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Adding equipment to the toolbox

When I began my career as a newspaper photojournalist in 1995 at The Chattanooga Times, I was frequently asked which television station I worked for. I thought it was kind of strange since most people had seen television cameras and I wasn’t holding one of those gigantic beasts.

This question isn’t so strange anymore. It’s not uncommon to see Eagle photojournalists carrying video cameras that will record video and allow us to use stills for the printed version of the paper. The newest tool in my kit is a camera that shoots both incredible HD video and stills and looks like all the other SLRs. In fact, I shot this video below using the Canon 5D Mark II and the image we used in the paper was from a video frame. It’s pretty amazing stuff and I’m excited about doing lots more with it.