New Hampshire Primaries, January 10, 2012

Presidential candidates made a stop by the Woods School in Manchester, NH on the day of the New Hampshire primaries. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET

Behind the Scenes: 

I hadn’t been asked this time around to cover much of the candidates, as they campaigned, up until today – the day of the primaries.

My assignment was scheduled for noon and I was to get John Huntsman stopping by this school. The other candidates had already come by and everybody else had a claim on the “good spots.”

So I did not panicked but instead I looked around and made a tactical decision to stand across and above. A position where at the time there were no other members of the media and I just hoped for the best.

As luck had it, the best did happen and I got a couple of great images of Huntsman and his wife with the supporters and media in the background. Later I got Ron Paul being escorted out by his staff and Manchester police officers.

Just as in martial arts, when covering an event with other media: You don’t fight the flow you go with it.

The other two shots:

  • The PETA activist driving around dressed as pigs was just too good to pass up.
  • The Sanctorum broken-down truck could be interpreted in many different ways.

Bottom line when you are in the “on mode” while shooting you should pay attention to everything since everything can make a picture.

Tech Stuff: two cameras: Nikon D3s, MarkIV/ two lenses Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 and Canon 70- 200mm 2.8 with a 1.4TC. ISO 400- 640. Speeds 1/250th- 1/800th of a second. WB: Cloudy.