A happy family

A happy family

Up until this year, I was the only developer for my outcome team at work. Even now, we are up to two developers where most teams probably have about 15 or so. I wouldn’t say this left me “lonely”, exactly, but the team isolation combined with working in a different framework than the other teams left me with very little to talk about with a lot of my co-workers.

These three happy folks have been working in my department for probably around a year or so now, but it wasn’t until a holiday party this past winter that I finally started talking to them.

What I discovered very quickly was that this group of people all possessed a style, humour, and attitude that meshed insanely well with mine, and even though we don’t work on the same things right now, I find I can always saunter over for a quick chat, or have a group to grab a coffee with, which I’m hella thankful for.

We have an all-team meeting this week, and for the after party I volunteered to take some group shots at the bar. As things were winding down, I repositioned the lights a bit and got them to get together for a quick shot that personifies them delightfully.

I shot this with my 85mm lens using a 1/200 second shutter speed and f13 aperture with an ISO of 100. I had a strobe on the left side with a softbox, as well as another at half power on the right with a slightly smaller modifier. In a perfect world there would have been a rimlight at the back right, but we only had the two lights to work with, and it was dark, and I was tired, so here we are.

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