The portraiture assignment was very fun, but still not as easy as I thought it was going to be. Tim Carroll was a trooper for taking the time to be the subject for the assignment. We decided to shoot the photos in the newsroom and incorporate the books, notepads and print issues he values most as the editor-in-chief. We agreed that him sitting at a computer would be a little boring, so we got creative and arranged his favorite materials in a circle, so they were in an "orbit" around him.
The room has bright fluorescent lights, which was a relief. There is, however, a large table in the middle of the room that I had to stand on to get a nice wide-angle shot. Overall, shooting portraits is a bit easier than capturing, say, an action shot in a split-second, but they still take some creativity and focus.