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Feel the Rhythm... at recebt Jazz Music Camp. Wanted to do somwthing bit more abstract, canon 6D Tamaron 70-200 f-2.8 G2





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Behind The Lens

I captured this images during a summer youth Jazz Camp put on by the Monterey Jazz Festival group. Over 85 kids, age 12-17 participated. Breakout groups for every instrument with keynote instructors. I chose to focus on the drums themselves but include the sticks and capture a bit of motion yet keep the drums in focus
This was shot in doors using only the light of the classroom
The lighting IG was overhead fluorescent school lighting. Not great to say the least. I shot in K around 3900 to “cool” it down
My Canon 6D (first generation) has been my work horse. Combined with a Tamaron 70-200mm f/2.8 a braced it using theater seats. Wanna say shot at 1/60th. F2.8 iso 1600
Always looking for a unique angle/composition that inspires me. Connecting the musician in an ambiguous but intriguing way by conveying some motion in the sticks did just that.
I use mostly basic components of LR. With this images I used some noise reduction tweaks, then re-sharpened it a bit with a photoshop preset that doesn’t bring the grainy side back.
In my camera bag
Besides the 6D canon body, I currently have a Tamaron G2 70-200mm f/2.8, a canon 24-70mm. IS USM L f/2.8, Canon 16-35 USM L f/2.8 and a Canon 100mm USM IS L f/2.8
Take your time, look at the subject from different perspectives. Low, high, angles and see how the light is playing off those. Do it with your eyes, and through the camera. Doing event and lifestyle a lot, I constantly look around...and then something usually just inspires me, that’s when I click the shudder. Don’t be afraid of high ISO ranges, between the mirrorless tech advances, and full frame DSLRS. You will surprise yourself when you venture “outside the box” of some of the fundamentals of recommended or established shudder speed, f-stop, ISO FORMULAS

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