Mitch was a multimedia journalist at the Mansfield News Journal in Mansfield, Ohio. He also worked as a staff photographer at Beijing-based True Run Media, publisher of three lifestyle magazines with a combined circulation of more than 70,000. He taught photography courses at The Hutong and Atelier, two Beijing-based culture and art education centers.

Before moving to China, Mitch worked as a photojournalist in the Chicagoland and Central Ohio areas, and his images were circulated nationwide through the Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune, and The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Mitch’s stills have been published globally by clients that include Fortune 500 companies, embassies, stock libraries, network news stations and international schools. His images have also been published in four books. Some of his photographs can be seen on his website

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