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Tactical Impulse Sponsors RIT Big Shot 2013

February 07, 2018

Tactical Impulse Sponsors RIT Big Shot 2013

On March 23rd, 2013, Tactical Impulse was proud to work in cooperation with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) during their 28th annual Big Shot event. The first RIT Big Shot event was small and was held in 1987 to teach students about photography. To this day, the purpose of the event is to promote education in general and education in technology fields. The Big Shot, often described as painting with light, involves hundreds or thousands of volunteers, armed with flashlights and camera flashes, illuminating a distinctive landmark during an extended photographic exposure. Past Big Shot subjects have included the Alamo in San Antonio, the Royal Palace in Stockholm, and the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York. This year, the photograph subject was the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX – their biggest subject yet.


In addition to the thousands of other volunteers, a team of fifty Tactical Impulse volunteers were given the difficult task of illuminating the retractable rooftop of the stadium. Because of the massive size of the stadium and the position of the camera, the Tactical Impulse team had to be positioned far away from the stadium in order to achieve the angle necessary to illuminate the high reaches of the roof. At the same time, the lights had to be powerful enough to reach the rooftop over such a great distance.


The fifty Tactical Impulse LE-1 flashlight units operated by the team successfully illuminated the entire rooftop facing the camera, helping RIT produce a beautiful evenly lit photograph. The LE-1’s 595 lumens of neutral white light and the medium sized reflector made it the perfect tool for the job. For more information about the 28th annual Big Shot event at Cowboys stadium and other Big Shot projects, visit:

March 23, 2013 – 9:05pm

52 degrees Fahrenheit

Camera: Nikon D800

Lens: 14 mm

Shutter Speed: 30 seconds

Aperture: f16

ISO: 400


Picture property of RIT


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