It's summer at the Cadillac Hotel and concert season is in full swing. Last month, pianist Joel Tepper dropped by to entertain the residents and passersby.
One of the inherent challenges of photographing pianists is that they're always in a fixed position, unless they're talking to the audience. So it's always a challenge to photograph them in such a way that it looks interesting.
As always, I shot the entire concert with prime lenses, specifically the Fuji 23mm, 56mm, and 90mm lenses.
In an effort to counter motion-blur, my shutter speed was fixed at 1/125sec. ISO was set to auto, but capped at 800. And more often than not, I shot wide open.
Camera settings have been provided for reference.
Above is the Patricia Walkup piano, over 100 years old!
The above image is the only one where I shot at other than wide open. I wanted not only the details of the pianist in focus, but also the sheet music.
As always, I like photographing from the back of the concert venue because the mailboxes provide such a nice leading line.
Stay tuned for more concert photos in the next few weeks!