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Every year I volunteer my time and services to shoot a local musical event. These shots are from last year– This years event is coming up in a couple of weeks and I've been asked to come back. I can't wait!
I love these kids. They can all wail on the sax, guitar, and drums!

Guitar Player. Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200VR, 1/40th second, F5.6 @ 29mm, ISO 1600
I processed the poop out of this image to get these effects.

Waiting to play. Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200VR @ 200mm, 1/15th sec, F5.6, ISO 1600

Killer Sax. Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200VR, 1/40th sec, F4.5, ISO 900 @ 36mm

Sax and keyboard. Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200VR @ 200mm, 1/15th sec, F9.0, ISO 1600

I wanted the 1930's, Old Blues Band look to this young mans image. This is the shot I planned for BEFORE pressing the shutter. In other words I KNEW what I wantd the final product to look like. His buddies were jeering, and goofing off just behind me getting him to break up laughing. I waited until a serious moment before pressing the shutter a number of times in order to nail a good shot due to the low shutter speeds and no flash.
Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200VR, 1/40th sec, F5.6, ISO 1250

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    • # Yves Monast

      awesome set love the last one for the old look and the first for the mix of color and B&W well done....

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    • # Beth

      the last shot really does look like it comes from the 30's. have fun with this years' event and will look forward to seeing your pictures

      2012.01.05 Edited Reply Cancel

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