January 2008, US soldiers load Iraqi civilians wounded in an IED attack onto a waiting MEDEVAC helicopter.
D40x AF-S 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G 56mm f 5.6 1/500
Shot JPEG, changes to color and contrast done in Microsoft Office Picture Manager (I often wish I had real photo software)
I shoot nearly every day, but so much is work related and I can not post it here.
This is one of my favorite pictures I've taken this trip.
The helicopters were kicking up loads of dust and I think I closed my eyes a few times trying to get this, eventually I just held the shutter down in continuous and got this one (the other 6 or 7 had a dust cloud obscuring the soldiers).
This is my first photo post, so try not to be too harsh on me.
Saying that, I am interested in any pointers or criticism in developing a photojournalism style, I don't have post processing software or a decent computer with me in Iraq, I do have my D40x, an 18-70, a 70-300 VR, a 50mm 1.8, a SB-600.
I only wish my job was photographer or photojournalist, I'm actually an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, military bomb squad, over in Iraq as a post blast investigator, that's why most of my "work" photos I can not post here, they are of IEDs both before and after they go off.
Chris -------------------------------------- frostyeod D40x
Hi Chris, I'm glad its you and not I. I had enough in the Corps years ago. Tkx for helping to keep our troops safe. Keep shooting even if its for work. You just never know who might pick you up for PJ shots.
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First of all, thanks for all you do. This is an excellent photo given your limited resources. I am not a photojournalist, but I would have moved the shot a little to the right and zoomed in to the full 70mm. I do not know what the red thing is in the foreground, but it's a bit of a distraction.
Keep up the good work and keep posting! Stay safe.
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