As everyone knows that right now, everyone tighten their belts and budgets not related to the basic functions have narrowed to a trickle. It happened to me so surprising that request not to call on professionals to take official photographs but with people within the organization, among other things myself because no one else has more to skill to get this task.
This feature official photographer implies a certain ease in placement inside the subjects, taking the moment, controlling the lights settings. And he must have good equipment to reduce the importance of the constraint. What I am not and did not have.
Yes, this request is accompanied by the use of personal equipment. Photos must be perfect because they are highly symbolic official events that will be archived forever. I am not allowed to miss a shot ... I am thinking about official shacking hands which is a basic but not the easiest thing to achieve when you are surrounded by officials, VIP and so on ... I am not yet at this level to offer this skill. I am used to be very discreet in nature. The role of photographer covering an event implies that we must slide into the corners and at the ready for action. It is not given to everyone to do this while controlling his photography boxes.
I do not know if one of you has faced this situation? And what is the decision that was taken? What do you think? Should I accept it as a challenge? Or just deny it? What is certain is that I want to keep that passion as a pleasure and not an obligation.
To conclude my post, I should say that this is a new additional task in my job description and I have to perform it with the existing tasks.
Photo credits: Digikhmer.