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Laura J. Gardner - The Journal Gazette
Artist Jeffrey Baumgartner from Chicago works on a painting looking down on Main St. during the Roanoke Renaissance Art Fair on Saturday while (left to right) Megan Collins, Audrey Stamm, Kendra Collins, Sara Grawbowski, and Codie Collins enjoy a little lunch together.

Shooting at the Art Show

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/250 s

Aperture: f/5.6

Exposure Setting: Manual

ISO: 400

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 25 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments: I went to the Roanoke Renaissance Art Fair and did both stills and video. For the video, I mixed a combo of video, stills and just used music that a band was playing. It turned out a little choppy and kind of weird. What are your thoughts, viewers?

I had a nice time as usual meeting people and getting a glimpse of life stories. There was some awesome art. I met an artist who inspired me to want to paint more... if only I had that time. Someday.

- Laura J. Gardner, photojournalist