I was at Long Beach Airport today to photograph President Obama as he boarded Air Force One after completing his two day stint in So Cal. The whole thing is choreographed very tightly. Photographer Nick Ut of AP and Gary Friedman of the LA Times were there as well plus about 15 other TV journalists. We had plenty of time on our hands waiting for Marine One to arrive with Obama, so there was plenty of time for all the journos to get photos of each other with Air Force One in the background. As for the reason we were all there, from the time the President stepped out of the Marine One Presidential helicopter to him going inside AF One took about one minute. Good times!