My cruel mistress, Canon – five tips to taking okay photos

Putting down the pen or recorder to picking up a camera sometimes feels like the act of jumping from the earth to the sun. For some time now, I have been handling a professional Canon 6D camera. The days of point-and-shoot cameras are long behind me but this camera! I discover something new every other... Continue Reading →

5 attitudes to carry in your next field assignment

One of the great perks of being a development journalist is the travel; the new people and cultures you encounter, breath-taking landscapes, gorgeous hotel rooms that make you wish you are on vacation and off-road drives that remind you to appreciate any pothole-ridden tarmac road. This is not about the negative side of travelling for... Continue Reading →

3 tips to break the language barrier and get the story

The real, true and authentic development stories are not in the urban centres. If you want to know the true joy of a mother whose life have been changed because a new borehole has saved her a 20-kilometre trek to the river then you have to go to her. Get her story on location. Pack... Continue Reading →

Going to tell the story in Napak

The journey to the north started from south-west; heading to cover for the county – a mass vaccination exercise. We, a communication team of three, were tasked to document it in written, photography and audio-visual forms. These three forms had to tell one story – how the exercise improved their livelihood. As a journalist, I... Continue Reading →

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