I work for a highly visited news web portal that covers many stories in the region.
One of my “favourite” clients asks for the photographer to come and visit the opening of a digitally mapped and marked trail on one of the local hills (an hour’s ride from our working space) that their company was sponsoring. It was considered urgent since the client said they didn’t have any other photographer and someone had to cover the story.
Our photographer, in order to take the most beautiful sceneries and panoramas, makes an extra effort and during the event climbs up the hill without equipment, spends the whole day in the mountains covering the story, gets in a life danger twice, and brings us the best photo in the end.
Eventually, the client sends their own photographs and video content.
When asked why we don’t use our photographer’s content, they said “too much greenery and there were none of our managers.”
Have you ever had to put in the work and not have it recognized?