Friday, June 20, 2014

The Plank Stompers

Some of my best music buddies are in a band called The Plank Stompers. They were nice enough to give me a couple of tries at a group shot last week.
The first try was in nice but direct sunlight, and didn't work out that well. My only real chance to beat the contrast was a small amount of fill flash, and I'm not satisfied with the result. We went at it again a little later, when the sun was going down. Much better. Here's my favorite:
The Plank Stompers, by Reed A. George
Leica M9, Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 v.3 Lens
iso 640, f9.5, 1/125 sec.
I've gotten a few more requests for whole band promo shots recently. I need to work on the techniques for getting this right. A little practice with the Plank Stompers helped me in that respect. I hope they'll find the pictures useful.
The Plank Stompers play a great down-home mix of bluegrass, folk, and space groove.
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