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What It Takes To Be A White House Photographer

Pete Souza is one of the most well-known photographers in the world mainly due to his work as the photographer for United States Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. In this 5-minute video, he explains what is required of someone in that role.

Trump Situation Room Photo Criticized for Poor Composition and ‘Posed’ Look

This past weekend, the White House posted a photograph that showed President Trump and several others monitoring the raid that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. But while the photo shows a major military win for the US, it has drawn criticism online, with critics claiming that it's as a poor attempt at recreating a similar photo taken during the Obama administration.

Pete Souza Looks Back on 1.9 Million Photos of Obama

NPR's Fresh Air just aired this fantastic 30-minute interview (here's a transcript) with Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House Photographer for U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. In it, Souza reflects on 8 years of capturing Obama's presidency, creating an archive of over 1.9 million photos during that time.

White House Photog Pete Souza Looks Back at Iconic Photos

Pete Souza, the former Chief Official White House Photographer during the Obama administration, returned to Ohio University in March this year to present a selection of images from his time photographing the President. His images and commentary are in the 26-minute video above.

Photographing the President: A Look Back at Every White House Photographer

The importance of presidential photography cannot be understated in today’s visual world. Although the bulk of photography since the inception of regular presidential photography in the 1950s still consists of “grip and grin” photo ops, White House photographers have sought to capture a more intimate look at the leader of the free world.

The White House Flickr Account Just Changed Hands from Obama to Trump

Flickr sent out a message to followers of the White House account today that says, more or less, "Say a fond farewell to Pete Souza." The account that Souza used to chronicle 8 years of the Obama Administration is changing hands. Starting today, the Trump Administration takes over.

Powerful Photo of President Obama Being Updated on Orlando Shooting

As Barack Obama nears the end of his 8-year tenure as President of the United States, White House photographer Peta Souza has been looking back at the nearly 2 million photos he's taken of the sitting president. But Souza may have only yesterday taken his most widely-seen photo of the president... a photo he likely wishes he never had to take.

President Obama Crashes Wedding Photographs

San Diego-based wedding photographers Jeff and Erin Youngren got an unexpected surprise this past weekend after President Obama stepped into the scene. The wedding was at the Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego, and Obama happened to be playing a round of golf on Sunday.

The White House is Shooting with a Sony a7R II Now

Guess who's shooting with a Sony a7r II camera now? Chief Official White House photographer Pete Souza.

The latest photo posted to the official White House Flickr photostream shows that Souza used the highly-regarded Sony mirrorless camera to photograph President Obama talking to Cuba President Raúl Castro in the Oval Office in mid-September.