Today a group of us from the photo club went to the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA to take some photos of artists doing their work. In February we ae having a competition with a theme of "Hands and Eyes" and our field trip planner thought this would be a good way to facilitate some photos for that. I can say I really wasn't in the mood to go today. I wanted to go some where and take photos, but taking pictures of strangers isn't something I am all the comfortable doing. My wife told me that I needed to make myself uncomfortable if I wanted to expand myself, so I decided I might as well go. I'm really glad I did because this place is fantastic. There are dozens of artists allworking in their little studios making and selling their artwork. I had intiially gone into this gentleman's jewelry shop to ask about having some earrings made. We talked a little while and then I left to go take some photos. As I walked around I kept thinking about this particular photo in my head. I knew that being a jeweler, he would have some of these magnifying goggles. I had the whole thing planned out in my head before I went back to ask to take his photo. This was pretty much a first for me. Normally I just take photos and try to be inspired while I am shooting. I don't normally get the creative juices going ahead of time and come up any sort of plan. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   85 mm
exposure   0.002 sec (1/500)
iso speed   800
exposure program  

Great detail.

Posted by: smata2 on january 28, 2006 at 6:33 pm

What a neat angle/concept. I like this one!

Posted by: tabloyd on february 8, 2006 at 8:49 pm

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