We like to blog about things like this (or this) because we care about the pictures and because we feel that the pictures make a difference and we want both of you who read this to see it. Maybe, as in this case, a photographer brought in the story idea or had an idea to make a regular assignment into a multimedia slideshow or video. But we get sent to regular, daily assignments too just like all newspaper photographers everywhere. Groundbreakings are a perfect example. Newspaper photographers have been sent to groundbreaking ceremonies since the beginning of groundbreakings. I went to one on Monday in Norman.
Here’s a “behind the scenes” moment of a person arranging the dignitaries for their official groundbreaking picture.
I always try not to get a boring picture. I try to look for a picture that doesn’t feel as posed as groundbreaking pictures are designed to feel. Sometimes my idea makes the paper and sometimes it doesn’t.