Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism based in collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication, that creates images in order to tell a news story.
Since the 1960s, electronic flash, auto-focus, better lenses and other camera enhancements have made picture taking easier. New digital cameras free photojournalists from the limitation of the film roll length, as thousands of images can be stored on a memory card.
Formerly, nearly 30 minutes were needed to transmit a single color photograph from a place to a news office for printing. Now, equipped with a digital camera, a cellphones and a laptop computer, a photojournalist can send a high-quality image in minutes, even seconds after he/she takes the photo.
There is some concern by news photographers that the profession of photojournalism as it is known today could change to such a degree that it is unrecognizable as image-capturing technology naturally progresses.
However, the widespread use of cameras as a way of reporting news did not come until the advent of smaller, more portable cameras that used the enlargeable film negative to record images.