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Presidential Speeches to Be Captured in Real Time… by a Single Photographer

The White House announced last month that it would be ending the long-running practice of reenacting Presidential speeches for photographs, but stated that they were still working out how the new system would work. Last week it reached an agreement with the White House Correspondents’ Association — rather than reenacting photos for a larger group of photographers, a single photojournalist will be given permission to shoot future speeches as they happen:

[…] news photographers will now be permitted to designate a single representative to act as a “pool” for the entire press corps. The photos taken by the pool representative will be made available to all news organizations. Reporters use a similar pool system for presidential events in which space is limited. [#]

“Hey, no pressure, but the world’s media is depending on your photos!”

(via The Washington Post)


 
  • http://blog.trushots.com/ Trudy

    Wow. So the photographers not chosen will be angry. No way to make everyone happy.

  • http://blog.trushots.com/ Trudy

    Wow. So the photographers not chosen will be angry. No way to make everyone happy.

  • http://twitter.com/RonHendriks Ron Hendriks

    Where can I sign up for this job?

  • Scvjkh

    Hopefully their memory card doesn’t go bad

  • http://twitter.com/tyskkvinna Lis Bokt

    They’re getting what they asked for, right?

  • Joseph Holmes

    “Hey, no pressure, but the world’s media is depending on your photos!”

    Is there any easier photo to take, anywhere, anytime?

    And really, will anyone be able to tell that the AP photographer took the shot instead of the Times photographer? Don’t they all look identical anyway?

  • http://grizzzzzzle.blogspot.com/ Chris

    That just made weddings look like a breeze..

  • http://sljonesdigital.com SLJonesDigital

    I just assumed they used the same photos over and over.

  • Clint

    I hope the memory card doesn’t get corrupt :-x

  • gg

    I would soooo do this:

    Hover over his shoulder and casually mention, “Hmmm, I wouldn’t have shot it like that.”
    And then walk away…   :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tatyana-Skymyrka/723478596 Tatyana Skymyrka

    Well, the fact in a matter is in real time, there’s NO WAY the photographs will reflect the angle of the transmission video camera.  Hence what ever is captured is not what the actual audience saw. 

    A way and now reasoning has been paved to use video still frames instead of actual photography.  Touché…

  • http://www.casagli.com Alessandro Casagli

    the chosen photographer needs to take pictures better composed than that sample above.

  • Joey Alias

    +1

  • JasonP

    Should just have Pete Souza do it… he’s probably there anyway!

  • DaveJo

    oh, so then now they will only have ONE set of data to confiscate and edit when the president fucks up. BOO! BOO! HISS! HISS! Mr OBAMA you can ..|.,

  • Petapixel

    THE LAW specifically states, NO public official, while doing there elected duty can DENY any member of the press or public from photographing or recording them. this includes even FAKE bootleg pretend public officials like you Mr Obama. ..|.,®

    ..|.,® is a registered trade mark of (me, David Johansen), as the GO Fuck Yourself Corporation. ThankYou.