friends behind the lens

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© Karen K Smith
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UploadedJuly 4, 2009
TakenJune 6, 2009
Exposure1/125 sec at f/7.1
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Focal Length28 mm
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Q: How do you take a long exposure picture with people?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

While perusing photos on JPG one day I click on a black and white photo titled “Huron River” by Jen. It was an immediate favorite and was the Huron River that runs through Ann Arbor Michigan. I knew it was film and not digital and it reminded me of the techniques of Howard Bond, my photography hero. I left a comment for Jen and asked if she knew of Howard Bond. She also had taken classes from Howard and it was very evident in her work.

Mr. Bond had a gallery reception in Chelsea, Michigan on June 6th and I emailed Jen. A JPG Meet was arranged. And what a delightful talented JPGer I met that evening. Jen and her husband Scott both shoot film, use medium and large format cameras, have their own darkroom and I’ll bet one day are going to be a very famous couple in the photography world. Scott took this photo of Jen and I outside the River Gallery and did a great job considering my digital camera was totally foreign to him. It was a wonderful evening of Howard Bond, and meeting so many talented photographers all in one place.

Jen’s work is brilliant. Check out some of my favorites in the links below.

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  • dp *

    dp * gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    Wonderful thing to meet up your peers, nice stuff here. dp


    JOE FAILK gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    Great story and photo!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    This is super Karen! Great story and entry!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    Rock on wit' yo' badselves, girls.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    great, great story and photo, Karen! I'm glad you found a fellow jpgers that share the same enthusiasm as you are.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    great story Karen, like that photo too.

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    You go gurls!!! Cool story and a nice portrait photo to remember your meeting up.

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    what fun, Karen!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    So cool, Karen......maybe one day we will have an annual JPG gathering!?!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    She is an awesome photographer. What a fun meetup!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    Wonderful image and loved the story too. Perfect for the theme!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    Cool beans Karen! Way to go you all!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    You are so right Karen, what a terrific meet up I am so happy that it came about for you and Jen. Thanks for sharing.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    Love it when JPGers get together!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2009):

    Great story and the love of Photography is so evident :)

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    Great story and capture. Now I'll have to check out her photos...

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    well done, good job

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (8 Jul 2009):

    This is so cool Karen, love the story behind and it and your photo.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (8 Jul 2009):

    That's a wonderful story, Karen. I wish I could have been there too. How nice to meet up with fellow lovers of photography....usually such nice folks!!!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    What a great story..... JPG is such a wonderful place to "meet" wonderful people!!

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    great entry and story. Small world

  • Allen Freeman

    Allen Freeman gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    Nice meet up and lovely photo.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (15 Jul 2009):

    Love the story and the shot. Thanks for the links. Jen's very talented and so are you.

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (20 Jul 2009):

    Very cool story, Karen. More JPG meets would really be terrific! R

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    Nice shot and a great story. Thank you!

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    I live straight up US23 in White Lake, MI and work in Howell. Nice to meet you!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    Very nice story!

  • Howard Simpson

    Howard Simpson said (14 Sep 2009):

    Very cool. I have to do this sometime. :-)

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (11 May 2012):

    Absolutely wonderful!

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