Official Release of President Trump’s Portrait


President Trump's Portrait is Released

So, Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States after making it official last week and with that, his official portrait has also been published. Although there's (so far) no information about the photographer who took the official portrait, there has nonetheless been some EXIF data gathered.

Here's the line-up we have:

The Camera

A Canon 1Ds Mark III

The Lens

A Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS

The Breakdown

Take at 145mm, f/2.8 @ 1/320s using ISO 640.

President Obama

Quite a different tone to the image and perhaps this is telling of both the photographer and the President himself on what kind of style is preferred.

Official portrait of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 13, 2009, by Pete Souza

The Camera

A Canon 5D Mark II

The Focal Length

At 105mm

The Breakdown

Taken @ f/10, 1/125s using ISO 100.

Souza's Reelection Portrait of Obama

Image by Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza

The Camera

A Canon 5D Mark III

The Focal Length & Lens

At 85mm with an f/1.2L lens

The Breakdown

Taken @ f/7.1, 1/125s using ISO 200.

So there we have it, some official photography news for the new President of the United States (photographer still unknown) with a little trivia about Obama's photographer, Pete Souza.

let us know your thoughts and comments about each of the portraits – particularly President Donald Trump's.

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Obama: Love the pose in the reelection shot but prefer the separation from the background and simplicity of the 2009 shot. Trump: Pose reminds me of the peevish look of W. Churchill. Needed a bit more light on the face IMO. Background too busy and why leave the Whitehouse with a bluish-violet cast?? The combo just leaves a unsettled feeling.

Background separation looks similar in both Obama shots to me. One cropped, one not.

Are you referring to separation as the actual crop (and actually having less background in the frame), or dof in the shot?

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