I had an assignment to make images of a few prominent community members guest bartending to help raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project.
My editor sent over the assignment information and said who they needed images of. I had the luxury of it being the final assignment so I was able to get there early and stay late.
As I was making my images I noticed a very intense game of shuffle board going on over at the other side of the bar.
Again with the luxury of ample time, I quickly ran over to make a few images of the game, trying to showcase all the different aspects of this one event.
The image may not have been specifically laid out in my assignment but it fit well with the rest of the take and gave another dimension to the story.
When I approach an assignment I want to create a story. Anything can be photographed in a way that helps create a narrative. Being able to capture all those moments is both the responsibility and plight of the photojournalist.
But that plight is one reason I love it so much.
Until next time, take care!