Like many workers in many businesses we’re being asked to do more with less. To use our time effectively. We asked to work smarter and harder.
So, it’s always nice to get a “two-fer” out of a photo assignment. That is, getting two different sets of photos when only one had been planned.
My original assignment was to photograph a U.S. Forest Service campground for a story on campground fees. Trouble was, all the local campgrounds are still closed for the winter.
A 30-mile drive, a 16-ounce, non-fat, extra-hot latté, a strobe, a Pocket Wizard and a 16-35 mm lens netted me this photo:
Hardly a portfolio image but it’s what could be done on short notice.
On my way back to town I came upon a cement truck wreck. Pretty visual, what with the truck on its side and cement oozing from the hopper. Luckily the driver wasn’t seriously hurt.
I shot a short video of the accident so that really makes it a “three-fer.”
On top of that, I shot what I thought was a humorous sign at a campground and tweeted it. So I’ll count that as a “half.” That makes it a “three and half-er” from what was originally one assignment yesterday.
Yep. Doing more, using my time effectively and working harder. Hopefully the bosses will be happy.