Last Minute Shoot Becomes “Community for Paul Canepa”

Community coming together

This is just a few of the great people who are supporting Paul Canepa for San Joaquin County Supervisor on June 3. Last week, after the morning precinct walk pictured above, I wrote about my support for Paul Canepa for San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. The image from that post made it to the campaign’s Facebook page and to this mailer which will be going out soon.

Late Wednesday afternoon I got a call asking if I could get some shots of Paul with State Senator Cathleen Galgiani early that evening. There were no details about the time or location of the shoot. Those would come later. All I did know was that it was going to be at an outdoor location. It was getting late in the day and I was hoping everyone could get to the location while there was still good natural light available.

Everyone managed to get together around around 7 p.m. The sun was low and filtered through some trees at the University of the Pacific campus. It turned out to be a great time for shooting. The sun was at a perfect angle producing a warm, pleasant glow filtered through the trees to keeping it soft. No manipulated lighting was needed.

For the shot which made it onto the mailer I had Paul and Cathleen simply walk toward me and away from Burns Tower while they chatted. I walked backwards in front of them pausing every few feet so I could take a steady shot. They were more natural and relaxed in these shots than in the previous posed shots where they were sitting and standing.

Even though it was put together quickly I thoroughly enjoyed this shoot. Two great subjects, a beautiful location, and a clear purpose helped to make it fun. A big part of any successful photography project is enjoying what you are doing and knowing it has a purpose beyond just the images.

This really has been a campaign of community. As election day approaches – it is June 3rd by the way – Paul has been getting stronger in every way. His support is stronger, his fundraising is stronger, his message is stronger, and his campaign, well, it is stronger too. I truly believe Paul is the one candidate in this race who really wants San Joaquin County and Stockton to move forward. He listens to people and cares about them and the thing that they care about for this area. Frankly, I don’t get that from his opponent – not even close – but that’s not what this is about, and I would rather tell you what a good supervisor Paul Canepa will make, rather than what a terrible mistake it would be to elect his opponent.

So, if you vote by mail, cast your ballot for Paul Canepa. If you go to the polls election day is June 3 and I’m asking you to vote for Paul Canepa for San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

Tomorrow is another opportunity for some campaign shots. We will be having another precinct walk. No Saturdays off until after June 3.

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