Archive for Photojournalism

November 4, 2010 – Lesson Learned

Posted in Snapshot365 with tags , , , , , on November 4, 2010 by AZSalsman

November 4, 2010I learned a lesson today.  I was out for a walk at lunchtime today with my camera when I came across these protesters. I had actually heard them chanting their cause long before I visually spotted them but it was enough to pique my curiosity.  So, unlike me, I wandered up to check out what the strike or protest was all about and take my daily photo of an event of the day.

After a couple snaps, the union leader (at least, that is who I assume that he is) and his two henchmen, suddenly approached me and, in a rather rude and curt manner, told me to point my camera in the other direction.

Their big concern was protection of their peeps as some feel uncomfortable having their pictures captured in this manner.  Fair enough.  I had not taken that into consideration – despite of my non-commercial intentions.  I will need to remember next to ask permission next time. I figure this, though, is a good compromise as it does not identify the individuals involved.  [Sigh] Such is the life of a photojournalist trying to tell a story yet remembering legalities, protocol and still communicating the facts with an emotional attraction.

It turns out they were making a statement about Adobe Drywallers not paying the going rate for their trade.

I then went on to complete my walk and take in a breath of fresh air.

September 28, 2010 – A Picture of the Injury

Posted in Snapshot365 with tags , , , , , , , on September 28, 2010 by AZSalsman

September 28, 2010I have trying to figure out a way of pictorially recording my injury without embarrassment to myself or being repulsive to your, the viewer’s, eyes.  I figured this might record the memory, at least.  This is the tale end of what is effectively a second round of gauze, bandages, and ointment.  We just both ANOTHER $20-$30 of the stuff (it ain’t cheap).

I don’t know what hurts more: the initial injury or peeling the tape of my, oh so fragile and dainty skin.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f7.1 | 0.4 | ISO100

Then there is a matter of pride as twice a day, I get a redressing by my wife. (okay, bad pun – I had better sign off before I become the butt of my own jokes)