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close up rock star playing the blues

close up rock star playing the blues
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Contest Finalist in In My Hand Photo Contest
People's Choice in instruments Photo Challenge
Winner in Gotta "Hand" It To You Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol2
People's Choice in Music and Musician Photo Challenge
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People's Choice in Music Lovers Photo Challenge
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Contest Finalist in Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 12
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Contest Finalist in HDR Only Photo Contest
People's Choice in Live Music In B&W Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Concerts and Music Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Concerts and Music Photo Contest
Winner in Musicians Playing Music in Black and White Photo Challenge
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Michael_Shake
 
Michael_Shake December 17, 2014
Fantastic job, lots of character in those hands and the B&W really brings that out.
LynnsPhoto
 
LynnsPhoto March 10, 2015
Love the perspective and perfect in black and white.
Dave_Carnahan
 
Dave_Carnahan May 26, 2015
Wow - fantastic!
thomasbrady
 
thomasbrady June 15, 2015
Holy Toledo!! I can't believe the detail.....This is true art in photography!!!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter June 19, 2015
Wonderful b/w image. Well done. - Jake
Eyeteeth
 
Eyeteeth June 25, 2015
Congratulations, great image.
AngeT
 
AngeT July 31, 2015
Magnificent shot!
Danelle
 
Danelle August 09, 2015
Love this shot!!! Amazing!
gaurashi
 
gaurashi September 05, 2015
amazing capture ... :)
thomasbrady
 
thomasbrady October 01, 2015
Another masterpiece from a true MASTER in photography!!
paigecn
 
paigecn December 13, 2015
Amazing Detail ..nice shot!
daleshack
 
daleshack December 13, 2015
Kevin, amazing shot. The deail and shading is incredible.
Great creative lighting.
ElaineCatlingPhotography PRO+
 
ElaineCatlingPhotography January 28, 2016
Superb work! Great composition in black &white.
nandicmb
 
nandicmb February 19, 2016
Congratulations on your innumerable Awards!
RichardReames PRO
 
RichardReames May 22, 2016
Awesome depth to this image. Well done. Love your gallery!
Kcable
 
Kcable June 26, 2016
Thanks for the kind words ! If anyone is interested I have a Black & White Photography BLOG (FREE) you could all join in ! kevin-cable-photography.tumblr.com/ Please do!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank June 29, 2016
Very well conceived. Brilliant textures and perspective. My compliments on all those well deserved awards.
CeliaDawnsPhotos
 
CeliaDawnsPhotos July 05, 2016
Awesome Picture !!! Very inspirational !!! Thank you for sharing !!!
jozeless
 
jozeless July 19, 2016
that is
fantastic angle
Fuzzygazz
 
Fuzzygazz August 16, 2016
Impressive image. Grabs you...
Kcable
 
Kcable November 10, 2016
Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments and the awards! Lets keep going
jsojourner
 
jsojourner May 07, 2017
Very, very cool!
charlenekoritnik
 
charlenekoritnik May 25, 2017
Oh this is wonderful!
clicker-chris
 
clicker-chris April 18, 2018
amazing detail .
ronkline
 
ronkline May 29, 2018
The real deal!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz August 21, 2018
Fantastic capture! Thank you for joining my "Anything Black and White" challenge!

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Behind The Lens

Location
A friend of mine makes his living as a musician. He wanted to have some professional photos for press releases and marketing. This photo here I liked a lot but not for him, it did not have his face in it. fortunately for me it was a very well received shot, where ever I show it. So, I shot the photo in the studio with three strobes.
Time
shot in the studio time of day does not matter? around 2pm
Lighting
three strobes, One key, back light, and the fill was a foam core, placed opposite the key with a distance to only fill 1/4th of the key. The third strobe was on the background. the ratio was 4 to 1.
Equipment
Nikon D200, Nikon 60mm, strobes, in studio
Inspiration
musician friend needed promotional and marketing images. I seen the black and white as I shot it. The musician looked impressive to begin with and the angle is what gives this it's feeling. I like shooting musicians that really get into their music and this musician did.
Editing
RAW image was color corrected and then converted to black & white in photoshop. HDR was added to give more texture. When adding HDR be careful not to add too much! It depends on the image of how much you can ad. Some images you cannot ad any it looks over powered by the effect and just does nothing but ruin the image. I find black & white images are the best for HDR especially if the have texture. Texture like people, wood, buildings. Test the HDR and see if it still looks like a great photo and not an overpowered photo with pushed colors or added ghosting lines.
In my camera bag
every job is different. this being in the studio. I generally have a set of prime lenses and 1 zoom. I hardly use zoom lenses except for sports, events and live situations. If I have total control of the shoot, (which I like) I always use prime lenses. in my bag 15mm, 24mm, 50mm, 60mm micro, 85mm, 180mm, this would be for the studio. I do bring a short 12-24, and a 70-200 Nikon 2.8, even my 300mm, at times but mainly on location shoots.
Feedback
since you mainly shoot digital and not film as I learned on, you can shoot as many images as you want. In my learning day it was very expensive to buy, process and print film, so we had to budget our shots. shoot, shoot, and shoot! take notes of what you did. experiment and remember why it worked or did not work. trying to capture an image like this one is really pretty simple. Once you have learned to light people, the lighting is the easy part, it's working with the talent as a director to get what you want from them.

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