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Farm Boys
Photograph by Scott Houston

“Who wants to study?” says freshman Joel Locke, hanging at left. It’s warm, and it’s too early in the semester for schoolwork to seem urgent. Like many Iowa State students, Joel and his friends Josh Hauser, middle, and Tyler Manker, right, are in-staters from small farming communities. There are fewer people in each of their hometowns than in the three dorms that make up 50012—home away from home for 2,000 students.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS3
Film Type: NPZ 800
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Bright sun
Time of Day: Early afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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