"A Sacred Calling"
©David A. Ziser
Here is one of the images I made yesterday at my portrait session. As I mentioned the location - Plum Street Temple is just a spectacular location for weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and now portraits. Rabbi was gracious enough to let me select any location for his portrait. Although there were some great locations throughout the temple in which to photograph, and we made good use of all of them, it was the balcony that provided the most exciting location for the portrait. From this higher vantage point the magnificence of this sanctuary, the oldest in Cincinnati, Ohio and one of the oldest in the USA, pours it's beauty forth offering a wonde5rful background for Rabbi's portrait. It was quite an honor to be asked to make this official portrait. Camera spec; Canon 5D Mark II fitted with 24-105mm IS lens at 40mm, F5.0 @ 1/15 second (handheld), ISO 800. Illumination coming from camera left - Quantum at 1/8 power shooting through my Zumbrella at 7-8 feet away. Enjoy! -David