Over the christmas period I was able to work alongside ‘The Cornishman’s’ main photographer Phil Moncton for a week to get a real first hand feel for the industry. The Cornishman is a weekly based paper that is marketed to people living around the Penwith area, West Cornwall.
I was able to pick up a few tips and new techniques working with Phil over the week and was taught specific factors to enable a successful story or article.
In a local paper, one of main reasons to why people buy these is the names and faces in the paper. As fellow locals can be recognised and this draws in a greater audience. I was taught that the faces within the paper sell it, faces people recognise and know. That the images should contain the subjects faces so that people are instantly drawn in to the story and paper.