Story   Photographer   Editor   Student/Intern   Assistant   Job/Item

SportsShooter.com: The Online Resource for Sports Photography

Contents:
 Front Page
 Member Index
 Latest Headlines
 Special Features
 'Fun Pix'
 Message Board
 Polls
 Educate Yourself
 Equipment Profiles
 Bookshelf
 my.SportsShooter
 Classified Ads
 Workshop
 Sponsors
 Special Offers
 Our Store
Contests:
 Monthly Clip Contest
 Student Contest
 Annual Contest
 Rules/Info
Newsletter:
 Current Issue
 Back Issues
 Subscribe
Members:
 Members Area
 "The Guide"
 Join
About Us:
 About SportsShooter
 Contact Us
 Terms & Conditions


Sign in:
Members log in here with your user name and password to access the your admin page and other special features.

Name:



Password:







||
SportsShooter.com: Member Message Board

Speed Graphic @ Alito hearings?
Jeff Frings, Photographer
Milwaukee | WI | USA | Posted: 8:35 PM on 01.10.06
->> I was looking through some front pages,
(
http://www.newseum.org )
and I noticed on the front page of the Harford Courant, there appears to be a pj shooting with a Speed Graphic 4x5 camera.

http://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/pdf10/CT_HC.pdf

Anyone know who it might be. I'd love to see the results.
Jeff

p.s. the link probably won't work after today.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Michael Fagans, Photographer
Watertown | NY | USA | Posted: 8:51 PM on 01.10.06
->> My first thought was that it was David Burnett of Contact Press Images, but it does not appear to be him. See David's work for 4x5 and Holga Camera images that really work.

Mike
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Walter Calahan, Photographer
Westminster | MD | USA | Posted: 8:55 PM on 01.10.06
->> It isn't David Burnett! And it ain't me. HA!

I feel sorry for the woman on the left changing her lens at this moment.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Jeff Frings, Photographer
Milwaukee | WI | USA | Posted: 10:16 PM on 01.10.06
->> In another shot in a different paper he is using what appears to be a nikon with an 80-200 on it. I say nikon because it has a black lens.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

David Griffin, Photographer, Photo Editor
Concord | NC | USA | Posted: 10:24 PM on 01.10.06
->> Are Blimps not required(Obviously not since there none in the picture). Wonder why?
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Julian Jenkins, Photographer
Meridian | ID | USA | Posted: 10:40 PM on 01.10.06
->> I would assume that they are allowed to fire off during various times but not during others?
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Brendan Smialowski, Photographer
Washington | DC | United States | Posted: 10:43 PM on 01.10.06
->> Its Chris Maddaloni, a Roll Call photog
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Marc F. Henning, Photographer
Bentonville | AR | USA | Posted: 11:44 PM on 01.10.06
->> my legs and feet are going numb just looking at that picture. groan! absolute torture for a photojournalist.

marc
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

David Guralnick, Photographer
Detroit | MI | USA | Posted: 12:33 AM on 01.11.06
->> What about the people using pocket-wizard remotes? What are they triggering? Strobes or a remote camera?
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Matthew Rosenberg, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | United States | Posted: 12:37 AM on 01.11.06
->> mounted behind Alito seem to be a bank of photographer-less cameras. I would imagine these are remotes for a reverse angle being triggered by PWs.

.02 cents
never shot a confirmation hearing before
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Tony Sirgedas, Photographer
Pierce County | WA | USA | Posted: 2:39 AM on 01.11.06
->> When is the last time you saw this many photographers with no one chimping?
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (1) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Brendan Smialowski, Photographer
Washington | DC | United States | Posted: 8:15 AM on 01.11.06
->> The radios are for remote cameras. There are several banks, one directly behind the judge, one behind the chairman, one up high in the back of the room, one on the ground infront of the judge, and a set up high on either side of the room.

