One of my gripes, though, is the edit after it's all been shot. I debate back and forth between the beautiful/graphic images and the images that tell a story. Because space is often limited in the newspaper, I have to try and tell a story in 5 images, which means some of my favorite photos get kicked to the curb. (Or in this story's case, the photos filled with blood and guts from the 3.5 hours of kidney removal and implant surgery didn't pass the *Kellogg's Test and got kicked to the curb.)
*ie Would John Smith spit out his Frosted Mini-Wheats when he opens the paper in the morning and sees a kidney in a bloody pan? Um, yes, that's a possibility.
Here are some photos I like that didn't make my small newspaper edit.
also, I just got this sweet email: