Our annual work holiday party is coming up soon and the various department heads started complaining that our building never has any event pictures up on the company website like our sister buildings do. Events like Family Day, Summer picnics, etc. These events, like the holiday party are held by the individual buildings within the company.
Well yesterday i was asked if I would take the pictures at the upcoming party. I pointed out that I'd be happy to but without an external flash I would be limited. But that i would still do so if they liked.
As a joke I printed out the adds from KEH, Amazon, B&H and Adorama to show the price range of flashes, both used and new. I circled a few that fit my camera ranging in price from $100 to $225 and handed it in to the event committee and told them "Buy me a flash and I'll be the event photographer"
This morning my building administrator came into my office with one of the flashes circled and said he would authorize up to $150.00 out of petty cash for the flash. Any more I would have to pay myself.
Guess who will be taking the pictures from now on? It doesn't hurt that I usually have a camera with me, but now they'll expect the Olympus DSLR with it's company flash on it. At least I get to keep it between events.