Saturday, January 15, 2005
Brenna and Meri at the Brown Bar, New Year's Eve 2004-2005.
It’s been a couple of weeks since it’s really been a “new year,” but I thought I’d throw this photo up anyway. I met Brenna and Meri down at the Brown Bar at about 9:30 that Friday night, December 31st. “Studio 54”-themed party (though I just dressed in my normal, sexy, unthemed eveningwear). We stayed through midnight, then cruised down to a party at Meri’s place where I accidentally maced the inside living room wall and lit bunches of smelly sparklers in the back yard. I really do need better supervision…
By the way, I have a good technique that I use for taking photos at bars. Using a flash alone normally washes out all the colors at the usual short distances involved in bar shots. It also lights the room unnaturally; the bright world in your photo doesn’t look much like the probably dimmer lighting you experienced. So. Just set your shutter speed to something slow like one second. Then use the flash, but hold a couple bar napkins in front of it to diffuse the light. And viola: Photos in which you can recognize your friends but don’t loose colors and kind of look like what your eyes were experiencing at the time.
I'm Josh Knowles, a technology developer/consultant on a variety of mobile, social media, and gaming projects. I founded and lead Frescher-Southern, Ltd. I grew up in Austin, Texas and currently live in New York City.
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