Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
Nikon D5, Nikon 70-200mm, Nikon SB900 flash
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 05, 2020 in London, England. "Arriving at the engagement, my hopes were not high. It was pouring down with rain, which can be very tricky when shooting flash photography and also meant Harry and Meghan would be under an umbrella, which usually means it's hard to get clean photos of the couple. Little did I know these elements would come together so spectacularly to produce such a satisfying image of the couple. After speaking to Harry and Meghan's press officer, I learnt they would be dropped off short of the entrance to Mansion House and walk around ten meters. I positioned myself in the official photographer's pen in the best place possible to capture the couple head on. As they walked towards me I noticed a strong light coming from a TV camera behind them. I knew that if that light could be lined up to be right behind as they walked then it could create a dramatic photo, acting like a back light in a studio shot. I managed to manoeuvre myself to line up the light behind them and then had to work quickly, with just a second or to get the shot, as they smiled wonderfully at each other. It's a one in a million when all the elements you could wish for as a photographer come together – perfect timing, great lighting, strong symbolism and amazing subjects make this a photo I am extremely proud of."
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