Barbara Johnston | Jul. 29, 2013 | Notre Dame Photography blog
I recently photographed the Grotto for an edge-lit glass panel art piece that will be displayed in the University Relations’ office of the Main building.
We had to reschedule a few times due to inclement weather before getting a perfect evening. Unfortunately it was a Friday evening but Mother Nature was calling the shots for this shoot.
With all the candles lit, the sun rapidly descending and my VERY patient models in place, I proceeded to crawl behind the candle racks, collecting cobwebs on my face and hair—fortunately no spiders—to position my camera for an interior. It didn’t take long before beads of perspiration trickled down my forehead; the Grotto heats up like a pizza oven when all the candles are lit.