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01/11/2017 07:20:46 PM · #1
I occasionally have the opportunity to shoot assignments for Reuters, and will be shooting Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA, again for them this year. I just received an e-mail from them with FTP details, etc., for this assignment, and I found it interesting to find this notation in their message:

"Please remember that Reuters Pictures strictly requires that all photos for its service be shot originally in JPEG only (i.e. no RAW converted to JPEG), and that no processing in Photoshop or any other editing software be done in the field other than a simple crop and rotation to correct horizon."

The restriction against shooting in RAW had been in place for at least a year or two, so I was aware of that... but the "no editing in Photoshop" came as a surprise to me. Guess I should be practicing with some minimal editing challenges here between now and then! :)

Anyway, thought you guys might find that interesting. I have always been a believer of getting it right out of the camera, but apparently I'll have to absolutely nail the exposure, etc., with this rule.
01/11/2017 07:29:38 PM · #2
I think the key phrase is "in the field." I *suspect* their photo editors may adjust brightness and contrast "in the office" before releasing the image for distribution to compensate for slightly imperfect exposure.

Regardless, congratulations -- and stay warm. :-)
01/11/2017 10:00:16 PM · #3
Does this mean we are going to see more minimal editing challenges now? ;) :D

I want to come this time, where do you usually stay?
01/11/2017 11:40:49 PM · #4
Maybe they want to do their own PP, in-house, for quality control & consistency.
01/12/2017 01:31:21 AM · #5
Most news agencies that I shoot for are the same way. They prefer to do it in-house. The AP allows for some some adjustments. None of them allow for any cloning or cropping that would alter the essence of the image.

Another AP directive that seems to be coming the industry norm is to submit jpgs at 300dpi no greater than 2mb. This allows them to manage bandwidth on their incoming and outgoing transmissions, as well as produce decent full-page newsprint images.

Hope the weather prevails for you...we had 7" of snow Saturday and 62 degrees today :0
01/12/2017 01:47:48 AM · #6
Congrats. Very cool. And cold.
01/12/2017 05:56:42 PM · #7
Originally posted by pgirish007:

I want to come this time, where do you usually stay?


At my parents' house :) I'm from Punxsutawney originally.

If you want to go, your best bet would be to look at hotels in nearby towns. There is a Cobblestone Hotel in Punxsutawney (it's just a couple years old), but I can't imagine that it's not already sold out. People usually look for lodging in towns like Indiana, or ones up by Interstate 80, like Brookville, Clarion or DuBois.
01/12/2017 08:33:31 PM · #8
Do you have basement in the house? Garage? I can stay there ;) :D

I will check out those and if I am coming, I will text you and see if we can meet.

Originally posted by alanfreed:

Originally posted by pgirish007:

I want to come this time, where do you usually stay?


At my parents' house :) I'm from Punxsutawney originally.

If you want to go, your best bet would be to look at hotels in nearby towns. There is a Cobblestone Hotel in Punxsutawney (it's just a couple years old), but I can't imagine that it's not already sold out. People usually look for lodging in towns like Indiana, or ones up by Interstate 80, like Brookville, Clarion or DuBois.
01/12/2017 10:14:37 PM · #9
Ha -- that would be great... let me know if you make it!

Originally posted by pgirish007:

Do you have basement in the house? Garage? I can stay there ;) :D

I will check out those and if I am coming, I will text you and see if we can meet.
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