The Window Shot

Washington Governor Jay Inslee campaigning for president in New Hampshire.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee campaigning for president in New Hampshire.

 

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.

 
Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut at the Millstone power plant in Waterford, CT.

Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut at the Millstone power plant in Waterford, CT.


dean pagani