A day in the life of a photojournalist. Some days are slow. Many are non-stop. Assignments can be spontaneous and range in topics. That keeps the job interesting.
Yesterday was no exception. I went to the high school to get art for a story on College GO Week. There weren’t a lot of photogenic opportunities. I was told that teachers were invited to wear shirts from their colleges. I found a teacher that would let me sit in on his class for a little bit to get a few shots of him is his Purdue apparel.
Shortly after getting back in the office, a call came over the police scanner for a house fire in a neighboring town. I rushed down there since the dispatcher kept calling in more and more departments to help fight the blaze. As it turns out, this home predates the Civil War and was a stop in the Underground Railroad.
Covering the fire made me late to a tennis match but I got there in time to get a few shots of the final matches.
After that, I had to rush back to the office to make sure I got all of the photos edited and in the system before deadline.
Busy days are fun days as long as you have enough time to devote to each assignment.