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Samuel Hoffman - The Journal Gazette
Amber Downman with a photo and ashes of her mother Deb Houser, who was killed almost 2 years ago.

Resistance from the Dog

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/125 s

Aperture: f/5

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 500

Strobe Flash: Off-Camera Flash

Lens Focal Length: 51 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments: Photographing relatives of murder victim is never easy, but Amber was in a relaxed mood. The same could not be said about her large black great Dane dog, which sat and growled at me the entire time I was taking photos.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist

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