Back in June, we had the honor of capturing the retirement ceremony of Msgt Darrin "Yoshi" Koga from the US Air Force. It was a true privilege to be a part of such a momentous occasion and we are so grateful for the opportunity and the life's career of this man serving our country.
This was one of those times where the job of being photographers afforded us to be a part of a unique event. It was also one of our more challenging shoots because of the drastically different lighting in the hall where the ceremony was held. In a few of the images below, you can see that half the room was brightly lit with natural light and the other half was dimly lit in fluorescent lighting. We had to watch our shutter speed as the lighting was harsh at some angles and the fluorescent lighting gave the images an orange tone in others. But we worked through it and we were happy with the finals we were able to produce.
It was a relaxed event that felt more like a family get together. The warmth and bond that everyone shared with Darrin and his family really showed in the pictures. Again, we were so glad to be a part of it all. Here's to the next chapter for Darrin and his family! Thank you!
Oops moment: As I was photographing a helicopter installation complete with a shark missile, a jeep rolled up and an officer told me I couldn't shoot the installation for security reasons. I may or may not have the image so if you ask me, I may or may not show it to you... =)