Photojournalism is the process of telling stories using the medium of photography as your main storytelling device. While a journalist will use their pen and paper to tell stories, a photojournalist will use their camera to capture the visual representation of a story. The photographer Torbjørn Kjosvold from the Norwegian Defence does a great job at this. In this Photo Of The Day, we have snipers from the Norwegian Telemark Battalion during an exercise in Oslo. There isn’t much information about what’s going on, but I think the photos are quite telling anyway?
Below: Spotting, observing, judging distances and taking notes are key to a good plan and execution.
The Norwegian Telemark Bataljon is a mechanized infantry battalion established in 1993 and stationed at Rena, Hedmark. HK416N below.
Norway uses the H&K HK417 as a sniper rifle and designated marksman rifle along the Barrett MRAD in .338 Lapua Magnum.
For more on the HK417, check here: Heckler & Koch HK417 with Schmidt & Bender.
Shooting from a tripod is not as easy as it looks, but far easier than shooting off-hand, especially with heavy rifles like these.
Source: Torbjørn Kjosvold / Forsvaret. Norwegian Armed Forces