A&P Memorial service for a fallen friend.

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  1. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Recently one of my friends passed away. He was a young guy full of energy and love for all the people he knew. I was asked to shoot his memorial service, held at a local skatepark. Over 200 people came to show their love and support for his family.

    RIP Adam Matthew Stokes
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    When the family asked me to shoot it, of course i said, it would be my honor. I didnt realize how hard it would be on me to see all my friends crying and just mourning for him. It really got to me. It reminds me that Life is too short. He was only 24. I hope to touch as many lives as he did. I have never seen so many people show up to a memorial service that was not related to the person.

    I dont really know why i am posting this. But to me having so many show up to one persons service, inspires me. So i thought id share.

    most are shot with 5d 16-35. Some natural light stuff was 1dmkiiN and sigma 50 1.4.
     
  2. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Wow, that must have been really hard to shoot something like that. The pictures sure show alot of emotion! Number 3 is really powerful.
     
  3. Mutombo

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    Really sorry to hear about your loss. That must have been so difficult to shoot. You've really captured the emotion of the memorial, you can tell he was really loved by his friends.

    If you don't mind me asking, was his death sudden or had he been sick?

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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    That must have been a hell of a guy. So many people and even sponsors.
     
  5. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    You know what you are doing, nice pics and RIP
     
  7. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    :hsd: some very powerful pictures. unfortunately, i know all too well what its like to bury a friend who died too young, so my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the other friends/family. :hug:
     
  8. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    how did you shoot 13? i like the lighting
     
  10. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    f13, ISO 640, no flash, 1/200th... i'm guessing Hotlight/stadium light. Only way that could be done considering how underexposed the rest of the scene is.
     
  11. Run N. Gun

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    I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.

    Tons of emotion in the photos! #4 and #5 are amazing for emotional content and the story they tell. :bigthumb:
     
  12. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    underexposed the bg by 1 stop, and then used a b1600 at full power into a 60" shoot through umbrella


    thanks for the comments guys
     

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