PETA offers tips for taking protest photos

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      I've taken photos at quite a few protests during my time as a journalist. So I noticed when People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent out an action alert linking to a document containing tips for snapping "effective" photos. PETA's advice:

      Close-up and candid shots are better than faraway ones. Photos are more effective when you can see a person’s face and read their emotions. Try to get pictures of people in action and engaging with one another and include something in the background that indicates where people are, such as the name of a fast-food restaurant or an arena. Plan your shots and pay attention to the details. Is there enough light? Are people holding their signs right side up?

      While the animal-rights group's tips are aimed at activists, they're suitable for any protest photographer. As for the action alert itself, it informed recipients about a National Anti-Fur Day protest on Saturday (February 9) in Vancouver.


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      Feb 5, 2013 at 4:41pm

      Thanks for the tip peta. I'll be sure to use those tips when I see the march against peta slaughtering over 90% of the animals they "rescue".


      Feb 11, 2013 at 12:24am

      so if i take a up close picture of my ass will peta want to kiss it?


      Nov 17, 2013 at 12:18am

      peta loves all protests
      not like anyone else cares