Being a creative opportunist means being light on your feet.
Colemen Wilson Photography
WITH A POCKET full of notes and a fully charged battery I stepped out to shoot a segment for the upcoming MatadorTV vlog.
Three blocks from the rally I heard the garbled, triumphant chants banging from building to building and the beating of drums.
My morning video plans did not involve a massive immigration reformation rally that has drawn thousands downtown to demand equality and justice for Washington’s sizable immigrant population.
But as I rounded the corner to see the crowd cheering I knew that my plans had to change.
Being a creative opportunist means being light on your feet and ready to react to the unfolding situation at the drop of a hat. Abandoning my intention of interviewing travelers at Pike Place Market I wade into the crowd to begin covering the rally.
Being prepared can only go so far. A willingness to respond critically and creatively to circumstances sets the casual travel vlogger apart from the creative opportunist.
Here is my challenge to you
Grab your camera / laptop / notebook and step out into the world with the intention to discover what it is you are suppose to interact with and be inspired by.