Yesterday, my bosses at the Gazette hired me to be the new videographer. I don’t know how qualified I am to do this job, but I am looking forward to the new opportunity. I officially start in 3 weeks. Today, I got my first assigned photo shoot. The photographers were short staffed, so they let me shoot a ceremony at the VFW honoring local WWII POWs. Two of the of the five honored took part in the Bataan death-march. It was great meeting these guys, but the shooting conditions were tough. The place was very dark. It was a pretty large area lit by one skylight, a couple of florescent lights, and some beer signs. The podium for the speaker was in an unlit corner of the bar. I tried to use the natural light for most of the shots, but I ended up bouncing my flash off the ceiling. You can read the story here: http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/article_671cc313-d3b5-5aa3-9218-6ca5e1d88d2a.html. Here are some the shots that I did not use.
1st assigned paid shoot: VFW POWs