Camera: NIKON D3S
Shutter: 1/250 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)
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