From: Matt Walters, Photojournalist, KFSN-TV
I’m not sure if this has been submitted before, but I thought I would pass it along anyway. It’s my favorite alternative use for traffic cones. If you’re set up for a live shot and the sprinkers go off, just grap one (or more) of your orange friends, and drop them on top of the sprinkler head. It takes care of the immediate problem, and saves your butt if you don’t have time (or the patience) to move. Obviously, this isn’t the most high-tech tip, but it has saved me more than a few times.