This image has been composed so Obama is in the center of the image with you looking slightly up towards him, making him the main focus of the image with a very high power look, but yet approachable with how he is sitting. I feel the lighting in this is a bit harsh and would have suited it better with a slighter softer lighting.
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Obama is being introduced by Mark Barden, whose son was killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. The president later cried during his address on January 5 and called it the worst day of his presidency