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Samuel Hoffman - The Journal Gazette
Beth Lawrence, center, gets a lesson in rhythm from Taiko Drummers Allison Ballard, left, and Beth Fenstermacher at the Community Center, Monday. The Center is celebrating Active Aging Week for seniors age 50 and over.

Drumming It In

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/125 s

Aperture: f/4

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 640

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 21 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments: Photographing Taiko drummers is usually a test of one's will, simply because of the incessant noise. But there were only two drummers here, in a small room at the Community Center, plus only one volunteer student. Luckily, they decided to work at a single drum, so I didn't have to deal with spacing issues between the three women.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist