In 2008, a daily newspaper in Medan city accepted me to work as a photojournalist. I was equipped with a camera, although I didn’t have an individual vehicle to capture straight news or spot news moments as quickly as possible, beside that I must managed my time also as a student of journalism campus.
I start my day by the public transportation supported or walked. Although, my curiosity basically burns on my spirit beside as a mass media worker with the photojournalism function and much limitations were basically growth up my intuitions to faces every situation.
On the first day of works, I got an assignment form the redaction desk to covering about the student’s demonstration at a university in Medan, Indonesia. After arrived, I got the information if the students as demonstrators’ anger was ignited, followed by the destruction’s cases of that campus facilities.
I am the only one photographer who arrived in the end of that demonstration series, I arrived at the final situation which explained about a loudspeakers tool of the demonstran which lying on the floor were fully with the shards glasses pieces.
Not only about that’s while captioning the files process, I have been understanding if the date information of that gear correctly or isn’t ready to used. The information was found wrong inside the digital file metadata. Basically, that is the first time of me to use the digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera, then before I only used the conventional SLR camera.
Finally, I explained the information to the editor than also explained my testimony information by the caption for accurate data where I’ve been witnessed.