Sometimes it can be mind boggling when you have to decide whether to take photos or do video when you only get one opportunity. Here’s a scenario where I thought long but thought wrong.
It’s an event that I knew Bill Clinton was at and he would be leaving through the front entrance so I decided to pick up my video camera because Bill usually talks and is very witty. Of course I’m looking for the conversation because during election time anything a politician says, it ends up usually doing well as far as sales, and as we know, everybody loves Bill. Here’s where I make the big mistake though, I also knew his daughter Chelsea Clinton was inside, and I had information that she was wearing a cast on her foot. Now anytime a picture can tell a story, your better off using your camera and photographing it than doing video. To make matters worse, Chelsea came out in a beautiful pink dress, and as you know I love it when woman wear anything colorful because that makes me see $$$ signs.
After getting the video of the two together, I honestly felt like throwing my video camera across the street because I knew I messed up. In my mind I knew it would have been a good (two shot) of father & daughter together. That’s a photo that not too many photographers have, especially of them on the street. The word two shot is something we use a lot. You’ll hear me say it when referring to a couple walking together or mother & daughter, or even just two important subjects in the same photo. End result, my video sucked because Bill didn’t even end up talking because a crowd gathered around and his secret service kept everyone at bay. Lesson learned here today, when a female is involved, PHOTOS PHOTOS PHOTOS!