Some time last week I remember hearing about this Iraq War protest that was going to happen on Friday.
Normally I enjoy being able to sleep in on Friday’s because I have no class, but I figured it would be a good opportunity to try and get some portfolio photos.
After I got there and had been shooting for a little bit, I saw a reporter from the Red & Black so I called up my editor to see if she wanted my photos.
Turns out they did, just an example of why it pays (literally) to shoot even when you don’t have a reason to.
Anyways, the photo on top ran dominant in today’s paper and it is alright. It is good cause the background is so thrown out of focus that it isn’t distracting, and the guy is smiling which is nice. However, I really would have liked there to have been some interaction between him and someone else. That is what is lacking in the second picture as well.
I really just need to work on getting better moments. Both of the photos that ran were quite bland in that regard.
For example with this second picture, imagine if she was screaming and you could see the guy behind her screaming as well but he was slightly thrown out of focus. Exactly, much better photo.
These guys had a protest last month too, so I imagine they’ll have a few more before the end of the War in Iraq. I’ll just keep going back till I get one of those defining moments. Better luck next time I suppose.