Do you know that saying that your first intuition is probably right? There is another favorite of mine used in gambling circles by players of baccarat. “Don’t get off the horse until it dies.” This is in reference to betting method where you are betting on the “dealer” or the “player” and pressing the bet every time you win. They say you should never pull your bet until you lose it. It sounds nuts but it is sound advice.
What does this have to do with photojournalism? Well here was the plan.
I was wandering around Dupont Circle during the showing of three of the World Cup matches on big screens to a couple thousand people crowded in the D.C. park that is inside a big traffic circle. Looking for photos of reaction and dejection. I finally decided that the best course was to find a group that was really into the matches and that were being vocal and animated. I found a good group.
The score was 1-0 in favor of England over the U.S. and I figured the regardless who scored next, that the American fans I was camping on would give up some good reaction. I was there about 30 minutes, BAKING in the sun and starting to get claustrophobic in the tightly packed, sweaty crowd. It was starting to get unbearable. I had show some emotion, but nothing like I knew would come if the U.S. team scored. So I hung in there.
Then with about 4 minutes or so to go in the first half, I gave up. I simply was feeling the heat and the crowd closing in so I made my way toward the outer edge of the circle and some shade.
Yep, as you can guess, within two or 3 minutes of me leaving my prime spot. The U.S. scored. The crowd went wild, and I had no good vantage point to get the reaction.
I covered Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division that oversees nonprofit groups, during a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for Bloomberg. One of the images found the front page of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Lerner told the committee that she did nothing wrong and then invoked her Constitutional right [...]
Above is a selection of images from my coverage of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. I was on assignment for European PressPhoto Agency (EPA), one of 12 photographers covering the event for the agency. My job was to cover the inaugural parade from a position in Freedom Plaza as well as get feature images up [...]
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