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Big Shot at Churchill Downs in Louisville KY is a Big Effort

From Churchill Downs RIT’S 31ST BIG SHOT PHOTOGRAPH LIGHTS UP CHURCHILL DOWNS Photography Team Captures Spectacular Nighttime Image of Iconic Home of the Kentucky Derby LOUISVILLE, KY – Rain and unseasonably cool temperatures didn’t keep Louisville from making the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) 31st Big Shot at Churchill Downs a success. Local volunteers, RIT students and local RIT alumni used flashlights and other handheld devices as the primary light source to illuminate the famous Twin Spires while RIT photographers shot an extended exposure photograph of Churchill Downs clubhouse. This year’s final image was a 30-second exposure at f11 (ISO…

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Louisville’s Churchill Downs to be subject of RIT Big Shot’s next community photo project

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  – The next RIT Big Shot promises to be a beautiful photo finish when Rochester Institute of Technology’s longtime community photography project captures a spectacular nighttime image of a national icon –Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby, in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.  The Big Shot relies on the participation of hundreds of volunteers to provide the primary light source for the image while RIT photographers shoot an extended exposure. It’s a signature event for RIT and is led by the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, which is nationally recognized for its degree programs….