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Visual stories from the Eastside and the Pacific Northwest by Chad Coleman

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Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney talks trade at Microsoft

October 14th, 2011 at 2:25 pm by Chad Coleman

Above, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about trade during an appearance at Microsoft in Redmond on Thursday, October 13, 2011. The media was out in full force for Romney’s stop here in Washington state yesterday. Not knowing if members of the press would be restricted in movement around the room, I carried the big glass — a 400mm, f/2.8 — that is most used on the sports sidelines. Surprisingly, we photographers had good freedom of movement, but I had hauled the heavy glass, so I was going to shoot it. I know a personal habit is to shoot a wide angle lens a lot, so going ‘tight’ was good mental exercise. I enjoyed making some nice detail shots of the candidate. More photos after the jump…

Portraits to start 2011

February 3rd, 2011 at 4:02 pm by Chad Coleman

Theater owner Arif Amaani stands in the seats at the Totem Lake Cinemas in Kirkland. The theater specializes in Bollywood films, and was featured as part of an ongoing series on Totem Lake Mall by the Kirkland Reporter. In this series of portraits you find a lot of underexposed (read: black) backgrounds. This is an easy way to clean up clutter or less than optimal backgrounds that I find myself subjected to all the time. It also adds drama and attention to your subject. More photos after the jump…