You probaly will not see anyone chimping because each photographer in this picture spent about 3.5 hours sitting on the floor, not moving, waiting for the swearing in. Odds are you would see a passed out photographer over a chimping one in this case.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (1) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Sean D. Elliot, Photographer
Norwich | CT | USA | Posted: 8:30 AM on 01.11.06
->> The question that struck me, are any of the photogs in their own remote images? I don't know J. Scott Applewhite well enough to tell if he's in his own remote shot that moved on the wire. Anyone?
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Sam Santilli, Photographer
Philippi | WV | USA | Posted: 8:33 AM on 01.11.06
->> At least they do not have to fight cheerleaders, big donors, and ref's for a clear angle. Nice job by a dedicated group of professionals.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

George Bridges, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | USA | Posted: 10:41 AM on 01.11.06
->> To expand on what Brendan has said. Thankfully, I was not in the photo well for the hearing but off to the side and could move around a bit. Unlike Brendan who was in the well.

Strobes are not allowed. Blimps are not required, no real reason for them to be needed (does a guy sitting behind a table need cameras to be quieted to read his statement?) Remotes are done only at really big hearings such as this one -- most of the House and Senate hearing rooms are not really set up well for remotes, but this is the newest and largest room on the Hill and when it was designed the needs of TV was taken into account and that also means a lot of different angles for still photographers.

The number of photogs you see is rare, it is only at hearings with such importance. For example, normally an organization will only have one photographer at a hearing. At this one everyone had at least two and more like for or 5 for some. All positions at big hearings are assigned by the Senate Press Photographers' Gallery so you can't just wonder in 5 minutes before it begins and expect to get a spot.

Planning for a hearing like this takes a lone time. On this one people were up on Friday marking and presetting remotes. For the John Roberts hearings the first day was held in another, more historic room. One of the photographers from my company, KRT, was handling the pool remote behind the senators. He started planning it by getting permission from the committee several months before the hearing started. For that room we had to rent extra-large light stands and cross bars to mount the cameras (the room for the Alito hearing has a few nice spots already built-in). My co-worker and another photographer and myself pooled all of our Overexposed plates and risers which they used to create a two-level platform that can hold 7 floor remote cameras in the low, center position.

And, yes Sean, people do end up in their own remote shots.

Capitol Hill photography can be a lot more than large groups of people shooting a boring person standing behind a lectern. Unfortunately it often doesn't get above that level but there are some true professionals here who find a way to make something different from the same boredom everyday.
 This post is:  Informative (6) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Matthew Rosenberg, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | United States | Posted: 11:01 AM on 01.11.06
->> I find it all fascinating. Thanks for the background and the info Mr. Bridges. I know it all seems mundane but I think situations like this can inspire creativity once you have your basic stuff in the bag. Using a speed graphic on polaroid fil or some other trick.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Brendan Smialowski, Photographer
Washington | DC | United States | Posted: 11:08 AM on 01.11.06
->> In sports you have refs, cheerleaders, and what not. On the Hill you have water bottles, microphones, name plates, et. al. to dodge. Unlike cheerleaders who move around water bottles tend to stay put.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Josh Anderson, Photographer
Nashville | TN | United States | Posted: 11:14 AM on 01.11.06
->> I think its Moby.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (1) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Jay Westcott, Photographer
Washington | DC | USA | Posted: 11:45 AM on 01.11.06
->> Josh,

Sorry to disappoint you but as Brendan stated above, it's Chris Maddaloni from Roll Call. Chris is a good friend, an amazingly talented photographer and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Aside from shooting on Capitol Hill for a living, Chris has done incredible work on the gun culture in the U.S. and traveled to Europe several times to work on various personal projects. He is an Eddie Adams Workshop alum and a White House News Photographer's Association contest winner as well.

