Newly appointed White House photographer Pete Souza has snapped the first official portrait of President Obama which was released on Thursday.
It is a strong image that captures both Obama’s quiet intensity and focused gaze, a depth of kindness in his eyes, and a slightly upturned mouth that, while not quite a smile, manages to convey warmth and assuredness.
The first portrait of President Obama has officially been released. It’s the first portrait of a President taken by a digital camera. The EXIF data says that the picture was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, probably one owned by the White House’s newly appointed photographer Pete Souza. The shot was taken on January 13th, 2009 at 5:38 pm with no flash, using a 105mm lens stopped to f/10 at a 1/125 exposure, with an ISO of 100.