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Swikar Patel - The Journal Gazette
Angie Quinn removes her vegan Schnecken from the oven in her Fort Wayne home.

Finding the Light

Camera: NIKON D3S

Shutter: 1/250 s

Aperture: f/3.5

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 4000

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 24 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments: Shooting a feature story is a little different than a news story. We have a bit more control over the situation, since we are being shown something. When assignment covering news, you are just a fly on the wall, at least as much as you can be.

For this assignment on vegan cinnamon rolls, I asked if the oven had a light because, initially, it wasn't on. Angie turned on the light while the rolls baked so I could use it as an additional element to the story.

I think this shot works really well since you can see the finished rolls being lit by the oven light. By exposing for them, I can tone down Angie, so she doesn't compete for attention in the frame but is still there as a supporting element.

- Swikar Patel, Photojournalist