As a photographer one of the best parts of my job is the wonderful people I get to meet and all the different things I get to photograph. One recent job was an evening social and the next day a seminar......yarn. The seminar's speaker was a former counterterrorism agent named Fred Burton and he's currently an international security expert. As he was droning on with his PowerPoint all of a sudden the lights in the room went off and in a few seconds the room was taken over by "terrorists." These "terrorist" strapped a "bomb" to one of the audience members and revealed that all the table centerpieces were also "bombs." It was quite an interactive presentation and a challenge to photograph because it was dark in the room and they wanted me to minimize my flash use. In short order the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's SWAT team came in and "killed" all the bad guys, rescued the audience and disarmed all the "bombs." Then Mr. Burton never missed a beat as he continued his presentation. After the presentation I was also fortunate to get a copy of one of Fred Burton's books and really liked it tremendously and now I'm enjoying his other book. The first book I read, "Chasing Shadows," is the story of Fred's lifelong quest to bring an assassin to justice, I recommend it highly. His other book: "Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent" which I am reading now is also excellent. So I'm thinking you never know where a job might lead you. I was thinking this would be a regular boring seminar and it ended up being very informative, fascinating and interactive. My client asked that I not post any of the pictures online so that is why there is no image for this blog post.