I was finishing up my AARs and found a picture from the last night of the Republican National Convention (RNC).
Quick tip for you PIOs doing field reporting: Frame your shot.
During the RNC, we found that it was critical to frame the shot. Onscene shots were particularly tough because so many activist groups had signs, chalked, or painted words that are inappropriate for pictures or even worse yet, uncontrolled live broadcast hits (Periscope or FacebookLive or YouTubeLive).
Additionally, live outdoor broadcasts from the scene are challenging because it is difficult to control the natural and man-made variables.
So as PIOs we need to reduce any signs, ropes, wires, etc….that could affect your framed shot.
Trust me, reduce the amount of variables to a bare minimum.
Focus your energy in delivering your message. #PIO