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on Nov 18, 2009 in Field Reports

DLWS NY Day 1 – Firehouse Shoot

We billed this particular DLWS event as the “Joe Tour” for a very specific reason, Joe has taken us to those places that are special to him in NY. Anyone who knows Joe or his photography knows his affinity for the FDNY. So a visit to one of his favorite houses was only natural.

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The entire house came out for the gang and a number of the fire fighters took on the role of a model. I wish I had time and the guys and gals to myself but that wasn’t the case so I made those clicks I could, giving folks ideas and then getting out of the way so they could shoot. This is shot with the 28f1.4 at f1.4 demonstrating the power of shallow DOF.

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I wanted to incorporate the hose sign on the backwall but it just didn’t work. So I moved and took it out. The jury is still out in my mind which is better.

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Then there was Keith. What a guy! The challenge was not only shooting over the heads of folks from the back row, he never stopped talking! No matter, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting these true heroes of 911 and friends of Joe!

Photos captured by D3s, 28f1.4 / 70-200VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital film