What do you think about staging press photos? The White House has recently ended the practice of giving photographers a go at a few minutes of re-enactment, which was the habit of the government dating back at least to at least President Truman. So what’s going on? Lots of photographers whirring away can distract those delivering an historic speech. Narrowing the pool to a select few photographers limits the creative reaches available to news editors. Staged photos are passed off with the false implication that they’re from the real event.