Saturday, May 26, 2007

Photos from the Reggae show

Excuse my blog ignorance

So in case you haven't figured it out by now. I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to blogs layouts. My text is all over the place and in the last blog I have two photos overlapping. You have to excuse me. I also am not sure how to edit blogs after they have been posted. I'll take the time to try and figure that out later, but for now this can serve as my update. Here are a couple photos from earlier this week.

Things are getting better

Yesterday was a much more eventful day that the first two. I had a noon assignment to shoot the adventure desk at Circus Circus. Went pretty well except I got ripped a new one by some lady. I was being polite and I asked permission to shoot from everyone before, not really sure why since I don't have to, but I was being courteous. So I asked this guy "do you mind if I take your picture for the RGJ?" He said of course not. And then I turned to his wife and asked her and she freaked out! She started yelling "No I don't want my picture taken, I'm all pictured out this week and don't you dare take my photo..." and on and on. So I said, "No problem, I don't have to take your photo I'll just focus on your husband." She started huffing because apparently she didn't want her husbands photo taken either. But none the less I started shooting him. And then the crazy lady decides to hop in front of the camera, but that wasn't a big deal, I just shot tight on her husband and blocked her out. Mostly she just made me laugh.

After that I came back and edited the photos. I was done by one and my next assignment wasn't until 5:30. I asked Tim whether he wanted me to go out and drive around and find something or stay in the office and wait to see if something happened. He told me to hang out for a little while. So I came back and sat at my desk and read some news. Then Candace was going out to the fire and Tim told her to take me so I went with. We got out there and realized that 90% of the workers are inmates who were very excited to see two pretty girls, and to make it worse, Candace was in a skirt. I was amazed at how they just starred at us. Even if we made eye contact with them they didn't turn their heads like most people would.

We got back and hung out in the office for a bit and then it was time for me to cover the protest in front of city hall. Went over there, but it wasn't all that great. I got a couple photos that were alright

Today was a good day as well. I had an assignment that I was actually really excited about. One of the Boy Scouts troops was at Our Mother of Sorrows placing flags on veterans graves. I went and followed them around for about an hour and got a few photos that I really liked.

Now I'm heading to a concert. OHHHHH good news. I bought two news lenses. I got a 17-35 and a 75-300. I'm really excited. More to come.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Day 2

Today I got to come into work at noon. So it was great sleeping in, but I'm already equally as bored as yesterday and it's only been 30 min. I came in and there are no assignments on my desk which is slightly disappointing. I'm going out with Liz tonight to cover WAC baseball at 7, so basically from now until 7 I have nothing. Let's pray for another fire and everybody else breaks their legs and can't go shoot it. Liz is checking her e-mails and stuff and then I think we are going to go drive around so that will be much better then sitting in the office. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

So this is what a real newspaper is like?

The one lesson that I have learned today is that I truly enjoy all the work I do at the Sagebrush. I mean it. Even after all the swearing and bitching about how ridiculous something might be, I truly do love it. My first day at the gazette was quite uneventful. I came in at 10 and went straight to human resources because I lost my old key so I tried to get it replaced, but of course the computer having a slow start so no luck there.

I then went and sat in the photo area from 10-12 and did nothing! Liz was working on Soundslides so I helped her out a little. But for the most part I checked my e-mail, bank account, myspace and news sites.

At noon we had a staff meeting, and then I went to my first assignment. There are two women who are holding a class for first time home buyers. So I shot a profile of the two, but it was slightly a disaster. The two women were really nice and everything, but I couldn't get them to stop laughing or moving around and finally I just gave up. The photos didn't turn out that bad though. If I figure out how to post them I will.

After the shoot I got back to the office and edited them quickly. Then I sat and waiting for something else to do. Finally at 3ish there was a fire that wasn't a big deal but I ended up going and checking it out. Got back to the office at about 4 and sat once again on my butt doing nothing. Finally as I'm packing up at 6:45, another call comes over on the scanner about a fire in Spanish Springs. So Parker said, "hey, they are light on photos, you want to check it out?" This resulted in my heading out to the fire where I ran into my sports broadcast buddies.

And after an hour and a half of overtime I am home watching tv. I'm a happy camper.