Today I am showing people in my shot, but this time it is a bit different – just a quick “grab” shot with my Toyo 45A camera. I attended a lunch meeting for Oklahoma City area pro photographers hosted by Tara Lokey each month. It is a great time to get together with my colleagues and talk shop. Some of the talk is social, but much of it centers around the business of photography. This time we met at Italia Bravo in north OKC. I brought in my big view camera on a tripod and of course we all had to look it over carefully. It is not every day any of us see a 4×5 view camera out working anymore. After the meeting we stepped out in into the breezeway and had the waiter snap our picture. Of course the Toyo was on a tripod and I set everything up and loaded the film, so the waiter only had to snap the shutter. The light was dim and although I was using Ilford HP5 rated at ISO-400, I still had a slow shutter speed and some movement blurring. Oh well, these are just for fun. And it is great fun having a pic with my fellow pro photographers on black and white film.
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About James Pratt
I am an Oklahoma based writer, commercial photographer, editorial photographer and adventurer based in Oklahoma City. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes. My editorial photography has been published in hundreds of magazines and my commercial photography has been used by dozens of companies worldwide.
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