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Official Portrait of President Barach Obama Captured with Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Official Portrait of President Barach Obama Captured with Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Official Portrait of President Barach Obama Captured with Canon EOS 5D Mark II

January 15, 2009 -- The government has released the new official portrait for President Barack Obama.  The portrait was taken by Pete Souza, the newly-announced official White House photographer.  This is the first time that an official presidential portrait was taken with a digital camera.

You can see the portrait above, or click here to download a copy.

The downloaded photograph included metadata that shows that the portrait was shot at the following settings:

  • 105mm Focal Length
  • ISO 100
  • Aperture: F/10
  • Exposure: 1/125 second
  • Metering Mode: Pattern
  • Date Taken: January 13, 2009 at 5:38 p.m.

Pete Souza has won numerous photojournalism awards including several times in the prestigious Pictures of the Year annual competition, the NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, and the White House News Photographers Association's yearly contest.

He is a native of South Dartmouth, Mass. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in public communication from Boston University and received his master's degree in journalism and mass communication from Kansas State University.

 
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