A hand holds two prescription pills. Since October 20222, shortages on name-brand Adderall have affected residents in Tarrant County and beyond. (Cristian ArguetaSoto | Fort Worth Report)

I captured my favorite image of the week on April 3

This is the lead image for a story that talked about an adderall shortage nationwide and the impact it may have on people with ADHD.

Because of busy schedules, the photo for the story was in limbo, and deadline was looming. Improvisation was needed. In the middle of working on my long list of assignments, I sprang into action and pulled out my camera.

I asked around the newsroom if anyone had any sort of medication — any. One person did. So, I said, “I need you to hold some of it in the palm of your hand for a photo.” They agreed.

This experience goes to show the flexibility newsroom photographers need to have and the last-minute, quick-on-our-feet mentality photographers are trained for.

From pills on a hand to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, our photojournalist at the Fort Worth Report captured the diversity of events through images of the week. If you have events or photo opportunities, contact community engagement journalist Cristian ArguetaSoto at cristian.arguetasoto@fortworthreport.org or on Twitter.

  • Security Engagement Officer Vicky Vergara
  • Members of a statewide school violence prevention group
  • Tanglewood Elementary School
  • Security Engagement Officers Tracy Carter, left, and Vicky Vergara

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Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...