This photo of an Oval Office set was tweeted by the verified account of the German Foreign Office yesterday with a quote from foreign minister Heiko Maas.
In their next tweet, they say it was shot at the set of a German TV channel Maas joined for an interview on inauguration day.
Maybe it’s normal in Germany for government officials to pose on TV in replicas of the Oval Office. I don’t know.
But why do the same studio lights show up in the Oval Office photos below?
The photo below, showing the same lights, is from cleveland.com.
You can see a slightly different version of the photo here from kshb.com.
There are no studio lights mounted in the Oval Office. There is lighting embedded in the molding near the ceiling, plus there are lamps.
When they want to take photographs in the Oval Office at night, it appears they turn up the lighting in that molding near the ceiling.
I’ve looked at many photos of people photographing and filming Trump in the Oval Office, and they never appear to bring their own lighting.
Was Biden on the Oval Office set of a German TV station on Inauguration Day? Or do they use the same studio lights at the Castle Rock Pictures set?