Day one of the NPPA multimedia immersion program is over. We started at 8 a.m. and it's after 9 p.m. now. I'm pooped. We got so much information, I can't even see straight. Soundslides, video, ethics...today was a long one. We got our assignments and I've chosen to do an audio slideshow. Video was the other option but I figure audio slideshows would be more useful for me right now. Still photographers are not just still photographers anymore. We are visual storytellers and to keep up with this ever-growing, competitive industry, you have to be savvy in a variety of mediums. My assignment is a day in the life of a local bakery. We have tomorrow afternoon to shoot and gather sound and the next day to process it all, turn it into a stellar presentation and show it the other 39 photojournalists in this workshop, one of whom is Carolyn Cole, a Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer who has been called the best in the world. She's a speaker here but is also taking the same immersion program as Sam and I to learn more about video. I tell you, it's pretty intimidating. Among the other famous photogs are several from Getty Images. I had no idea who would be here and I'm scared shitless to show my stuff. I decided that I will shoot in the afternoon tomorrow but also get up at 4 a.m. Friday to go to the bakery to shoot the morning bread baking rituals. So, I'm going to bed now.