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The University Magazine

Flashback to the historic Erie Canal

University Magazine - Fall 2008 Image

Schoen Place in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford went up in lights for RIT’s 24th Big Shot photo project on May 8. More than 600 volunteers came out with flashlights and camera flash units to help faculty from RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and National Technical Institute for the Deaf make a nighttime image, often described as a “painting with light” photograph. The Sam Patch, a replica of a 19th century packet boat, is positioned in the foreground with models dressed in period costume posed on the deck and inside the boat. The final image is a 30-second exposure at F16. For more information, see