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Tips for Taking Better Photos…when you know nothing about photography


Jul 15, 2021




Teresa Shaak



Reporters, are you being asked to shoot photos for your stories?  Yet, you aren’t trained in photography and only have a cell phone or basic camera to use?  This session is for you!

Learn the fundamentals of photojournalism and improve your visual storytelling through this one-hour webinar led by award-winning photographer Jimmy May.

This 60-minute webinar is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 noon, eastern time.

Registrants must have both a computer and audio/phone in order to participate.

There is no cost for PNA members.  Non-member fee: $20.

To register, complete the form below or email the PNA Foundation.  A confirmation with log in instructions will be sent to each registrant one or two days prior to the session.  Upon completing and submitting this form, you will receive an email within 24 hours confirming your registration.  Please contact foundation@pa-news.org if you have any changes or questions.


July 15
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation

This valuable PNA Foundation training is provided at no charge.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the PNA Foundation in support of sessions like this one that help the PA news industry.

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Presented by: Jimmy May, photojournalist

Jimmy May, an award-winning photojournalist with more than 30 years of experience, currently works for the Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg.  A contract photographer for the Associated Press, May shoots photos for general, spot and breaking news, and sports, on a daily basis in Northeastern PA, and occasionally in communities throughout the country.

His photos have appeared in Sports Illustrated as well as been published in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Times, The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Arizona Daily Star.

May is an adjunct professor in the Communications Department at Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, and an adjunct instructor at Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities with a concentration in photography and journalism from Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey and an Associates degree in Commercial Arts with a specialization in photojournalism from Luzerne County Community College.