Photowalking in the Lab

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go out with the Photowalking Utah group again. I enjoy the opportunity to get out whenever I can to just take photos for the fun of it, and these photowalks are exactly that. I have been to three in a row now, though I doubt I will be able to make all of them I hope to get whenever I can.

This month we visited the Moran Eye Center and the University of Utah. Bryan Jones, one of the founders of the group works in a lab there and was able to arrange access for our group to spend a couple of hours wandering the lab and the building finding interesting things to capture. For the bulk of the time I wandered with my video camera again to create a little video journal of the event; watch for that to be posted here soon. I did put the video camera away for a bit though so I could share in the fun capturing stills.

I was most impressed by the variety of shots I am already seeing from those that have posted to the group, and I am sure there are quite a few more yet to post their photos. One of the most interesting for me was an off camera setup being used to change and shape the direction of the light being used in shots. It’s ideas like this that I gain watching others photo the same objects that I observe, but they try to see them in different ways.

Because the weather has been less than favorable over this winter, the group has evolved the events for creative indoor options. This particular event offered a lot of variety in a small area, which was fun for all. Unfortunately I was so caught up in the lab that I forgot to get to the architecture until the last little bit. That said, I will post some of my others from the day in the next few posts.

Canon 40D, 25-105L, 1/50 at f/8 and 640 ISO
also on flickr or see the entire set