One in the crowd
Playing catch up here on the blog. I've been on the road quite a bit for fun and business, so I am trying to get back to where I left off.
On Monday, I was called to shoot the US Senior Men's National Team play Brazil in a pre-Olympic exhibition basketball game for Getty Images. Little did I know it would turn into a longer day than planned as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were also scheduled to appear.
Their court-side seats made for tight security and unexpected logistics - a bit more hectic than originally planned for all. Floor space was limited and there were many restrictions I wasn't expecting.
But as we do daily as photojournalists, I made do with what I was dealt. The craziness of the day made me miss the spontaneity of news that I often don't get to experience as often in sports.
I must note, it was also humbling sitting next to some of the elite Washington political photographers, many whom said they hadn't shot a basketball game in years, if ever. Makes you appreciate all they've covered in the world that much more.
With that, good luck to all in London. Should be a good show for the Olympics.