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Photographing at the WH
Jeremy Drey, Photographer
Shillington | PA | USA | Posted: 12:02 PM on 09.17.10
->> First trip to DC next week, including a stop at the White House. I would welcome any suggestions on equipment or protocol.
Thanks!
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George Bridges, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | USA | Posted: 12:09 PM on 09.17.10
->> Jeremy,

Shoot me an e-mail through my member page and tell me what you are going for, what event, etc. and I'll give you all the details.
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Jim Colburn, Photo Editor, Photographer
McAllen | TX | USA | Posted: 3:39 PM on 09.17.10
->> Rule #1: You are there to PHOTOGRAPH the President, not SHOOT the President...

Rule #2: They are NOT hard of hearing, they are Secret Service agents and you should go where they tell you to go. Do not even attempt to argue with them.

Rule #3: If you have any questions ask your fellow photographers. DC photogs are the most helpful photogs in the world. Just stay out of their way when the "event" is happening or they'll run you over without a second thought.

Rule #4: Even though you think it might make a wonderful picture DO NOT follow one of the squirrels out on to the White House lawn. You WILL be arrested, bundled out the gate and questioned for a few hours (at least).

Rule #5: Do not wear that "Beck/Palin In 2012" t-shirt your crazy uncle bought you.
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Eric Seals, Photographer
Detroit | MI | United States | Posted: 9:16 PM on 09.18.10
->> "Rule #4: Even though you think it might make a wonderful picture DO NOT follow one of the squirrels out on to the White House lawn. You WILL be arrested, bundled out the gate and questioned for a few hours (at least)."

LOL!!!
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Powell | TN | USA | Posted: 10:43 PM on 09.18.10
->> one of the most useful things you can have at the WH is a small stepladder. All of the press corps shows up with them or they stash them off the press room. I've shot in the Rose Garden twice and in the East Room as well, and I borrowed one from the nice people there... That, and two zooms & flash... Depending on where you're shooting, they usually light situations with the prez...

have a good time and like the others say, it's not a place that you can go looking for that "different angle," unless you're into the whole cavity search thang...
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Luke Sharrett, Student/Intern, Photographer
Washington | DC | United States | Posted: 1:28 AM on 09.19.10
->> 1600, 2.8, 1/250
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John J. Kim, Photographer
chicago | il | usa | Posted: 3:08 AM on 09.19.10
->> waaait a second here, mr. colburn, what's wrong with shooting the squirrel on the white house lawn? it's not a wonderful picture, but i did enjoy the interrogation that followed..

http://www.sportsshooter.com/relativelyintelligent/misc/pages/18.html

john
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Jim Colburn, Photo Editor, Photographer
McAllen | TX | USA | Posted: 11:46 AM on 09.19.10
->> "it's not a wonderful picture, but i did enjoy the interrogation that followed.."

Did you get introduced to Officer "Deep Cavity Search"?
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Jeremy Drey, Photographer
Shillington | PA | USA | Posted: 11:33 PM on 09.19.10
->> Thanks everyone.
Arriving noon Monday and have a few things to get taken care of, but anyone up for an mid-evening beverage? I'll be staying around Reagan INTL but could make my way around (w/reporter).

Shoot me an email through my member page.
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Eileen Blass, Photographer
xxxxx | xx | USA | Posted: 3:52 PM on 09.20.10
->> Um, if you're standing outside the Oval Office waiting for the President, be careful not to lean against the table and jostle the Ming lamp (or was it a vase). Trust me on this.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 5:08 PM on 09.20.10
->> Jeremy,

Reagan National Airport is all domestic (the Air Canada flights arrive as domestic flights) ... Dulles is Int'l

...but while you're asking Eileen about the Ming Vase outside the Oval Office ... also ask her how to shut down and evacuate an airport in one easy step in Arkansas :0)
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