I Heart Huckabee

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sometimes, you have to take advantage of someone's last name when it plays so well!

Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructI as looking to make a nice portrait of presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. I was with him at a town hall stop, and wanted to make a nice portrait of him.

Pre-Production:

Assignment ConstructTime was tight, as it always is with someone so strictly scheduled. The town hall was to begin in under a minute, and the candidate stepped to the side as last minute seating was taking place for the audience. I had looked around for some nominally interesting background, in anticipation of an opportunity, and there was just one place that I was happy with. My only light source was a bounced flash off a white cieling, dragging the shutter a bit with a higher than normal ISO to capture some ambient.

Assignment:

As the governor stood to the side, I asked him to look my way for a few moments, and was able to get off six frames before the thirty-second mark, when he had to be in his seat. I wasn’t looking for something significantly dramatic, but finding a setting other than a white (or grey) wall allowed for an interesting setting. I was looking to leverage my opportunity more than anything else. The space was alongside a piano against a glass wall.

Post-Production:

Normal post production and archiving was done. Nothing special.

Final Analysis:

I was pleased with the results, and will be filing it as a stock portrait of him for future use. He said during the town hall he’s in the campaign for the long haul, so perhaps this image will have a longer than expected lifespan.

Posted by John Harrington on 10/31
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