The core of a great news photo…
Dammit Johnson, we’ll make a photojournalist out of you yet! You finally did something right!
I did, Boss?
Sure. When I sent you out to shoot the Business Secretary yesterday I didn’t dream you’d manage to get so many shots of him eating an apple.
Er, you liked that, did you Boss?
I LOVED it. You nailed him! Now, if he ever tries to deny being an apple-eater, we’ve got him dead to rights.
Plus, readers are crazy about shots of folks eating apples. Just look here. Actress Darryl Hannah, golfer Tiger Woods, astronaut Karen Nyberg, a fashion model….
Whew, that’s a real relief, Boss! Because I wasn’t positive I made the right decision, shooting all those apple photos….
Really? What do you mean, Johnson?
Well, the guy wasn’t wearing any pants, he had on red stiletto heels, and he was dragging a freshly slaughtered goat. I’m glad to hear the apple shots were the right way to go.
Johnson! Come back here so I can stab you!
Above combo and lower left: Britain’s Business Secretary Peter Mandelson eats an apple as he arrives at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills in central London, January 7, 2010. REUTERS/Alastair Grant/Pool
Combo on right: Assorted REUTERS photos of apple-eaters.