The Window Shot
As I took this shot of Governor Inslee at an event in Hollis, New Hampshire, I could see a man out of the corner of my eye taking pity on me.
Instead of being in the room with Inslee (like a real photographer) I was taking a shot through an internal window from one room into the other. But I was doing it on purpose. I was using the window both to create a frame within the frame and as a filter. The light glare along the bottom edge of the photo is caused by shooting through the window. Not groundbreaking, but a little different and when shooting political events - which tend to look very similar - I’m always looking for that something different. Even if it’s small.
A few days later I was photographing (not shooting) Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut as he toured a nuclear power plant. I attempted to use the same technique when given the opportunity.
Shooting through the window did create an interesting filter, but I chose not to publish the shot anywhere, because Lamont’s eyes were closed. Still - a technique worth trying.