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A Fresh Start | by Ryan Brenizer
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A Fresh Start

Goodbye, summer; it's move-in day here. Having been in an educational institution for most of my life, September always feels liike a new year to me much more than January does. Big things are afoot this time around.


This shot shows the limits of pre-visualization. I set out to get the moving-in shots with a picture of what I wanted already in my mind -- a wide-angle shot, fill flash against a slightly underexposed background, of students and their families dragging their stuff around against the backdrop of the school. I got a lot of those that turned out well, but my favorite ended up being a flash-free telephoto shot. The biggest danger of digital for assigmments, in my mind, is that it's very easy to get what you wanted, verify that you got it, and then stop shooting.

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Taken on August 31, 2006