Give yourself an education in photojournalism. Look at books, visit photojournalism exhibitions, and visit photojournalism web sites.
2. Use what you have…
…your point-and-shoot, your sister’s camera, and even your cell phone.
See Dial P for Photo
3. Learn what makes a good photo
To begin to understand why some photographs are better than others, read through the seven steps of composition and then incorporate them into your photography.
4. Consider how journalistic ethics apply to photography
Explore Pictures That Lie (CNet News)
5. Learn to organize and manage your images
6. Learn to edit your images
Always create a copy or duplicate. Do not edit the original.
Learn the basics:
- Pixels (72 ppi for Web, 200 ppi for newspapers, 300 ppi+ for magazines)
- Rotate (Image>Rotate Canvas in Photoshop)
- Tone (How to tone in Photoshop)
- Resize (How to resize an image in Photoshop)
- Enhance or sharpen (After you have resized your image, you can improve the sharpness of the image. How to sharpen image in Photoshop)
- Save for Web
Here is a tutorial on How to Resize and Save Your Photos for the Web Using Photoshop
7. Share your photos
Sharing your photos gives you an audience, and it can help provide an incentive to keep at it. Many online news sites also accept user-submitted photos.
8. Practice. Practice. Practice.