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The 2015 Heart Run in Anchorage, Alaska was held on a bright sunny day. The start was moved to the new Alaska Airline Center on the University of Alaska-Anchorage campus. Over 5,000 runners participated in the Heart Run. The event is one of Alaska’s largest races. Runners raised $278,000.

Many images had too much contrast were shadows were to dark and highlights were to bright. I prefer photographing on overcast days for softer facial images. All the images were taken with my Nikon D600 and Nikon 70-200mm f/4 lens mounted on a monopod. I carried a wide angle lens with me, but prefer using the telephoto lens so I can concentrate head and shoulder shots. I use a shallow depth of field when photographing people to keep the focus on the person and not the background. I strive to photograph people when they are separated from other individuals. I usually stay away from group shots. I used spot metering to expose for facial tones. Spot focusing allows me to pinpoint focus on people’s eyes. I will remove any photo upon request at bartz@englishoephotography.com.
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