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Old Mar 27, 2008, 11:10 PM   #1
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I decided that I'd look for something new to practice on, since I'm bored with flowers at the moment. I was wandering around looking for likely subjects, when I came across what looked (at first glance) like a protest. Ah, ha - I'll try my hand at photo-journalism, something that I'm absolutely horrible at and have no real feel for. First picture:
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But wait a minute - there's something not quite right about this scene:
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 11:12 PM   #3
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Somehow I don't think protesters put "see other side" on their signs. And that white thing isn't normally there, either.
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 11:13 PM   #4
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And what's that in the upper left corner? A camera?
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 11:15 PM   #5
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Guess there really isn't much of a crowd, is there?

I have no idea what they were filming, other than it was supposed to be a protest of some sort, somewhere.

P.S. - the reflectors really played havoc with the K10's metering!

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Interesting series, especially when leaving it up to interpretation. I've always thought of photo journalism as a tough gig in that one has to capture the essense of an event in a way that appels to readers of newspapers and/or magazines. Anytime I read a magazine I find myself analyzing the pictures. What I've noticed most off all is a consistent use of shallow DoF in order to bring emphasis on the subjects.

BTW, you are lucky to have the opporunity to shoot during lunch--I want your job!!

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Very interesting series of photo's. One can only guess at what they were doing it for, but surely not a low budget film project. Pays to have a camera when out walking about doesnt it Harriett.

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Jay - The hour between 12 and 1 is my own to do with as I please. That means I've learned two important skills: how to wolf down lunch and how to walk fast! I'm lucky to have constantly changing subject matter available within a mile of my office.
Terry - It may have been a TV series, can't remember which one, that's around occasionally. I actually like the last one best - the lonely security guy who's so far away from the action, a thankless job. Is the first one convincing? I wasn't sure since I couldn't get any closer or get a better angle. I mostly used the A*300 and cropped.
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