Today's Hunts PhotoWalk focused on environmental portraits at Waltham's Watch City Steampunk Festival. Got to photo geek out with a bunch of super talented, creative people and face some social fears while surrounded by Steampunk enthusiasts. Have started to reconsider my position on corsets. - June

What worked

Worked on getting braver when talking to people, once the terror subsided it was actually really interesting. 

What didn't

Was so anxious on that first 'Do you mind if I take your portrait?' that I almost got talked in to replacing all the windows in the house. Next time be a little more strategic about who to approach.

Was so focused on portraits that I forgot the whole story. There is no beginning, end or middle here - just a bunch of faces. Love the shots I got but missed an opportunity to tell a story here.

Backgrounds - why didn't I pay more attention to backgrounds?             

What I'd do differently

Be braver, also get there earlier to get shots of vendors setting up stalls and people fixing costumes.


Joined the amazing Hunts team for a step back in time (and low light conditions) at the Charles River Museum of Industry in Waltham. - June

What worked

Listening to Ron worked! Should probably do that more often. It's as much about  what you take out of the shot as what you leave in it. Specifically, using depth of field to cut down on background noise. Got to see some really cool techniques with long exposure and motion.

What didn't

Big heavy tripod that's a beast in the great outdoors struggled in some tight spaces in the museum. Lighter, more nimble tripod would be better in confined spaces.        

What I'd do differently

Should have done a little more research so that I knew what I was shooting, shots would have been better if I could have found a way to  represent it's place in history.



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