Yesterday, 1 September 2020 I covered an Extinction Rebellion protest in London ‘on spec’ as my first live photojournalism assignment while still as a student and I felt that the day went quite well for me as a photographer. I had not shot for a long while with any purpose mainly because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown.
I got the shots I wanted and quickly edited just cropping where I saw fit and then sent them off to someone who might make use of the images.
I had the 70-200mm and 24-70mm lenses with me on two camera bodies. while I was editing I quickly realised that I had shot on one camera with cloudy white balance, (shock horror), I had set both the cameras to cloudy the night before because it was forecast to be overcast all day. When I started to shoot I changed the first camera to sunny WB because I was fresh and ready to go I think. These images came out fine but, half way shooting I switched cameras and forgot about the WB. (a mistake I will never do again) I may as well not have shot the images because they had a yellow cast over them. Because I had shot in JPEG for speed, it is a lot harder to correct the colour cast in Lightroom.
Anyway, here’s one of my favourite images from the day. I love the way Trump is in the frame next to the activist.
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