Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Michelle Obama at CU

It's interesting to think that I am playing a part (a small part) in history by attending these events. Today Michelle Obama spoke at the University of Colorado at Boulder...in the middle of campus. The event was a voter registration rally to try to get unregistered people to make the Colorado deadline, which is Monday. Some papers said that it was the largest crowd of people to ever gather on Farrand Field... I questioned that recalling a certain "holiday" in April around the 20th where supposedly 10,000 kids showed up.

Anyway, I have never been around so much media before, it was like I couldn't get a unique shot because there was always another photographer shooting right next to me. I guess that's when ditching the press section for the crowd pays off.

Lessons Learned:
1. Podium shots, although sometimes required and necessary, are boring.
2. Always listen to the advice of your editor, so you don't walk around shooting an event on a sunny day at ISO 1600... I guess I learn the hard way.

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Caption: Michelle Obama visits the University of Colorado at Boulder to give a free speech on Farrand Field to students and the public on Wednesday, October 1, 2008. The event is part of the campaign's nationwide efforts to get unregistered voters to register before Monday, the state's deadline.

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Caption: Wandering through the crowd, a man dressed as Barack Obama hugs, waves, and takes pictures with fans awaiting Michelle Obama's appearance on Farrand Field at CU on Wednesday, October 1, 2008.

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Caption: "I've been registering people to vote on campus and it is exciting to finally get everyone together to feel the spirit," said Natalie Bograd, a sophomore at CU, while cheering for Michelle Obama on Wednesday, October 1, 2008.

To see more photos you can visit MICHELLE OBAMA at CU

1 comment:

Alex Loddengaard said...

I like the podium shot.