Shooting The Preacher Men / by Ferry Knijn Fotografie

A couple of weeks a go I got the question from Efraim Trujillo if I could should o location. I told him I just bough a new Elinchrom Quadra RX set and can do photoshoots everywhere. So I got the question if I would like to make some promotional photo's for his new Jazz project "The Preacher Men". We could only plan the shoot a hour before there first gig so I had to work fast. Armed with my Fuji X-pro1 with the 35 1.4 and X-E1 with the 18-55 2.8-4 and the Elinchrom quadra with the Westcott 60" umbrella I went to the gig.

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The Preachermen Web-1453

I started with a few portraits of the individual band member. I found this red chair and used the umbrella half closed to create a poor mens soft box, a trick I learned from Zack Arias.

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The Preachermen Web-1482
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The Preachermen Web-1520
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The Preachermen Web-1532

After the ones on the chair I found a couple of doors I thought that look cool and would gave them some extra choices in different kind of looks.  So the final groupshot I did in front of those doors

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The Preachermen Web-1576

In post I just did some extra sharpening and darkened the  background with the chair shots to get of the background noise.

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