camera: Nikon D3s
shutter: 1/25 sec
focal length: 24mm
I could have spent all day at Safety Village making pictures. I was fortunate to arrive early and do a walk-through of the Survive Alive house, and mentally picked out my shots.
Initially, I was going to use some fill flash for this shot because the fire they showed me wasn't this intense. As the kids were crawling through the house I just went with the available light coming from the simulated flames. Marshall was covering his ears because of all of the smoke alarms going off, which really added a sense of drama to this shot.
-Swikar Patel, Photojournalist