The photo you don’t get is the one when you don’t have your camera. Sometimes students will tell me that they are photojournalism majors, but they won’t have their cameras with them in class. Part of being a photographer is having the camera with you. That way you’re ready for those unexpected photo opportunities. “Who’s a photjournalism student who has a camera today?” I asked the day when a panel was going to talk about getting published. Derek Gilliam had his camera. So he got the photo assignment — taking a photo of the panel that I could use in my blog. 

The photo you don’t get is the one when you don’t have your camera.

Sometimes students will tell me that they are photojournalism majors, but they won’t have their cameras with them in class. Part of being a photographer is having the camera with you. That way you’re ready for those unexpected photo opportunities.

“Who’s a photjournalism student who has a camera today?” I asked the day when a panel was going to talk about getting published.

Derek Gilliam had his camera. So he got the photo assignment — taking a photo of the panel that I could use in my blog. 

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