I gotta coupla other observations --
He's only got one choke (on the top barrel). What gives widDAT?
He's got way too much finger in the trigger - and way too much hand on the fore-end.
If he were shooting skeet, the barrel wouldn't be horizontal with the ground. Even on a low house 3 or 4, a novice might start with the muzzle fairly low, but he wouldn't (or shouldn't) fire at that point.
His head is way too low on the comb, looks like he can't even look down the rib because the receiver's in the way. Probably all he can see is the back of the receiver.
But the real stupid thing is that half the buttplate is waving in the air - he is way out of the "pocket", the natural resting place for the shotgun between your arm and chest. If he actually shot for more than one photo-op, he would be black and blue and have his arm in a sling.
His stance is all wrong too, he's leaning back and the shot probably dumped him on his fanny if it wasn't a blank (or .410).
Conclusion: this is a flippin' photo-op, they grabbed a shotgun out of the rack, never noticed a choke was missing, and they tried to coach him but he just couldn't hold the shotgun right.
I’ll bet he was using popper loads, like for dog training. They put out a great puff of smoke. If your trying to make a gun look intimidating to the low information populous, why not make a lot of smoke?
If a kid takes this picture of Obama to school, will he or she be suspended for having a picture of a gun???
Look at the two trees in the background where the barrel and the smoke cross the field of vision. Both trees just happen to crook in the same direction at those points.
I call Photoshopped.