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Trumpet Player - 4

Trumpet Player - 4

Trumpet Player - 4
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Top Shot Award 22
Contest Finalist in Concerts and Music Photo Contest
Peer Award
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Absolute Masterpiece
barbararybolt leonidmamontov shiloahdouglas maxmanus clareparsons Clark_Engbrecht terrywilliams +5
Superb Composition
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Top Choice
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Outstanding Creativity
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All Star
Jonathan_Shea DaveWalters6013 unrustablephotography Dacemac
Magnificent Capture
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Superior Skill
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Top Ranks

See The Music Photo ContestTop 30 rank
See The Music Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
A World In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Concerts and Music Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Concerts and Music Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Concerts and Music Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1


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JDLifeshots June 20, 2015
Great capture! Congrats.
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Adrian_Wills August 29, 2015
Cheers for the positive feedback, much appreciated!
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NatureLoverJJWal December 15, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
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Behind The Lens

I shot this photo in Santa Fe, NM, I was asked to produce some shots of horn and trumpet players for the movie "Miles Ahead", a biopic of "Miles Davis", featuring "Don Cheadle". "Tony Lujan" featured in this photo, is an accomplished trumpet player in his own rights, and played with "Miles Davis" on many occasions, and new him well!
I wanted to use minimal lighting to achieve this image, where the subject is spot lighted from the near side, highlighting the features of Tony playing his trumpet and being 'in the moment", show casing; the trumpet, Tony's hands and Tony's facial expression, while working the shadows allowing the darkness to promote the mood I wanted!
I used a Canon 6D with an EF 24 - 70mm f/2.8L lens. I shot this free hand, I rarely use tripods, as am constantly trying different angles to shoot from!
The chance to actually make some money from my photography is a pretty powerful inspiration, then of course the challenge to achieve some great shots!
Yes, I always use post processing, I believe this process is as much a part of digital photography as taking a great shot, one owes it to one self and to the photograph, one has to get the most out of the information one gathers to show case the essence of the moment, and to promote ones style!
In my camera bag
A 6D Canon and back up 60D camera bodies with double battery packs, one or two spare battery's all charged! Two clean or almost clean high speed 64GB pro memory cards. Lenses: 1) EF 24-70mm f/2.8L 2) EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS ll USM 3) Sigma 12-24mm 1:4.5-5.6 ll DG HSM
If you have time to think about how you would like the shot to look, think about how you will light the subject, the back ground, and the angle you shoot from to produce the composition. One other important thing when shooting live people and animals, is to relate to your subject, to help make them feel in the mood, what ever that is you are trying to achieve, if you have a good relationship with your subject, one is more likely to get a more natural expression, as apposed to an obvious awkward or forced expression!

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