Ryan’s best advice for new videographers:

So, did the editors hand you the camera and ask you to shoot the daily news update? First time out on assignment, doing person-on-the-street interviews of passerby?

Here’s the single best piece of advice about photography I have to offer.

I’m pretty sure my mom taught me this one.

Never shoot a woman from below.

Trust me, stick with this, and you’ll thank yourself later. So will that reporter who is still a little anxious about showing up on the homepage of the site. (Hint: she’s not that anxious, really, but making her look good will make you look good.)

That’s it.