Professor Ken Kobré heads the photojournalism program at San Francisco State University. His former students, who include winners of the Pulitzer Prize, World Press Awards, and many other prestigious honors, work on staff and as freelancers for publications and media outlets around the world.
Ken’s textbook, Photojournalism, Sixth Edition: The Professionals’ Approach, published by Focal Press, has been the widest-selling text on photojournalism in the world since 1980. His book Videojournalism: Multimedia Storytelling was published in early 2012.
Ken’s documentary, Deadline Every Second: On Assignment with 12 Associated Press Photojournalists, has been screened in Europe in addition to several cities in the US. It is available for purchase through Amazon. There is also a version for libraries & schools for public viewing.
He is also a co-author of the 7th and 8th editions of “Photography” (Prentice Hall) the world’s leading basic photography textbook. His other books include “How to Photograph Friends and Strangers,” published by Curtin & London.
Ken is the founder and publisher of the KobreGuide to the Web’s Best Videojournalism as well as its companion blog, KobreChannel, which featurers thoughts, essays and reports about visual journalism.
He has worked widely in developing countries including Malaysia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Egypt and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He also has taught numerous workshops on photography including one in the Czech Republic for photojournalists from the former Eastern Bloc.
Ken is a past winner of the respected Robin F. Garland Educator Award from the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and for four years directed the University of Missouri/NPPA Pictures of the Year Awards.
Professor Kobré developed VideoPro Camera to enable video journalists and videographers to shoot truly professional video on their iPhones.
Ken’s documentary and books are available on Amazon.
Deadline Every Second: On Assignment with 12 Associated Press Photojournalists – Deadline Every Second goes behind the scenes with photojournalists of the Associated Press, the world’s largest news picture agency.
Videojournalism: Multimedia Storytelling Videojournalism is written for the new generation of “backpack” journalists. The solo videojournalist must find a riveting story; gain access to charismatic characters who can tell their own tales; shoot candid clips; expertly interview the players; record clear, clean sound; write a script with pizzazz; and, finally, edit the material into a piece worthy of five minutes of a viewer’s attention.
David Krathwohl enjoys building technology businesses, especially those that provide new tools to augment the creative process. He has spent over 30 years as a technology “midwife” and has held international executive roles for both Apple and Dell.
While based in the UK for Dell, David led the team that developed the first laptop with integrated cellular data services. He also managed Dell’s European alliances with Microsoft, Intel, and others.
At Apple, David pioneered electronic publications for developers, built the European developer support organization while based in Munich Germany, and, as Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations, ran the organization that provided evangelism, technical support, and marketing programs to over ten thousand software and hardware developers around the world.
After his early years as a photojournalist, David began his career in technology as a computer coordinator for a suburban Boston school system. He also edited several computer publications that were designed to teach software development to budding programmers.
David first met Ken while shooting video for a community cable station using suitcase-sized recorders attached to equally bulky cameras. He shares Ken’s enthusiasm for bringing professional video capture capabilities to the iPhone, a much higher quality video recorder in a much, much smaller package.