Friday, May 8, 2009

Portrait: The Organ Grinder

Not really. Actually this is my daughter's Jazz Band teacher, Mr. Rowe. He is also the musical director and organist at a local church. He was kind enough to sit for a portrait for my LF class.

This was the first portrait I had taken with a large format camera in over 25 years. I used the 8x10" for this one, with a 450mm lens. Space was kind of tight (pipe organs are hard to move) so I had my back up against the wall and was standing on a pew to get the angle I wanted so you could see the keyboard/console in the back. The lens was wide open so depth of field is really tiny.

I think I like portraiture. I'll keep trying!

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