I dislike them because they are clichéd visual spam, badly conceived, poorly executed and offering little if any insight into the personal or diplomatic relationship between the subjects.
There are of course glorious exceptions and this is one of the best of its kind
David Viggers on the grip and grin photos
Last week, I was the main event photographer for the ITF World Championship of Taekwon-do. Last Sunday, I was assisting the event photographer at a local equestrian competition. A lot less stressing! Actually, it was pretty fun and since he covers a lot of them, I will surely do it again.
So here is a selection of what I shot yesterday.
Got my first cover magazine today. Working for Entreprendre was challenging but fun. For their main story, they use 5 or 6 pictures, including the cover. That means you have to find and execute, in a short period of time, 5 or 6 fairly different pictures. As Frank O’Connor (Loyalist teacher) used to say: Creativity on demand!
Here is some pictures that I submitted:
Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities Yolande James speaks with Gazette reporter Kevin Dougherty during a sit-down interview at her Quebec city office Tuesday May 22, 2007. James is the youngest minister in Jean Charest’s cabinet, and the province’s first black cabinet minister. She also carries the burden of being the only anglo in the pared-down cabinet.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/250 at f2.8 with a 85mm prime lens – ISO 400, Flash bounced into an umbrella on the left
Capitales de Québec starting pitcher Karl Gélinas throws the ball in Can-Am baseball league action against the Worcester’s tornadoes Friday May 25, 2007 at the Stade municipal in Quebec City
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/500 at f2.8 with a 70-200 at 1200mm – ISO 1600