Q&A PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

Q: What equipment do you use? A: A NIKON D800 with a 32 MP file. Most of the time we use a 200-600 lens or a NIKON 400 MM lens with a 2x teleconverter to have a 800 MM lens.
Q: What evolutions (events) do you photograph?

A: It varies from year to year. We are continually adding evolutions or new ways to photograph one we have photographed for years.

LINK to LAST YEAR's EVOLUTIONS

http://www.plebesummer.com/evolutions#h84923f1c

Q: What do you focus on when you are taking photographs?

A: Our focus is on individual plebes, your plebe-- or a group of 5-6 Plebes. Some times we will photograph a larger group of Plebes, such as during the Formal Dress Parade.

Q: How long have you been photographing Plebe Summer? A: We actually started videotaping it in 1980. Then, with the arrival of the digital camera in 2000, started providing photographs instead. My background is really as a photographer, since 1968.
Q: What kind of photographs do you take?
 

A: Candids, but ones that show he Plebes in action and having fun.

Q: How often do you post photographs? A: Every day, and sometimes 2-3 times a day. It depends on the day.
Q: Do you take photographs of my Plebe having fun?

A: As much as we can. The Plebes actually get to know me after a while and start to pose for me -- or for you.

LINK to SAMPLES:

http://www.plebesummer.com/fun#h8494d9fa

Q: Do you take photographs that are posed? A: We do, in the Fall and Winter. The fall Portrait are taken outside and the winter ones are taken in the Rotunda area.
Q: Who takes the photographs? A: 95% of them I take. It is the only way to maintain the quality. There is a lot to know, where to be, when to be there, what lens to use, etc.