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Devil’s Alley

May 11th, 2009

I covered the Penn Alumni Club happy hour at the Devil’s Alley today. The event was a welcome to the new alumna (recent graduates of 2009). This restaurant is a great photo opp with lots of wood, big plants, a couple windows in the ceiling and a huge window in the front.

I particularly like the picture below. I zoomed my flash all the way in, creating a smaller more concentrated cone of light coming in from the left top. This allowed me to lower the power quite a bit, perhaps 1/64, I forget. The light falls on Enrique and Lex perfectly, highlighting their beautiful smiles, while leaving the background a tad bit underexposed. The waiter in the left back is highlighted by daylight seeping in through a window in the ceiling above and adds some depth to the picture. Sometimes all the moons (light sources) align and provide the right highlights and dramatic shadows in the right places and alls I gotta do is push the button. Other times the light falls in dull and uniform, and I bring out my flash and deliberately control the light myself. In some cases, a bit of both is happening as is the case in this picture.


More pictures of the happy hour after the break.

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