Volker Lensch, photo editor of Stern magazine, has picked a tightly edited shortlist of images from the photographs submitted to the fourth edition of Editor’s Choice - an entry that showcased the talents of emerging photojournalists and the power of black and white imagery.
In a specially produced CPN audio-visual presentation, Volker Lensch describes how he approaches editing images on a daily basis and explains in detail his choice of the photographs that stood out. He explained: “I did a tight edit, the same edit like I do for Stern. It’s very important to see the action in the pictures and to look at interesting moments – this is what I was looking for. It was a wide range (of entries) and you can clearly see what people are interested in. You had some very good reportage pictures and very classic black and white pictures – it was interesting to see that range.”
The AV presentation also includes some crucial advice from Volker Lensch about the best ways to approach picture editors with stories. He also advises budding photojournalists: “Go and work for a daily newspaper or go and work for a wire agency - that’s the best way to experience and learn photography; to get a ‘good eye’ on situations; to learn to react very fast; to find the right angle; the right light and so on.”
Volker Lensch and CPN would like to thank all of those photographers who submitted their images.
The current ‘guest editor’ for Editor’s Choice is Monica Allende, the award-winning picture editor of The Sunday Times Magazine. Your Canon photographs can be submitted now for review by Monica Allende. You have until 31 December 2009 to submit your best Canon pictures to the fifth edition of Editor’s Choice.
Watch out for a special ‘Year End’ Editor’s Choice report, including coverage of the key success stories from 2009, that will be featured on the CPN website during December.