Working on our motorways as our traffic officers do, leaves little opportunity for any sort of photography amidst speeding traffic and the dangers of the highway.
The most was made of a training day for these traffic officers from the Milnrow Outstation on the busy M62 motorway between Manchester and Leeds, by photographing the training for inclusion in future publications.
Taking advantage of any available opportunity pays dividends. It is always the case that when deadlines loom suitable images are never available, particularly in circumstances involving manpower and equipment. Moreso, when operating in dangerous situations where accidents can be fatal if mistakes are made.
Creating the photographs between training sessions, or even introducing a ‘second placement’ of equipment for the benefit of the camera whilst not interfering with the flow of the day where up to a dozen people are taking part and equally need their share of up time is no mean feat. The briefing at the beginning of the day and cooperation throught ensures that all the individual objectives are achieved by all parties and the client gets delivered his expectations as well as those ‘extras’ that make the whole excercise so worthwhile.