With so many apps and budget tools at their disposal, journalists have everything they need to experiment with photography or make the move from amateur photographers to professional ones.
But, kit aside, what are some of the guidelines we should be taking into account before we start snapping away?
In this IJNet article, ICFJ senior programme director Jerri Eddings provides some tips for "getting great pictures that bring stories to life" from Nikki Kahn, award-winning photojournalist and former Washington Post staffer. Kahn recently traveled to Zanzibar to train 20 African journalists working on multimedia investigative journalism projects.
Her advice includes spending time with people and waiting for the right moment to take a picture, choosing a visual theme for documenting the story and sticking with it, and creating images that will work across more than one platform.