Photo Walk Pittsburgh

September 27, 2009

John Craig organized a photo walk in Pittsburgh for this morning. With John taking off for Atlanta, things were a little hectic, and I missed the meet up.

I figured since I’d already found parking (and driven the hour or so up to Pitt), I may as well hang out and take some photos. I don’t usually bother to post EXIF data on shots, but since the day was really more about learning than the finished product, I thought I’d share. I get a pretty even split of clients and photographers reading the blog, so if you’re interested, the info is there. All of these were taken with my shiny new 35mm f/1.8 lens, and my equally shiny new D300s (I upgraded!)

ISO 200, 1/640, f/1.8
(For my non-photo followers, this is the EXIF data I was talking about. The first number is the ISO setting, or film speed. The second is the shutter speed, and the last one is the aperture setting.)



ISO 200, 1/500, f/1.8



ISO 200, 1/1000, f/2.5



ISO 200, 1/2000, f/2.5



I thought I’d take some time to play around with the self-timer. Yes, this is what I generally look like when I’m not working. There’s about a 90% chance that I’m listening to Bad Religion or Green Day while editing your wedding photos.
ISO 200, 1/100, f/2.2



A sleepy self-portrait.
ISO 200, 1/400, f/2.2



ISO 200, 1/640, f/2.2



ISO 200, 1/400, f/2.2



ISO 200, 1/800, f/2.2



Right about here, I noticed a group walking around by the pier. I’d found them! I made some quick introductions, and got to spend the rest of the walk meeting some great photographers and figuring out the new camera.
ISO 200, 1/640, f/2.2



ISO 200, 1/1250, f/2.2



You might notice that my ISO jumps quite a bit here. It’s not only because it was darker in this area, we were asked to set it to the highest ISO we had. Generally, I keep mine as low as possible, and change other settings whenever possible. So it was interesting to try something out that I don’t usually do.
ISO 3200, 1/3200, f/1.8



ISO 3200, 1/1600, f/4.5



ISO 2500, 1/640, f/1.8



Embracing the grain
ISO 2500, 1/1250, f/1.8



John and David
ISO 2500, 1/2500, f/1.8



ISO 2500, 1/640, f/1.8



John explaining ISO and freezing motion
ISO 2500, 1/1000, f/1.8



ISO 2500, 1/1600, f/1.8



ISO 200, 1/60, f/1.8



ISO 3200, 1/3200, f/1.8



ISO 200, 1/15, f/22



ISO 200, 1/640, f/1.8



This isn’t the best composition I’ve ever come up with, but I wanted to grab a quick shot of John’s feet.
ISO 200, 1/800, f/2.2


Thanks again to John for organizing this, and to David for giving me a ride back to my car!

I believe the plan is to hold a few more of these, before it gets too cold outside. If you’re at all interested in learning more about your camera, or your workflow, or just want to meet some cool photographers, please come along. They’re all very nice people, and happy to share whatever knowledge they have. Let me just say that I got up early on a Sunday, with no coffee, and spent about two hours hiking around in the rain. Totally worth it.

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2 Responses to “Photo Walk Pittsburgh”

  1. craigphotography said

    Caroline ~ Thanks for sharing your photos. You have a great eye!!!! Looking forward to working with you and next time I will bring the coffee.

    Peace ~ John Craig

  2. These look great Caroline! You have a wonderful eye for details 😉 I wish I saw like that!

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