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    Event Photography: Large Group Shot

    88-person group photo was my largest group to date. Shot for Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) during their recent Board meeting. With the assistance of Larry Goodwin and his two #ProFoto D2 (1000ws) strobes, two 5' umbrellas from Paul Trantow, and a 6ft ladder from the Hyatt Regency, I think we pulled it off. 

    Challenges: 
    Keeping 88 people patient and accommodating while you try to look at every single person, from your vantage point, and make sure they're not blocked by another human. I think it's impossible - but I think they still had fun.

    Positioning the lights high enough and angled in such a way that some people aren't covered in shadow. I'd say this is an 88-90% success as there are a few people hidden and/or blocked.

    The room was not deep enough for me to shoot at 50mm as I would have preferred. This is 24mm. 

    Successes:
    -Telling everyone to close their eyes until I count to 3, and then open them as I fire off two to three shots. 
    -The 1000ws lights allowed me to shoot at f11 and f16 to ensure all rows were in focus

    - Client was happy. I got paid.