Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Hampshire Primaries

Manchester, NH 011012 Presidential candidates made a stop by the Woods School in Manchester, NH on the day of the New Hampshire primaries. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET BEHIND THE SCENES: I hadn't been asked this time around to cover much of the candidates as they campaigned up until today: the day of the primaries. My assignment was scheduled for noon and I was to get John Huntsman stopping by this school. The other candidates had already come by and everybody else had a claim on the "good spots." So I did not panicked but instead I looked around and made a tactical decision to stand across and above. A position where at the time there were no other members of the media and I just hoped for the best. As luck has it, the best did happen and I got a couple of great images of Huntsman with his wife with the supporters and media in the background. Later I got Ron Paul being escorted out by his staff and Manchester police officers.

Just as in martial arts, when covering an event with other media: You don't fight the flow you go with it.

The other two shots: The PETA activist driving around dressed as pigs was just too good to pass up. And the Sanctorum broken-down truck could be interpreted in many different ways. Bottom line when you are in the "on mode" while shooting you should pay attention to everything since everything can make a picture.

TECH STUFF: two cameras: Nikon D3s, MarkIV/ two lenses Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 and Canon 70- 200mm 2.8 with a 1.4TC. ISO 400- 640. Speeds 1/250th- 1/800th of a second. WB: Cloudy.

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