How i got into photojournalism

Two years after moving back to the place i was born i got into journalism at school. Since 2000 i visited several courses to learn how to run a newspaper. But it was never really successful with my schoolmates. Because of this i decided to do it alone, from creating content to printing the pages. I didn’t make any money from advertising, but at least i was running a news media, and got experience in delivering content to the public.

Five years later in 2005 i got into photojournalism because i was successful in transforming my print journalism into online journalism and had enough skills with my DSLR camera. At some point i applied for a press pass and visited a variety of events, like concerts, politics and sports, to write about them and make photos. I got to shoot many actors, athletes, celebrities, singers, politicians, royals, and even the pope, while i was covering whatever they were doing.

But after over 100.000 photos i got tired and took a break from making journalism. Because at the end i wasn’t creating anything, just reporting what other people were doing. I have felt that i am at least as good as they are, and should show it to the world. This is why i focused more on myself and started to make YouTube videos, where i present some of my skills i acquired, or aspire to be better in.