Here’s a fun search tip when you’re looking for a good photo: just search “topshots” on Newscom and you’ll get a collection of photos from Agence France Presse (AFP) showing their top photos from the day (and week, and month, and so on).
“Topshots” is, according to AFP, a “selection of the best photos transmitted. AFP’s Topshots [is] a way of receiving AFP’s best photos. [It's] updated every 8 hours. Search ‘Topshots’ for a definitive selection of AFP’s world-wide production from breaking news to breathtaking pictures.”
The photos are both topical and beautiful. While some are just plain pretty, many relate to the news events of the day. Doing a search for the Topshots photos today (March 30) brought up pictures about the protests in Spain, clashes in Indonesia, people getting ready for Holy Week and Easter, along with other feature photos on stories AFP is covering (like the police dog being trained in Colombia). Back at Newscom there are more photos showing people supporting Trayvon Martin, the Pope on his trip to South America, along with many, many other stunning and newsworthy photos. It’s an easy way to find a great photo on the biggest news stories of the day as well as finding a great shot to fill that second-page creative photo slot.
Check out the Topshots photos from AFP back at Newscom.
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