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Apr 04, 2012 09:19 |  #1

I've been approached to do a group photo and individual photos of approximately 9 high school senior orchestra players. They want to provide a photo to each senior as a gift and then present a group shot to the conductor as a thank you gift.

We will set up in the performing arts theater on stage (beautiful facility). I will be able to bring studio lighting. For the group shot, I think I'll just arrange them in a half circle and have them play something and try to get a shot where I have all faces. For the individual, I don't know if I should pose them or try to capture a shot in action? If I were to pose them, do I have them look at the camera and smile with violin, cello, bass in position?

Anyone done something like this and have an example of what they did?


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Apr 04, 2012 15:26 |  #2
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Google "classical instrumentalists" and get an idea with the search results via the images tab




  
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Apr 05, 2012 08:10 as a reply to  @ RichSoansPhotos's post |  #3

I always like to get one shot of each individual playing (so they are looking at their music or instrument) and then a general shot holding their instrument looking at the camera.


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Apr 05, 2012 11:46 |  #4

Both great suggestions. Not sure why I didn't think of Google!!!


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Apr 05, 2012 16:58 |  #5
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KCMO Reefer wrote in post #14214811 (external link)
Both great suggestions. Not sure why I didn't think of Google!!!


We're human perhaps:cool:




  
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Apr 06, 2012 21:59 |  #6

Here is a gallery of what I do for the orchestra each year http://jprimages.com …/2011/orchestra​/symphony9 (external link)

I shoot the seniors using a white backdrop and two studio strobes, one down low aimed up at the white backdrop and the other off camera left.


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Apr 07, 2012 05:04 |  #7

JPR Images wrote in post #14223257 (external link)
Here is a gallery of what I do for the orchestra each year http://jprimages.com …/2011/orchestra​/symphony9 (external link)

I shoot the seniors using a white backdrop and two studio strobes, one down low aimed up at the white backdrop and the other off camera left.

Very nice. Unrelated question" Do your 'ten packs' sell very well for you? This is something I had not thought of but will have to try out.


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Apr 18, 2012 19:24 as a reply to  @ mrcoons's post |  #8

Surprisingly I do not sell a lot of ten packs but I thought I would. :confused:


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Apr 18, 2012 19:36 |  #9

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Surprisingly I do not sell a lot of ten packs but I thought I would. :confused:

That's too bad. I will try it as it's either that or raise the 4x6 price. Thanks for the idea.


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Apr 27, 2012 23:40 |  #10

I like both head shots of the musicians and actions shots. The problem with the action shots is sometimes they make really awful faces when they are concentrating on their music.

I usually do group shots, head shots, and "photojounalist" style action shots.


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