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Studio impressions

From our recent recording sessions, impressions from two different cameras. The first is from the T2i. I took the image through a double glazed soundproofing window with the lens fully zoomed. The reflections off the window glass were very cooperative, as were the musicians.

Johny Blood and Adrian playing

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm.
Settings: 1/8 second at f/5.6, ISO 800.

This image of the tuba was taken with the G11. The G11’s articulating LCD screen makes high and, as in this case, low angle framing super easy. For dramatic effect, in post-production I added a bit of vignetting in Nik Silver Efex then overlayed the black and white layer with the original using the layer palette’s “Color” menu selection.

Tuba in studio

Settings: 6.1mm, 1/60 second at f/2.8, ISO 400.

Canon T2i and G11 making impressions at the studio.


Had a gig today and after our set I took a few shots. Here’s one I particularly liked (I must be on a black and white kick). I cropped the image into “portrait” view because I wanted to emphasize the moody look of the bass and cello players against the hard backlight:


Out of deference to the guitar player who I mercilessly cropped out of the photo above, here’s the shot in full-frame, color view:

Musicians 2

Canon G11 making the scene.