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MAGFest snaps

MAGFest - Music and Gaming Festival, formerly known as the Mid-Atlantic Gaming Festival - runs through this weekend. Twenty years ago I might have hung out and played a lot of video games. Now I'm just here for the photo ops. Here are some characters I snapped last night.

Covering a technology conference

Photographing a conference is a lot like street photography: you have to be unobtrusive, and you're constantly hunting for interesting expressions. Even with 400 people intently focused on a single speaker, there's plenty of subject matter to capture. My main challenge was lighting - a messy mix of fluorescent, video, and LED - and darkness (as conferences tend to be). Despite the funky colors thrown off by the projection screens, I shot the available light, with not too unpleasing results.

See more of my photos from the Gasification Technologies Council's annual conference on their site.