As a precursor to Free Comic Book Day tomorrow, I profiled a comic book store manager who has been in the business for 20 years.
It took me a few minutes to muster up the courage to walk in to the store and ask to take photos and conduct an interview, but the staff and customers were both appreciative and inviting. It took the manager and staff members about an hour to get comfortable with the presence of a camera. To break the ice, I sprawled out on the floor in the middle of the store and began shooting photos. One of the staff members said 'Wow, he's really getting into it!' After that, everybody stopped looking at the camera or moving out of the way and I basically became invisible, which is great as a photojournalist.
I used a hand-held voice recorder for the interview and Audacity to edit the audio for the slide show.