The food wasn't bad actually - stir fried chicken fillet, fried fish, beef curry, curry potatoes and stir fried vegetables.
Photographing some important people, whom I don't really know who they are.
Of course, the bodyguards aren't too impressed with us photographers. One of them even said - "Can't your lens even zoom?"
It's an absolute No No to photograph your Prime Minister or other VIPs while they're eating. It doesn't look nice, and on top of that, you're bound to get screwed.
And the speeches begin.
One of the ministers giving his speech.
The problem is that you're also competing with a horde of press photographers with 1D cameras and white L lenses. They blast off at 10 frames per second and use flash like a sledgehammer, effectively denying other photographers the opportunity to photograph something.
I wasn't keen to blast off my D3 at 9fps however. It would kill off the SB900 which I was using for bounce flash.
You have to follow the PM to his car and see him off. He's taking some time to read the report and speak with the VIPs.
Well, that's about it for now. I hope I've been able to give you an insight into the work that I do. It's not easy (and admittedly I still suck at it), but I try my very best nonetheless.