Chris is using a Crown Graphic with a 135mm lens, a Fuji Quickloader and Acros 100 film. A pic of Chris before the madness starts is here:
http://www.sportsshooter.com/jaywestcott/chris

A sample of Chris' work is here:
http://www.lightstalkers.org/chrismaddaloni

Shooting on Capitol Hill is very challenging because you have a stagnant environment, subjects that seldom move and 50 or so other photographers trying to get pictures of the same thing. Events like Supreme Court nominations don't happen very often and bring out a ton of photographers. When Condoleezza Rice testified at the 9/11 Hearings, there were 86 photographers there, including myself. Coming up with something unique is a challenge, and a challenge that I enjoy. I wish I shot up there more often, to be honest. You have to see beyond the obvious and be patient for the right moment.

J
 This post is:  Informative (2) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Ed J. Szalajeski, Photographer
Portland | ME | USA | Posted: 1:14 PM on 01.11.06
->> I was thinking this could be another Canon Ad..

I did see the remote stand behind the Judge and the PhotoG's yesterday tweaking it often. They would come into and out of the shot.

I was wondering if they have those teathered or not.

EJS
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

George Bridges, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | USA | Posted: 1:27 PM on 01.11.06
->> I don't think many folks were using either a hardwire or wireless transmit on those cameras.

For the Roberts hearing, we did have the remote behind the Senators' dais wireless back to a transmitting computer. The main problem with doing a tether is that computers are not supposed to be in the room, definitely not in the photographers' well. However, in the room the Alito hearings are being held, you can have computers in the side positions which are cutouts in the walls so you are not technically standing in the room and can have gear hidden away.

Reporters, I think, were allowed computers in the room but all photo transmissions were being done outside the main hearing room. The Senate was trying to be generous and open up a wireless network, but it was allowing incoming Internet traffic only, no FTP out, so that option was gone.

Also, I don't think the folks from the committee and gallery were too happy with how the bank of cameras looked behind Judge Alito, so those may have been a one-time only event and we won't get that position again.
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Jeff Frings, Photographer
Milwaukee | WI | USA | Posted: 4:24 PM on 01.11.06
->> George,
Thanks for all the technical info.
Jay,
Thanks for the info on Chris. Any idea where we might be able to see some of his crown graphic stuff online?
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Jay Westcott, Photographer
Washington | DC | USA | Posted: 4:35 PM on 01.11.06
->> Hi Jeff,

You're quite welcome, happy to shed a little light on a friend. I just talked to him and if all goes well he should have some images online next week. I'll keep you posted.

Best,

J
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

David Harpe, Photographer
Louisville | KY | USA | Posted: 7:03 PM on 01.11.06
->> I noticed on the front page of the Harford Courant, there appears to be a pj shooting with a Speed Graphic 4x5 camera.

Does anyone know what kind of cards this thing takes? I just bought one on ebay...
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (1) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Charlie Hicks, Photographer
Papillion | NE | USA | Posted: 10:18 PM on 01.11.06
->> In situations like this and others where there are lots of remotes being used - what is the protocol to coordinate frequencies or channels on the Pocket Wizards so you're not all tripping each other's remotes?

Thanks for all the insight on this event!

Charlie
 This post is:  Informative (0) | Funny (0) | Huh? (0) | Off Topic (0) | Inappropriate (0) |   Definitions

Add your comments...
If you'd like to add your comments to this thread, use this form. You need to be an active (paying) member of SportsShooter.com in order to post messages to the system.

NOTE: If you would like to report a problem you've found within the SportsShooter.com website, please let us know via the 'Contact Us' form, which alerts us immediately. It is not guaranteed that a member of the staff will see your message board post.
Thread Title: Speed Graphic @ Alito hearings?
Thread Started By: Jeff Frings
Message:
Member Login:
Password:


|| Sponsor Special Deals

LEXAR 16GB 400X CF CARD 2 PACK
Available from: Adorama Camera | Price: $119.95
Notes: SPECIAL 2/PACK of Lexar's Professional 400x CompactFlash 16GB Card is designed for reliable high-speed performance (minimum of 60 MB/s read rate), ideal for capture and storage of high quality images on your DSLR camera--stills and video. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
-- More Info --



Return to -->
Message Board Main Index
Red pill or blue pill ... The Matrix of photography New post on Photosique ::..