It takes a lot to know a photographer….part 3

Now we get into the fun pictures. Well, they were all fun, but these are the pictures of other photographers. They know what you are going through. They know how to make a picture, they know…that if they don’t pose, you won’t pose for them. First here’s Amanda.

Amanda and the hallway of the mass communication building at SIUC.

Amanda and the hallway of the mass communication building at SIUC.

I don’t know if she had resigned herself to the idea that she was in fact, a photographer, not an English major, when this photo was taken, but if she hadn’t, it wouldn’t be long. Long enough ago that I’m a bit fuzzy as to how exactly this was shot. My guess, Nikon D100, 18-35 mm 3.5-4.5 lens at 18 mm, exposure around f3.5 at 1/60 of a second at iso 400 or 800. Next, we have Gonza:

Gonza reallt playing it up for the camera. If all subjects knew how to act this well, no photographer would yell.

Gonza reallt playing it up for the camera. If all subjects knew how to act this well, no photographer would yell.

As I say in the caption, she’s really playing it up here. Gonza was a photojournalism major, so the studio was relatively new at that point in time. This was shot on a Hasselblad, probably around f8 at 1/125 of a second at iso 50. Fujichrome Velvia cross processed to negative. Then there’s Steve.

Steve asks why the damn dishes aren't done yet.

Steve asks why the damn dishes aren't done yet.

Steve was technically also a roommate, but he’s a photographer too, so there. Shot on a Nikon D100, 18-35 mm 3.5-4.5 lens at 18 mm, extra small softbox at camera right with a travelite in it, ambient exposure for background light. Exposure was likely 1/15 of a second at f 5.6 at iso 2oo. Finally, there’s Derek.

Derek Anderson. A great photographer and very close friend.

Derek Anderson. A great photographer and very close friend.

Derek Anderson is a great photographer and an up-and-coming master of the picture story. If you want to see what the images produced by this madman look like, place a rabbit skull in a shoe box, put it under your front step and say the name of the person you want to….Ah, just go to http://www.dlanderson.com/

Anyways, Derek and his rommate Pat were having an opening at their apartment and for the publicity fliers, I took Derek’s picture. It was going to be called “Hanging at the crib,” or some such, but after I took this shot and Pat brought in a shot where he was a rosary-bearing hitman, they changed the name of the show to “Murder and mayhem,” or something like that. I do not remember what camera I shot this on, so chances are it was a Nikon D100 with the 18-35 lens. I used a SB28 (I think ?) in an extra small softbox on the left, triggered with a radioslave. A friend with a q-beam or max million flood light with a red gel to the right and behind him is a chest freezer box soak in charcoal lighter on a broom stick. Two other friends on stand-by with dry chemical fire extinguishers. God I miss college.

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