New band photo

Today I did a photo shoot on my patio with the band. For lighting I used a single speedlite (Canon 430ex II) and a shoot thru umbrella. The backdrop was a $10 plastic tarp. This was the money shot (if you look closely you can see the shutter trigger in my right hand).

The Mad Maggies September 30, 2012

Here’s a cleaned up version sans the faux HDR treatment and cheap backdrop (better for the one sheet):

The Mad Maggies September 30, 2012

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 50mm.

Canon 5DM3 before a rehearsal.

An artist and his van

I made a food run on Friday but the taco truck was a no show. Figuring they were just late, I decided to pass some time wandering around taking photos. I saw this art van as a photo opportunity. A few shots in and the owner pops out of the adjacent warehouse. “Mind if I take some photos of the van?” I asked. “Not a problem,” he replied, “but don’t forget the artist.” I complied.

Art van (VW Vanagon) and the artist who created it

For a closer look, here’s an inset from the photo:

Inset of the van art

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L.

Canon 5DM3 passing time waiting for tacos.

Hyperreal in St Paul

I was out and about this past weekend gigging with the band at the “Thinking Outside the Squeezebox II Festival” in St Paul, Minnesota. Between sets, I had a lot of time to take photos. Here are a few talent shots that worked well with faux HDR processing in Lightroom and Photoshop.

The amazing Corn Mo:

Corn Mo at O'Gara's in St Paul, MN

Mad Mags (fearless leader of The Mad Maggies) and Jim Jacobmeyer:

Mags and Jim at O'Gara's in ST Paul

Youkali at the CSPS Hall (Czechoslovak American):

Youkali in St Paul

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L.

Canon 5DM3 providing the pixels.