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Three Songs, No Flash!: Your Ultimate Guide to Concert Photography by Loe Beerens

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Chapter 23. Keyboard Instruments

Jamie Cullum, 2006. Nikon D2X, 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 70 mm

Figure 23.1. Jamie Cullum, 2006. Nikon D2X, 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 70 mm

Keyboard players are harder to capture than drummers. Because you often have to shoot from a lower standpoint, you don't see the keyboard or the fingers. The instrument itself is not very pretty, especially not with all the cables hanging out the back. A higher standpoint is an option, but then you should step back as far as possible and use the biggest lens you have. That way you diminish the angle of inclination, and you can get a shot of the hands and keyboard. If you shoot from above you will see the hands in all situations, lifted from ...

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