Sunday, April 17, 2011

Week One at the Record

I'm absolutely loving my time at The Record and the learning opportunities it affords me.  At the end of my first week I had the opportunity to shoot Stephen Harper at a Conservative rally in Kitchener.  This evening was a lesson in decision making.  I made the wrong one!
With another staff photographer there as well as wire photographers I decided not to take a wide lens and go up for when he walked down the small side isle.  Instead I decided to get up on a chair on a platform across from where was to enter with a long lens.  It would have worked...had I taken into account the giant signs the supporters raised the minute he came in, blocking everything.  Now I know.

KITCHENER, Ont. (08/04/11) – A young supporter raises a sign as Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a rally with area candidates at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener on Friday evening, April 8, 2011.  Shannon Storey/Record Staff.

KITCHENER, Ont. (08/04/11) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to supporters during a rally with area candidates at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener on Friday evening, April 8, 2011.  Shannon Storey/Record Staff.

KITCHENER, Ont. (08/04/11) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to supporters during a rally with area candidates at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener on Friday evening, April 8, 2011.  Shannon Storey/Record Staff.

KITCHENER, Ont. (08/04/11) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to supporters during a rally with area candidates in a packed hall at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener on Friday evening, April 8, 2011.  Shannon Storey/Record Staff.