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Jean-Pierre of Pangea Piercing in Ann Arbor; martial arts instructor, piercer extraordinaire, and owner of the most unique eyebrows in Christendom. Shown here setting some stealthy jewelry in my friend Stephanie’s seconds-old septum piercing. Roughly as simple as photos get - available light, ISO400 and f4.5 at 1/15sec. Probably should have bumped up the shutter speed - 1/40sec should do it next time. 

Still learning. 

Laser Beam and Devil Kitty duke it out on the derby track at the Masonic Temple. This was from the first of two games I shot in a row that day. I came home with 47GB of photos, 20% charge left in my camera’s batteries, 2 fully charged AAs of the 40 I arrived with, and precisely zero blood sugar. Focusing on the action, looking for critical moments, and carefully panning to keep up with four hours of derby is remarkably taxing. But when the camera goes click, and stuff like this pops up on the LCD, it’s suddenly worth it. 

ISO2000, 50mm at f2.2 and 1/250sec, Barely enough to freeze the action. Shooting action in the Masonic makes you claw for every photon. 

Still learning.