Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Satisfaction

I've been away from the keyboard for several weeks now. It almost seems as though the previous picture spoke to how busy I've been lately. (btw...is it me or has there been a bevy of single finger salutes on photog websites? #2 getting the #1, TVPhotog is loved by his sister, and Jorge is making friends all over hippieville.)

When I was finally able to return to the world of photogblogs, I noticed I was having a different sweeps outcome than some of my lens toting brethren.

I've been without a reporter for the last 3 months. I've been riding solo on the morning shift trying to find live talk-backs, covering house fires, and car crashes. Double that up with things being really slooooooow in Michiana, and you have a photographer scouring for ideas.

Thankfully, I came up with some. Even more thankfully they turned out great.

I'm sure it's been done before but I pitched a series of stories about things that happen overnight. Since I was without reporter I got to do these on my own taking some time to do them right.

This job is so cool at times. Here is what I did:
  • I got to roam the presses at our sister daily newspaper.
  • I got to ride shotgun with two of South Bend's police officers on the 3rd shift.(Thanks Jim and Sheldon)
  • I got a box of the finest Belgian pastries this side of the St. Joseph river
  • I got to wash it all down with some frest milk.
In and of themselves these stories may be mundane. However, they all gave me a chance get to know a person and tell their story in an intersting creative way.

Of course they don't post overnight stories at the double duece, so I won't be able to stimulate the cerebrum more than with a few dozen words.

5 comments:

Luther said...

Whoa!!!
Eight Meat Plant Workers Claim Lotto Jackpot

*Link: http://blog.tp.org/billd/archives/2006/02/too_honest.htmlWhoa!!!

Luther said...

BTW: they have some cool stories today

FTOJRLST said...

Who is this luther guy? I've seen these goofy comments on Bluedog, Lenslinger, Yours and others. It's starting to piss me off.

Makes me want to shoot one to him.


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FTOJRLST said...

Oh yeah, thanks for the shout out!

Luther said...

Did you see this it is scary

Gov. Rounds Signs Bill Banning Most S.D. Abortions