White House News Photographers Association Announces 2010 Winners
The WHPNA’s Eyes of History contest awarded the Washington Post’s Melina Mara first place in the Presidential category, for this photo. I asked Melina for advice at a shoot once and this is what she said: in 10 seconds, you should have 8 angles to shoot from. So, I’m guessing it took her about 2 seconds to envision this shot. Pretty impressive. Obama’s head looks so small and the helmet-gun-boot combo is so otherworldly it’s awesome. Other WPOW members also won awards, including Katie Falkenberg, Andrea Bruce, Carol Guzy, Alexis Glenn, Melissa Golden, Mary Calvert, Sarah L Voisin, Allison Shelley, Toni L Sandys, Astrid Reicken and Linda Davidson. Check out the winners on the WHPNA’s Eyes of History web site!