Photographing the frontline: Covering a Black Lives Matter protest

(Image credit: Alistair Campbell / Digital Camera World)

There’s no hard and fast rule to photographing events, but I’ve always felt a certain amount of decorum is needed. Every photographer is different; you’ve got your 200mm snipers, your wide-angle up-close-and-personal hitmen, and your working-within-the-shadows ninjas. 

I first learned my craft of documenting a day when I worked on low budget films as a behind the scenes photographer. I learned the art of studying people, their behaviors and predicting what was likely to happen next. 

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Alistair Campbell

Alistair is the Features Editor of Digital Camera magazine, and has worked as a professional photographer and video producer.