Got questioned by an idiot from a sorta local paper who wanted to know if I "always step in front of other photographers" because I "ruined three of his pictures." This was a military send off, like 400 soldiers, each one had their moment on stage, plus prob twice as many family members at least, ya know, the kind of thing that has an infinite number of shots. First of all, this thing was kinda like a big media free for all anyway...I was the only one with balls to go on stage...I do this frequently, my job is tell a story, and 15 seconds of me shooting wont kill anyone...I am normally courteous (sp) to folks, esp those are in my line of work roughly. I know a still photogs job is to get that one shot that tells the story, but in my opinion, if you cant get at least two or three at a thing like this, then you suck...it is a small town paper too. I always get the bit of nervousness, but, did not back down, I pointed out to him the hundreds of soldiers, how I didnt mean to, etc, then wished him a good day after he promised to "ruin shots of mine." You have to be agressive when getting the story, not after the fact by being an a**hole. I know hes an idiot, I prob should have been a bit more "accomodating" to the prob 30 diff still shooters, from family to dailies, but jesus, I have a job to do too. It took them almost an hour to go through all of them and I was up there for a super small portion of that. Cant wait to see this idiot out on a story again...