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Today’s Follow Friday post is a little different because the only suggestion we’re making is for you to follow –well, us.

We hope our posts so far has been helpful and we have more great stories lined up. We’re excited to work on a product that helps us all make better visuals and we want your voice in the discussion!

Follow us on Twitter, @ColumbiaVisuals, and tweet at us with your suggestions for stories, people producing work you’d like to know more about and things that stump you in this industry. Community is vital in producing quality work, and we think your thoughts matter. Let us know what you’d like to learn and we’ll add it to our suggestion box.

See you there! #askCV


This week, three Instagrammers who share what they’re shooting when they’re on assignment. Live vicariously through:

Andrea Bruce. A member of NOOR, frequently on assignment for the New York Times. Latest shots are from Syria, Lebanon and Afghanistan.

David Yoder. A National Geographic shooter, not all of Yoder’s Instagram posts are taken with just an iPhone, but it’s fun to see what he’s shooting when he’s in the field.

David Guttenfelder. Associated Press chief Asia photographer, currently shooting from North Korea.

Helpful tweets:

PBS MediaShift tweets articles from their own blog and other sources on the changes happening in digital media. It’s a great source of information on where and how our work fits in journalism today.

DuckRabbit tweets from the DuckRabbit blog, a production company that spotlights photographers, and gives advice to the visual community.

NPPA. If you don’t follow the National Press Photographers Association, you should. It’s a great resource for legal information and inspiring image makers.


Today we give you three photojournalists who work internationally and promote their stories through Instagram. Their mobile photography is a mix of personal work and journalism. Check out Ivan Kashinksy, Lynsey Addario, and Michael Christopher Brown.

Three places on Twitter to find tips on making your visual work stronger: Raw File, MediaStorm, and Sombra Projects.