They are the same, but different, outside of the obvious difference, of course.
He is Canon, she is Nikon but they are both photographers.
Jim Wilkes and Michelle Shephard's path to photography was much different. Jim was a photographer first who early on discovered he could write. Michelle Shephard, a writer, whose beat and the expense of covering it meant she had to pick up the camera, discovered she had an eye.
Their beats mean they both cover a lot of ground. He puts a lot of miles on a Ford Fusion and she collects a lot of air miles.
They are both based out of Toronto, but their work is rarely in Toronto or about Toronto. It is mostly about what interests the people of Toronto.
Jim covers the Greater Toronto Area, basically everything but Toronto, Beat and Michelle covers the Terror beat.
Here are their favourites from 2011, notice that the Toronto place line is nowhere to be found.
JIM WILKES - @newsboy
MISSISSAUGA - Alexander Palubjak, 5, gets relief from 30 Celcius plus temperatures at a splash pad at Mississauga's Lake Aquitaine Park. Kids and their parents beat the heat at pools and splash pads across the city. July 12, 2011.