Photographing the Atlanta Eucharistic Congress

by Scott on June 6, 2010

I had the privilege of photographing the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Eucharistic Congress this weekend. No press pass required.

I recently purchased a Nikon D90 and I’m just amazed at the quality of the images. Of course there’s a zillion settings, any one of which has the potential to ruin your photos if not set correctly. And then there’s the fact that this photographer is truly an amateur, even though I consider myself to be quite an enthusiast.

I shot about 750 images and ended up keeping over 400. I shot in “RAW” mode at the event, which gives me the ability to edit the photos in iPhoto, changing the exposure, shadow, effect, size, etc. RAW files provide the highest resolution images, which is great when cropping to “zoom in” on a given area of the photo. I’m amazed at how well it works.

You might want to go directly to our Flickr set, where you can view thumbnails of all 446 images to find your favorites quickly. I think I got some pretty good shots. Let me know what you think, comments are open.

(Note: The images provided on Flickr are only 25% of the full resolution. I’m placing the images into creative commons, meaning you are free to use the photos as long as you attribute them to ParishGeeks.com. If you need a higher resolution image, just drop me a note.)

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Maria Johnson June 6, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Wow, your pictures are magnificent! You really captued the day.

It was great seeing you!

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Scott June 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Thanks Maria. See you in Boston?

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Linda June 17, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Love your pictures, I didn’t get to go to Saturday’s session. I was ministering in Friday’s Healing Service.I’ve always gone in previous years to the Saturday session, but your pictures help me to relive it even though I wasn’t there. I love the procession it is so colorful. Such a variety of people. I saw several of our Priests and a seminarian or two.

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