Oban for Senate
December 4, 2018
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to join a video crew and photograph Senator Erin Oban’s campaign for a day in Bismarck.
In-between the video shoots, I would quickly jump in to photograph Senator Oban. It was a really fun opportunity, and also gave me the opportunity to get to know my own neighborhood as well. My wife and I recently purchased a home in Senator Oban’s district, so walking with her as she visited constituents was a fun way to get to know my own neighbors!
The setup for the photos was a combination of both natural light, reflectors, diffusers, and portable strobes. Because I only had at most a 2-3 minutes to photograph the subjects in each setting as the video crew reviewed footage or made adjustments to their lighting, I relied on portable, battery-powered strobes that my assistant could easily hold and put away at a moment’s notice.
Equally as fun was seeing the photos in my mailbox throughout the campaign season, as many were used on political mailers. At the end of the campaign, Senator Oban successfully won her re-election bid in a very competitive race. Congratulations Senator Oban and thank you for allowing me to play a small part in the campaign this year!