Saturday, January 23, 2010

Week 39, Day 272, January 22, 2010, Multiple Stories

The students that were organizing the Annual Graduate Research Symposium for the Earth and Atmospheric Science Department at Cornell University asked me if I would take photographs at the event.  Of course I said yes.

Once again I was amazed at the hard work, and interesting subjects that they do research.  It gives me real hope in the future.

This photo was during a break between the talks.  I like the photo because there seems to be a lot of conversations happening at once.  I also like the sharp contrast in the colors between the screens and the person on the right, as well as the desks.

Lessons Learned:
  • Having two cameras with two types of lenses works very well at these types of events.  I had my 70-200mm lens on a tripod in the back of the room, and my older camera with my 50 mm lens that I used to move around the room to take photos.
  • I think that it helps if you can remove yourself from the activity when photographing the event.  If you are part of the event, it's easier to begin conversations with others and miss photo opportunities.
 Photo details: Exposure time 1/60 sec, Aperture f/4.5, ISO 1600, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 82mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, handheld.


Andrew said...

That's cool. And the picture looks like it's posed; so great job capturing the moment!

Nicki said...

I love this in B&W. Great shot!