Hey guys. I have managed to pick the most exciting (and depressing) time to work for Macworld. Today, Steve Jobs died. It was shocking, heartbreaking, and extremely newsworthy. My assignment was to go down to the Apple Store in downtown SF and take photos of the mourners. Now, let’s go to Lauren’s brain at the moment I got the assignment.
“OMG! Great! A photo assignment! Yes! I am going to kick a—WAIT A MINUTE! I don’t have my camera today! And the equipment lab is closed! AAAHHHH!”
Luckily, my wonderful EiC lent me his iPhone 4 to shoot the event. This was by far the most challenged I have ever been in a photojournalism assignment. The iPhone 4 camera is great…in broad daylight. Not in twilight/full night with only the iridescent bulbs from the Apple store to light your mourners.
But I persisted! And I think I did pretty OK. And I would like to thank the iOS 5 developers for adding the easy-access camera feature because it got me this shot–>
Goodnight, and I have to make coffee tomorrow!