The Gentlemen of Campisi


Finals week just passed at Santa Clara University and, as is tradition, some of my friends, Paul, Gordon, Ryan & Duncan, were looking for a way to distract themselves from the laptop screens, energy drinks, and desk lamps that had consumed their lives all week. This photo shoot did just that. We went out to the O’Connor Hall archway at around 10pm when the only ones out were the occasional student cycling or long boarding by on their way either to or from the library. The guys were dressed perfectly for some classy photos in a classic old-style setting.


End Notes: I took these photos with the Pentax K20d and the 16-45mm f/4. I tried the 50mm f/1.4, but since there are stairs on either side of the hallway I couldn’t stand back far enough. Instead I kept the camera real steady, put it at about 1/20 of a second, and added even more light in Photoshop. Most of the shots are back lit with the Vivitar 285hv and triggered with Cybersyncs.

Thanks to the amazing Vaniah Holtz for helping me hold lights (and for posing in the last photo of this set)! 🙂

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