As usual iRock. Today I was wiring images back to HQ by using my iPad with the CCK and a USB cable.
Above we have a d300s (left-top), iPad (left-bottom) and a D2H tethered to iPad via USB and CCK
I don’t have an iPad 3G so I had to use MiWi to tether my iPad to my iPhone 4 n then send those images out. Odds are my image with pnp candidate Granville Valentine was one of the first if not the first to go online from the nomination coverage http://jamaica-gleaner.com/latest/article.php?id=33844 . It all in part of the effort to sock it to every other media house n be number 1 :D. But mostly I’m just trying to get my work out there to increase the chances of it being published ^_^!.
So one day I head into the office check my email for my assignments and see the name Louis Farrakhan, n I was like nah it’s gotta be someone else. Later on my supervisor calls and was like don’t be late and make sure you get your shots. Then it hit me ye it’s the real deal. I head upstairs, get eyed by a bunch of different security personnel, “his security detail is insane by the way” I get in and I wait patiently for my moments. As I see em happening I get close get my images and got out. Also did some b roll video for an interview that the reporter was gonna do. You can view the video in this article on the Jamaica Gleaner Online http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20111222/lead/lead91.html
Profound sadness! This assignment was really sad and I felt like a emotional vulture once again preying on the tears of the families of the departed.
This is follow up to the story I covered a couple weeks ago with the 5 that died in the fire. I got dismissed by 3 individuals at this funeral and it’s totally understandable all i could say each tine was “sorry for for your loss and thank you for your time”. One screamed while crying “stop taking pictures please…. Please!” I died a little inside because I honestly felt her pain but I had do my job. So I backed off a bit and then set my camera in quiet mode and crank the ISO to 1600 so I could shoot without flash at about 1/60th for steady-ish photos. Here’s a photo I made before the funeral began when it was the journalist the ushers, the funeral home guys an my self there