Sometimes people think I am a reporter. They want to introduce me to other people who have more logistics and information than them.
While that is often nice to get more information about the story, and get quotes for my cutlines, it isn't always necessary.
The other day Allan Anderson wanted to do just that, get me to someone "higher up."
However, I didn't need anything more than some photographs of him setting up this nativity.
But in light of being polite, I went through the motions for a couple minutes before I again greeted him outside.
He then realized what my goal was and let me just tag along.
With that, more often than not, I want to talk and get to know people more on my assignments. Other times I just want it to be silent and do my job of shooting.
It goes back and forth everyday what I like more. Sometimes I want it one way and it's that way, other days it's the complete opposite. But that's what I love about this job and makes it challenging.