While on vacation in Sararsota, Florida I was asked by my buddy Skip to help create an image for an ad campaign for the Friendship Centers. The look of the requested image was based on previous photos from the campaign. The speaker would be in the foreground and sharp with the secondary person in the back slightly out of focus. Here’s the resulting ad that will run full page and on their web site…

friendship center ad

Photographed with Lumix GH4 & Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 lens

Settings – f1.2 ISO 200 1/250 sec Window light from 4×6 ft window with shear curtains camera right

MeFoto Backpacker tripod for support (because I was traveling – came in quite handy because it’s small for packing)

It was a pleasure making the image. I just happened to have the proper tools with me. The Nocticron lens is sweet and allowed me to get just the right fall-off of focus that was needed for the photo. If the MeFoto wasn’t so small and easy to pack I wouldn’t have had a tripod with me on vacation.

Small light and powerful tools are amazing to work with and I’m enjoying photography more every day.

Yours in Creative Photography,       Bob