new esteban wall of fame image

Wall of Fame Photo

There’s a new rendition of Esteban and company on the Wall of Fame at Sound Bites Grill in Sedona. It was time to get drummer Joe Morris in place as he’s been playing for the last two years. Some great music at the bottom of this post. You might want to click play on that as you read the rest of the info.

esteban at sound bites grill imageEsteban – Teresa Joy and drummer Joe Morris

Here’s the rundown on the creation of art for the SBG Wall of Fame. I start with images of the musicians captured during live performances. They are individually extracted from the scene and then reassembled into the final composition.

In Adobe Photoshop the pieces are composited while adding layers of texture in various Blend Modes. Drop Shadows add depth. The Inner Glow Mode is used to create lighting effects. Artists are asked to add messages and autographs in black Sharpie Marker. These are inverted and added to the image as it would be almost impossible to track down people after they have completed their gig.

My cameras of choice are either the Lumix GH4 or the GX8. Both cameras have the density range and frame rate to handle the LED stage lighting which can be tough as there is only pure color in the lights. My primary lens choice for getting the individual photos is the 35-100mm f2.8 Vario. The lens is equivalent to a 70-200mm full frame.

esteban on stage at sound bites grillFull stage at Sound Bites

For the entire group and stage publicity photos, I use the 12-35mm f2.8 Lumix Vario lens. It’s a solid wide angle zoom that teams up well with the 35-100mm.


Esteban – La Paloma Classical Guitar with Teresa Joy on violin

Yours in Creative Photography,      Bob

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