Don’t turn around, Mr. President!
It’s me, Blog Guy, the aspiring photojournalist you’ve been mentoring. Congratulate me, I just shot my first presidential event, and here’s my shot! What do you think?
Good use of depth-of-field. I like those lights in the background.
Thanks. What else? Don’t be afraid to be critical.
Well, I was just wondering, did you shoot from the same angle as the other photographers?
Funny you should ask. I barely saw them – they were standing across the room, in FRONT of the President, which seemed funny to me. I bet they got nothing but crap.
No doubt. You just keep doing what you’re doing. Someday this photo could be on the front of the Obama $1,000 bill. Or on the back of it, at least.
President Barack Obama discusses fatherhood and mentoring at an event in the East Room of the White House, June 19, 2009. REUTERS/ Larry Downing