Outtakes That Work

portrait outtake

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 30D, 100mm 2.8 macro, 1/200th sec @ f11, ISO 200

San Francisco, CA – The task of “culling” patently bad shots out of the mass of images you’ve made usually is a pretty cut-and-dry procedure: totally black or white images, shots of your feet, up your nose, extremely blurry or unflattering shots are easily dispensed with and you then move on to the business of finding wheat amonst the chaff in the resulting collection.

There are times when an image that, under the parameters of your assignment, is certainly not fit for delivery to your client but nevertheless has some sort of visual appeal of its own. This is one of those images.

Congratulations, Mayor Setti Warren!

100101 Mayor Setti Warren

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D, 70-200 2.8L, 1/200th sec @ f/2.8, ISO800

Setti Warren was inaugurated as the first African-American Mayor of Newton, MA yesterday. In attendance were Attorney General and Senate candidate, Martha Coakley as well as Governor Deval Patrick.

I had the honor and pleasure of covering the proceedings for the new Mayor. More photos to follow soon!