This is something we’ve all faced in the field: trying to convince someone to be interviewed for a story.
I’ve heard all the excuses, “I’m not dressed for it”, “My makeup needs to be touched up”, “My friends will laugh at me.”
I always joked when I covered the Police Beat that the SWAT guys sure were tough with all their equipment on, but ran for shelter when the camera came out.
Anyway, I digress.
But what happens when someone walks into your shot and doesn’t want to be on camera?
Umm, yeah. I always told people the camera doesn’t shoot flames, at least to most people that is.