something on the first day of class but he'll be leaving tomorrow to get back to college and, sadly, I won't be there (1800 miles away) to make the image in a timely fashion.
We shot a fair number of frames and, yes, I have many images of him smiling and clowning around, but deep down Ben is s serious and quiet person and this photo captures my understanding of him as well as I think I could.
We did it with the jack-of-all-trades, Sony A7ii, and a recently acquired Rokinon 135mm f2.0 lens. The long, fast lenses seem to be a perfect combination with with Sony's focus peaking. If you get the little flickering highlights you can be pretty sure you nailed focus.
I'll find a good one where he is smiling and drop that on the blog sometime soon.
Be aware that your friendly VSL blogist may be a bit maudlin for the next day or two, it's always tough when one of your best friends leaves town.