Making Progress and Plans

I mentioned earlier I'm working on a couple of different personal projects.  One of them is about religious faithful and the books or texts they use in their practice.  So far I've photographed Buddhist monks doing their daily reading, a weekly Torah study and a couple of weeks ago, an Ash Wednesday service at an A.M.E. service.

Taken with a 28-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 lens, 1/6 seconds at ƒ/5.0 ISO 1000

I was expecting to be making photographs at a weekly Bible study.  Because it's Lent, the church is holding services instead of the usual study.  I was still able to find what I was looking for.

Taken with a 28-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 lens, 1/8 seconds at ƒ/5.0 ISO 1600

Taken with a 28-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 lens, 1/8 seconds at ƒ/5.6 ISO 1600

Taken with a 28-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 lens, 1/4 seconds at ƒ/5.6 ISO 1000

I'm far from being done with this series, but I'm going to need to put together what I have so far for a couple of things.  I'm using this as my final project for a digital photography certificate program I'm finishing up at Emory University's continuing education program.  I also plan to show this collection at the Photo Lucida portfolio reviews in Portland, Oregon next month.  I did a review event last year during Atlanta Celebrates Photography.  It was more than a bit nerve wracking and very helpful. The I got some good feedback and advice from the reviewers.  The Photo Lucida event is much longer and I'll be able to meet with many more reviewers.  I will be doing more posts about that process in the next few days.  The event is coming up soon and I've got a lot more prep work to do, starting with printing my photos and researching and making a wish list of reviewers I'd like to meet with.  I hope I'll have some time to do some sightseeing in Portland, too.  If anyone has any recommendations, I'd love to hear them.

I need to get to work!