One of my tasks as communications specialist at the Liverpool Public Library is capturing the flavor of events through the lens of the little sure-shot Canon they provided for the job.
Better than the iPhone 6 for this blog, yes, in most cases, I’ve found as I go back and edit the digital copies on my work Mac and then post them on the LPL’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram accounts.
For the biggest events, I also write a news release, pick my best picture, and sent them off through Constant Contact to Liverpool’s local weekly.
Such was the case for last week’s Tie Dye on the Lawn, an afternoon in which 400 patrons showed up to combine their imagination T-shirts and our rubber bands and dye to create a take-home, wearable treasure.
Then I hold my breath until I get the paper with my work mail subscription come Thursday.
Yesterday was pretty cool for this old news hound.
To use the language that came out of my mouth the 30 years I worked at the big daily: A1, above the fold.
My photo, with the words I sent them.
I knew the editor and/or reporter over there liked it, because I’d seen it posted on the organization’s web site the night prior.
Still, to see it on newsprint, where I could pick it up and smell the ink. Yes, I did. Back in the day, I had my share of stories in the front page, but this is the first time a picture I took ever made it to A1. So, career advancement.
And as nice as that shot may be, I don’t think it’s the best of the many I’ve taken since I joined the LPL staff in May.
How about this girl taking a break from the Calling All Superheroes session, which I posted on our Instagram account, for instance?
Just wondering which you might like better.
And feeling good about the ink.
If you’re curious, the Liverpool Public Library social media handles are:
YouTube: Liverpool Public Library
Or click to them from the library’s home page.
Which photo do you like better, and why? If you’ve checked out any of my other library photos, which do you like, and why? What would you like me to photograph, and why?>/em>