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Obama's photographer presents his last year in review

 
RhodyPhotos
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Jan 04, 2017 15:14 |  #1

Nice article and photographs in this article.


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Jan 07, 2017 13:25 |  #2

Thanks for posting that link, those are some wonderful photos.




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Jan 15, 2017 10:48 |  #3

I looked through them there are only few good ones...presidential enough or serious enough with meeting with world leaders. They can convey the gravity of the situations. The rest is like....family photos or get together photos. Too much use of wide angle here and what's with the distortions and unstraightened vertical lines.....:)


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Jan 15, 2017 10:58 |  #4

Jeez, what were you expecting, tasteful nudes of his wife?


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Jan 15, 2017 11:04 as a reply to welshwizard1971's post |  #5

LMAO :)




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Jan 15, 2017 11:07 |  #6

welshwizard1971 wrote in post #18245062 (external link)
Jeez, what were you expecting, tasteful nudes of his wife?

Well...I am very well versed in geopolitical politics. :) I was expecting photos depicting the gravity of the situation (different shades) such as the Snowden saga, the Syrian red line diplomacy, or even the Obamacare. Even between Obama and Putin. Yet, I am seeing a bunch of family and get together photos. I mean... come on.....


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Jan 15, 2017 11:15 |  #7

He has those too, just not in that selection, I think his strongest stuff is Obama playing with kids in the oval, love those.


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Jan 15, 2017 11:28 as a reply to TooManyShots's post |  #8

TooManyShots, you have your preferences. I don't find the mix of photos objectionable. Not all the images have to document official occasions. In fact, there's value in reminding the citizenry that any president remains a human being even while occupying the office. He sometimes dresses informally or looks tired or engages with his family and his ordinary visitors. Candid photos of past presidents have become famous. JFK and LBJ are good examples.

I agree about the wide angle and perspective distortions.


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Jan 15, 2017 11:38 |  #9

He's the white house photographer, Obama isn't going to wait for him to put a new lens on, it's like a 16hr wedding shoot every day, cut him some slack on the verticals ☺️


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Jan 15, 2017 12:57 |  #10

welshwizard1971 wrote in post #18245062 (external link)
Jeez, what were you expecting, tasteful nudes of his wife?

Daughters. (Oops! Did I type that outloud?) :)


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Jan 15, 2017 13:48 |  #11

I'd say it's a juggling act -- candids (or snapshots) of a notable public "figure" in various settings can have meaning to those who have some substantial regard for that person and perhaps for others or for venues in those photos, so, sure, I have no "problem" with such photos being shared for what they are. However, of course, there would and should be photos that have more "impact", and sure, we've seen such photos not just about our current President but past ones as well! And then, the ball will roll forward into the future! :)


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Jan 15, 2017 15:11 as a reply to TooManyShots's post |  #12

To do realize he has taken thousands and thousands of photos? Im many of those would meet your standards.




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Jan 15, 2017 15:24 |  #13

Thanks for sharing!


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Jan 15, 2017 15:35 as a reply to kjonnnn's post |  #14

2 Million apparently, but then, he had a lot to work with!!


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Jan 15, 2017 15:43 |  #15

welshwizard1971 wrote in post #18245062 (external link)
Jeez, what were you expecting, tasteful nudes of his wife?


Oh god please no.

As far as the Pics are concerned, I like to see he is human and has the family side along with the rest of us...


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