I usually cover news and politics.
My earliest memory of photography is the smell of the yellow wrapping from a roll of 120 Kodak Tri-X Film.
I taught myself to photograph with some basics from my father when I was 9 years old.
It was a revelation to me that a picture could be captured and transmitted around the world by wire or radio - so the idea of shooting something and sharing it with the world was a huge pull in wanting to become a photographer.
My first Reuters assignment was to shoot pictures of a Swedish pop band who were visiting a school in Kent. It turned out that the guy who organised the visit was none other than my old music teacher.
The assignment that left the biggest mark on me was covering the death of Nelson Mandela. I’ve never seen queues so long of people who turned out to pay their respects.
Photojournalism is important because someone who is trusted has to show the world what happened.
My biggest lesson has been that while sometimes it is important to shoot close, sometimes it’s better to step back.
My advice to any photojournalist starting now would be get up early and always carry a camera. Always.