You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Foot Traffic

Cathie Rowand - The Journal Gazette
Luis Perez holds his son Brandon Perez, 3, who has Joubert Syndrome.

Shooting A Portrait of Brandon Perez

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/60 s

Aperture: f/3.5

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 1250

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire (see notes about this)

Lens Focal Length: 37 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments:

I went to the Perez household to take a portrait of Brandon Perez, 3, to go with a story that Frank Gray was writing. Brandon has Joubert Syndrome, which is very rare. I set up a soft box with a strobe, since it a gray day and there wasn't enough light coming in through the window. After a couple of shots, I realized that the strobe was going to be too distracting to Brandon.

I ended up pushing the ISO on the camera to to 1250 and shot with a slow shutter speed, which caused a little blur as Luis Perez played with his son. I am hoping that the this nice moment between the two of them makes up for a little blur.

- Cathie Rowand, Photojournalist