News, but not the serious kind
Two, four, six, eight, Eddie’s shots are really great!
Blog Guy, you write a lot about photojournalism. Is that a good career?
The very best, except for blogging.
High praise indeed! What’s the single best thing about the job?
That’s easy. The cheerleaders! All news photographers have pro cheerleaders who stand behind them at events and do supportive cheers while the shooters snap away. Here, look at this photo from a Lakers game.
I don’t believe that for an instant.
It’s true! Just watch the next presidential news conference or NATO Summit or hurricane or whatever, and watch for the pompoms and skimpy outfits.
Wait. What if a photographer can’t afford a cheerleader?
Now you’re just being silly. That’s what expense accounts are for.
Los Angeles Laker Girls perform behind photographers on the sidelines during Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic in Los Angeles June 7, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake