I'm only a week into May and I've shot more sports this past week than I did all of April. I cannot complain though, I love it.
This week, I shot some more track and field. This time instead of a couple hours shooting, it was my second of four assignments and I had less than an hour to produce.
I should preface, my four assignment day last week was long and exhausting. But I totally miss that hectic, chaotic life I once had when interning and freelancing at a major metro.
Multiple deadlines throughout the day, transmitting on the go, hectic, multiple assignment days, traveling around the Baltimore-Washington corridor. It was what I thought things would always be like.
While things are still busy, and hectic at times, it's nowhere near like it used to be. It's not much of a rush as I remembered.
Now I have one deadline at the end of the night, two to three assignments on average and travel is basically non-existent outside of Utah County.
So when I saw the budget last Wednesday I was excited to have the day I was going to have.
I would have to work fast, produce compelling images and then quickly move onto the next assignment.
The day was long, yet fun. While I decided there was no need to transmit from the field, I did end up toning, captioning and dumping 25 images in 35 minutes from my four assignment, all before deadline.
I did however: miss two meals, get covered in sand, listen to an entire arena echo of screaming children for more than an hour, chase down a subject for their name, get home late, and then had up early the next day to do it all again.
But I wouldn't trade it for anything - It was a great day.