Sometimes going after stories that’s newsworthy is difficult on my end because you actually have to take off your emotions hat and become a reporter and ask the questions that’s relevant to what people want to know.
Yesterday I saw Trayvon’s dad Tracy Martin and wife arriving to Washington D.C. to testify on Capitol Hill. When doing video, these type of questions have to be very delicate because you are normally dealing with people who didn’t ask to be in this position, but then again it’s still a news story and I have to cover it.
As far as sales go with video or photos of normal people who’s story becomes newsworthy, usually the sales are only good for a day or maybe a week. Unlike celebrity photos which can last months at a time and the residual sales keep coming in the mail week after week. I like to call those photos mail box money.