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Photography - Every So Often You Catch That Moment

dbrunodbruno Member
edited March 2015 in general photography
I know this forum is really meant for questions and answers, and I debated whether or not to post this. I was asked to take photos during "Casino Night" at the assisted-living facility where my mother-in-law resides. I was walking around and looking for shots, when I noticed this young lady - my wife adores her - chatting with the oldest resident who is 100 years old. She was really wonderful to her. I waited and waited, and got this.

The reason I'm putting this up is because I was really paying attention to a lot of things that night, 90%+ of which I have learned from taking part in this forum and reading Tangents. I found out what kind of lights were in the room; underexposed the ambient a bit; I gelled (wow, gelled?!) the flash; I bounced the flash behind me, careful to look to see what I was bouncing off; my shutter speed; my aperture enough to blur the background.

Of the 50+ pictures I gave to the place, this was the only one straight out of the camera. I tried to adjust it, but it didn't work. It's not perfect, but it contains a lot of what I've recently learned. Thanks.


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