|Retired teacher, Cathy|
|Prayer being shared by union members|
|One of the union leaders speaking about the importance of unions in the US|
When walking by an interesting crowd, don't pull out your car keys and head home, pull out your camera and check out the scene instead.
I was prompted to stop at a gathering of union workers in front of City Hall for my librarian friend in Wisconsin, Debbie Jo. She's been putting a lot of effort into attending the rallies in Wisconsin and sharing information with friends near and far in a very positive way. Knowing that there's support coming from Baton Rouge is a boost. You're not alone, Debbie!
Keep your composure around big lenses and professional photographers.
How I envy the gear of photographers showing up on the scene. Beautiful lenses, powerful strobes, multiple bodies, dangling press passes, cool management of equipment. I usually have a brief, jaw dropping moment of awe, then remind myself to watch and learn while I'm doing my own thing. I can get geeky about these things sometimes.
Take the time to jot down names and get permissions.
It doesn't take long, but it's important. Here I am left not knowing who was speaking to the large group in photo 3 above so am unable to give him credit. I'd like to know to make the 'story' more complete, too.