Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How Did the Photojournalist Get the Image?

WHEN THE BRITISH government decided to triple the cost of college tuition, students in London went on the rampage. They burnt cars, smashed windows and then kicked Prince Charles limousine (and allegedly shot it with paintballs).

There was not a plan for the protests - they began in front of Parliament and then roamed throughout the city.

The photojournalist who created the above image, which ran on the covers of newspapers around the world, was fairly lucky. You can read about his adventure here. It details his good instincts and technical smarts in creating an image of the royals in their car, panicking while surrounded by screaming youths.

7 comments:

Jeanette vega said...

This shot is great. This guy definitely had to be very determined and focused to get a shot like this. Luck may play into it but not any person with luck can get shots like this. Props to this man or woman.

Anonymous said...

Taisje Claiborne

... Her face is priceless!

Giulia Valtieri said...

more power to the protesters! Doesn't everyone go to Europe just for the lower college costs?

Anonymous said...

The photojournalist was lucky he didn't get shot by paintballs himself... what a perfect picture to describe the situation.

Anonymous said...

^Kaitlin O'Connell

Jonathan said...

Props to the photographer, Matt Dunham. How often do you see a royal do something other than smile or have a stoic expression?

Jonathan Ristaino said...

super intense like how the royal people look shocked and intense... lol nice shot