Replacing a pencil with a lens

Bend yourself into crazy positions for the Glow Yoga event on Wednesday, April 1 at 5 p.m. in the MAC courts, located in the lower level of the Campus Rec Center.

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Glow sticks will be handed out and music will pump up the spirits of all attending yoga-lovers. This event would serve as a good photo story because of the visual effects that glow sticks provide in low-lit settings. With a DSLR camera set on manual mode with a high ISO, low F-stop, and low shutter speed, the excitement and fun of the colorful yoga positions should be easily captured.

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For even more artsy-looking photos, a camera with a very low shutter speed that is kept totally still–ideally set on a tripod–would be able to capture the light trails of the glow sticks made by the movements of the yogis, as pictured above.

For the story-telling aspect, a set of photos can follow a yogi doing “surya namaskara,” or the sun salutation, which is a set of “asanas,” or positions, of hatha yoga.

Not into yoga or glow sticks? The Stony Brook Weekend Life Council is hosting a roller rink event on Saturday, March 7 at 5 p.m. in Ballroom A of the SAC. There are currently no flyers or graphics available online, but one can be found posted on a board located on the second floor of the SAC. In the meantime, keep an eye out for any notice on their Facebook page.

A third photo story option is Open Mic Nite in Langmuir College on Thursday, March 5 at 9:30 p.m. Langmuir hosts an Open Mic Nite every Thursday in its main lobby. This event would work well because there would most likely be a spotlight set on performers, making a good lighting situation for photos.


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