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President Barack Obama came into town yesterday to speak at the VFW National Convention, and after a long week of covering celebrity golf it gave me a chance to photograph my first president. My assignment was to cover him arriving at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and leaving after his speech. I was excited to say the least.
It went much better than I expected and I even came away with a few decent photos of him meeting with a small crowd after getting off Air Force One.
It was all about the shoes last week during the Reno and Sparks area high school graduations. I shot a total of six graduations last week, and it proved to be a challenge. The issue wasn’t getting good photos from the graduations, but getting a nice range of photos from each one.
I didn’t want to go out and get the same photos from each graduation, so I tried my best to change things up at every graduation I went to. Each school had the same set up, but it was interesting to see the subtle differences in each school.
Every school had the same problem with the guys not bringing the right shoes, or not wearing a tie, and it was the same cat calls every time the teachers and administrators asked everyone to open their robes for a safety check.
Yet, every school had a different vibe. The students may have acted the same but it was clear that each school had prepped a different way. Some were organized and ready to go long before I got to the Reno-Spark Convention Center, others only got ready at the last second. Either way I think I got some cool images.
Here are a few of my favorites.
School counselor Jackie Gallagher smiles as the 2012 North Valleys High School graduates pass her by before the ceremony Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
Reed High School graduates hold hands as they move to their seats at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
A Hug High School graduate moves to his seat during their graduation ceremony Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
Students wait to enter the Reed High School graduation ceremony at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
Wooster High School vice president Mike Nakashima runs down the rules for the male graduates before the ceremony at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Friday, June 8, 2012.
Reed High School graduates walk to the ceremony at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
Graduates from North Valleys High School are shown to their seats during the graduation ceremony at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Friday, June 9, 2012.
Galena High School graduates look at their fellow students walk down the aisle on the monitor Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
Members of the Hug High School JROTC wait for the graduation ceremony to start Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
A Galena High School graduate carries his shoes through the lobby before the graduation ceremony Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
Hug High School graduates wait in line before the ceremony Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
The Hug High School JROTC cast shadows as they wait for the graduation ceremony to start Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.