Hold still! Everybody say China!
Blog Guy, now that the election is over I hope you’re not going to stop your advice for those of us who want to break into news photography. I’ve memorized your stuff on shooting luggage, shoes, handshakes and stairs, but I’m wondering when we’ll get to the REALLY dramatic stuff.
Sure! Who doesn’t love seeing a whole bunch of folks looking straight at the camera? This shot has 11 people, but ideally you should have at least 20. A good place to go for guidance on this kind of shot is your high school yearbook. Look up photos of the Student Council, and study them.
Oh. And what did you say about gifts?
Well, next to hand-shaking, guys giving unspecified presents to each other are always fun to see over and over. Just look at these dudes trying to pass this chunk of whatever it is back and forth. Now THAT’S the human condition, right there!
Above: Chen Yunlin (bottom row 2nd L), Chairman of China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou (bottom row C) and Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation Chairman P.K. Chiang (bottom row 2nd R) pose in Taipei, November 6, 2008.
Below: Chen Yunlin receives a gift from Ma Ying-jeou, November 6, 2008.