I mentioned this project in the post BarCampMilwaukee4 Portraits at MKEDH4 and here it is…. not quite done, but partly done…

Faces of BarCamp

Check out the Faces of BarCamp set on Flickr and let me know what you think…

You want details? Sure… At BarCampMilwaukee4 Sam Dodge and I set up a “Creative Commons Photo Studio” and tried to get portraits of everyone there, with the hope of (a) documenting all the people at the event and (b) providing icon/avatar images for anyone who wanted/needed one. It was a lot of fun for us, as we like taking photos, and we did it quick, quick, quick! We typically grabbed people, took one or two shots, and sent them on their way. We shot with my Nikon D40 with an old manual 50mm prime lens. It was all manual focus, so some are a little softer than I would like, but hey, I think they turned out ok. We had two speedlights with umbrellas, one off to the right up high, and one to the left sort of low… Here’s the set up as seen by the person being shot.

Photo by Sam Dodge

Now here’s the bad new…. I somehow lost a bunch of photos. :( I swear I had them all copied and backed up, but somehow, there’s like 30 of them missing. I believe I can recover some from my memory cards, but I’m at a loss to find all of them. For this, I do apologize, and the only good news I can come up with is that I’m sure we’ll do this again at another event, so keep an eye out for the traveling “Creative Commons Photo Studio” soon!

Also, you should feel free to take the photo of yourself, and use it in any way you so desire, and you are granted full permission to do so… so don’t feel bound by the Creative Commons license it is published under. If you want details on all of this, just ask… And thanks for letting us take your picture!

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