Behind the Lens: Chris McKeen

Behind the Lens: Chris McKeen

On this sequence, Stuff’s visible reporters inform us the tales of how they shot the shot.

Because the solar set on July 18, 2022, the sound of the Police Air Help helicopter joined the cacophony of sirens within the usually quiet suburb of Grey Lynn.

I picked up my Canon 1DX Mark II and fitted the 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens within the Tāmaki Makaurau newsroom, which I believe is without doubt one of the most versatile lenses now we have, and set off with James Halpin.

We had a tip from a Grey Lynn resident that he was there. Cords set up with armed police securing a residential area within the prosperous central Auckland suburb. A person was seen shifting erratically within the space and was reported to threaten folks by waving firearms and knives.

A female police officer stands in Gray Lynn, Auckland, with an M4 Bushmaster.

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A feminine police officer stands in Grey Lynn, Auckland, with an M4 Bushmaster.

Because the information cycle grows sooner, it’s vital to file footage that exhibits the breaking information scene as urgently as doable. For this goal, after I parked the car within the police cordon, I evaluated my publicity choices.

Because the solar was setting, I had a number of decisions. Exposing the picture with the police officer seen would have blown the sundown or overexposed it. Exposing the picture to seize the deepening hues of the sundown causes the police officer and the encompassing atmosphere to be plunged into darkness, rendering him invisible, and establishing a distant flash for breaking information just isn’t an possibility.

Stuff visual journalist Chris McKeen.


Stuff visible journalist Chris McKeen.

Fortuitously, the cordon was at an intersection, and since this was proper after work, there have been loads of automobiles making an attempt to get house. In the meantime, throughout the intersection, the headlights of a returning resident’s automobile illuminated the armed officer, permitting me to seize each the officer and the wealthy colours of the sundown.

Used Gear

Canon 1DX Mark II and 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.

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