Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Hot Slow News Day

I'm sure it wasn't for lack of trying by the assignment desk, but I had a slow day at work yesterday. Only left the lot for lunch (spicy tuna roll and udon noodle soup) and I guess I shouldn't complain, but slow days make for long days at work.

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It used to drive me crazy to sit around while my fellow news people were out on assignments.

Honestly, it still does.

Since these slow days are a lot more rare than they used to be, it has been easier to just roll with it and try to find something productive to do.

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Yeah, just not too productive.

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With a wealth of on-air talent and even a few behind the scenes mostly willing co-workers to annoy, I decided to log some time shooting with my Canon EOS-M camera.

The EOS-M has largely taken over for my 5D-MKII as a day to day walk around camera.  The picture quality is good enough that I don't miss lugging the big camera around.

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You have to realize that there was a certain amount of respect I got with the full size gear that I have to earn with the "M", but I kind of expect that the only way to make up for that by taking good photos.

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Well, I'm doing the best I can.

I have to say, that's a lot easier when I'm out in the field and just documenting what's happening in front of me.

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Still, you don't get better at taking still pictures if you don't know your gear.  I spent quite a few years snapping shots with the big camera.

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I'm no expert, but I know how to make pictures with the 5D MkII and it's going to take me a minute to learn the quirks (and strengths) of my little camera.

So, while I'm doing that, I'll just keep doing what I've always done.

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Annoy people while they're trying to do their job.

(just kidding, but, heh-heh, maybe a little)

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Really, what I'll do is wait for something interesting to happen so I can go out and do my job as a news photographer.

In the weather we've been having lately, I shouldn't have to wait too long.

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