I was at a press conference for the new Nissan GT-R last October where Usain Bolt was a special guest. Featuring the Olympic gold medal winner who just happens to be very camera friendly was a great way to get the media to take note of a new car. The event was packed with more journalists in one location than I've seen for a while before or since.
Needless to say, it was quite difficult to secure a good location and there was no room to move once you did. Changing lenses was a non-starter in this tight space, so I made do with what I had. Unfortunately, what I had was not quite wide enough and I ended up missing a shot that would have been perfect when the moment came and went.
I was a bit disappointed that I missed what would have been a great shot. My colleague was smart enough to have a wide lens ready and was able to get a shot that was awesome in my opinion. I spent a few minutes reflecting on what I could have done to get the better shot while I was going through my images from the event. After looking through them, I thought these were good enough. Not the perfect shot that I would have wanted, but good enough.
I spent a little extra time at the event after everyone had gone home. I decided to see if there was anything else to shoot that might compliment the story. Suddenly, Bolt went back on stage to pose for some friends and I was presented with a rare moment when he was doing it for himself, not for the press. In the end, everything really worked out. Simply by sticking around to try and get just a little bit more, I ended up with what I think was my top shot of the event.