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

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Chapter 24. Horns and Such

Roy Hargrove, 2005. Nikon D2X, 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 200 mm

Figure 24.1. Roy Hargrove, 2005. Nikon D2X, 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 200 mm

The brass section is probably the most beautiful subject photography. With a trumpet player, work so close that every little wrinkle in the face becomes visible. You can read the intensity on a face that's completely deformed by power blown into the instrument. Very your view angle as much as possible in order to get the whole instrument in your picture. As with guitarists, the hands are important. If you can't see them, your shot is no good. The beautiful shape of the trumpet asks for a total shot.

Figure 24.2. Bill Evans, 2004. Fujifilm Finepix ...

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