The Digital Journalist
This is one of those pictures that looks as though it should have been a cinch. The problem was that at the 1976 Democratic Convention in New York, the rostrum had been built so high above the floor, with the shooting stands on each side, that there was no position to shoot from that would give me an angle that would compress the candidates and their families into a vertical to fit a cover. I spent the first day of the convention searching for a vantage spot, and finally realized that there was a position in the stands, over 400 feet from the rostrum, that offered the vantage I needed. I had heard that Zeiss had just manufactured a 1000mm f/5.6 lens, which was the longest, sharpest, (and heaviest) lens of its type. I lugged it up into the rafters, and squeezed off this shot.