Camera: NIKON D3S
Shutter: 1/30 s
Exposure Setting: Manual
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 24 mm
White Balance: Manual
Shooter's Comments: Initially, I was worried that there was a video request to shoot people watching a PBS documentary. I mean. it sounds easy enough, but to keep it interesting there isn't a whole lot going on.
I started out by interviewing Louise and George. What a powerful story. Then we headed down into the basement and I shot some B Roll of the guests watching the show. It was powerful, and very emotional. I wanted to concentrate of the eyes of the viewers. It was a very confined space and I didn't want to be a distraction, that was probably the hardest part.
When I got back to the paper and started the post production process, I asked our reporter if they had submitted any photos that I could incorporate into the video. Luckily, they did, and I really feel like it adds so much more to this story. I felt really honored doing this assignment.
- Swikar Patel, Photojournalist