This shot was taken in a setting where I was a part of the group; however, the shot itself was not a welcome one to the participants nor was it posed. I was drawn to the shapes of the two women as they concentrated on their jig saw puzzle, one they had been working on for several days.
I crept across the room from them and pretended to be messing about with my camera bag. Once they weren’t paying attention, I set up my camera and took up a couple of trial shots to determine the ISO. It had to be set high – 800 – to compensate for the relative darkness of the room and the contrast with outside light. I shot at f/4.5, 33m and s1/60. I was traveling in New Zealand and had only brought one lens, my Tameron 18-270. Although it is as flexible travel lens, I would have been happier with my 50mm for photographing people. For this shot, I made do. After the next shot, the women noticed me and threw a pillow in my direction, thus ending the session.