Meetings at the Capitol

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Concept/Objective:

Assignment ConstructThe objective was to follow the client around Capitol Hill as they met with their representatives, and do posed photos for their walls back home.


In the morning, with the Capitol backlit, we needed to do several group portraits, and knowing how the day would go, have the right (primarily wide-angle) lenses to do the assignment.


Assignment ConstructWe’ve included an example of flash-fill and no-flash fill, which makes quite a dramatic difference, especially with the subjects back-lit. In addition, knowing how to get into the room before the Senator and client so that when they get in, you’re prepositioned to capture the handshakes is critical. In addition, when the Senator sits down at a table, depending upon the position of the Senator you may need to shoot across the table, rather than at it’s corner, which is a better/more intimate location to do it from. Here’s the same room and Senator and group of constituents, shot from both angles.Assignment ConstructAssignment ConstructAssignment Construct


Each time this clients comes to DC, we deliver CD’s and 8x10’s for keepsake mementos, so knowing we need those images drives what we do during our time with the client.

Final Analysis:

This work is a good part of the mix of work we do for clients on Capitol Hill, which range from this to editorial magazine assignments, to coverage of breaking news.

Posted by John Harrington on 07/31
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