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Photo provided by RIT Big Shot team

People from across the country and around the world came together at Cowboys Stadium March 23 to help make RIT’s 28th Big Shot photograph a success. More than 2,400 volunteers, including about 40 RIT students who traveled to Texas and 175 alumni who live in the area, provided the primary light source for the Big Shot image while RIT photographers shot an extended exposure with the stadium completely dark for the first time in its history. The Big Shot is often described as “painting with light” because participants are asked to “paint” or shine their light source onto a particular exterior area of a landmark while the photograph is taken. Participants were tasked with continuously painting their assigned area of the stadium while RIT photographers were perched atop a scissor lift nearly 40 feet in the air. The final image is a 30-second 
exposure at f16 at ISO 400.