When Pamela Anderson takes part in a PETA political protest outside the Legislative buildings in the streets of Toronto you can be assured of at least one thing – lots of different pro news photographers will be getting together for the scrum. I personally love events like this when local newspaper photographers have to bump up against the wire guys who bump up against the paparazzi for positioning. There is usually little planning to these protest photo ops, and with the bad weather this was only going to end up being a bit of a free-for-all among the assembled media. Thankfully on this day, I anticipated this and managed to stay ahead of the pack and guess the correct spot where Ms. Anderson would likely end up.
Does photographer POSITION in the media scrum really matter? Your damn right it does. I seriously doubt I pull off the above photos of Pamela Anderson and the baby seal without first jockeying for a front shooting position.