Kerry Koenig  

Christopher James Band by Kerry Koenig

October 2021 - Christopher James Band

October 2021 - Kerry Koenig


About the Image(s)

Camera: Fuji XPro 2
Lens: Fujinon XF23mm F1.4R (35mm equivalent)
1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 800, manual

This photograph is of instrumentalist, songwriter and teacher Christopher Phoenix James. He plays the mandolin, guitar, harmonica, banjo, ukulele and more. He has produced more than 1 album and his music can be categorized as southern blues. I saw him play at an AutumnFest celebration. I tried to reflect the feel of his music into this photographic interpretation.

5 comments posted

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
You captured her personality in her eyes above the mask. This would make a nice advertising photo for her with all the appropriate information for her customers. If you were to take one for that purpose, I might ask her to remove her glasses from over the logo on her shirt, but you still have all the info behind her. For my taste, a straight, well focused, well exposed photo without the film effect and flare would be more desired. Her skin tone is much better in the larger photo.   Posted: 10/11/2021 12:15:11
Kerry Koenig
Thank you Cindy.   Posted: 10/15/2021 13:23:15

Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
Kerry, I think the techniques you used to soften the image work well with your subject's skin tones but, you are right, the resulting overall effect is a bit flat and hazy. I agree with Cindy about using this as a promo photo, but I would love to see you do some portraits of this lovely woman against a plain background. I find the white take-out container at the bottom of the frame quite distracting. BTW, welcome to the group!   Posted: 10/11/2021 17:02:24
Kerry Koenig
Thank you Lorna.   Posted: 10/15/2021 13:20:34

Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
Kerry, I am new to the this group too! Welcome to you. I am a bit confused as I am looking at a photo of the Christopher James Band and it looks like two men playing music. The other comments above don't seem to fit the image I am seeing. I think you have captured the feel of the music being played outdoors. I would suggest straightening it slightly and cropping it a bit tighter. I am also leaning more towards the color version of the image as it draws the eye right to the musicians. Nice image of an outdoor musical event.   Posted: 10/15/2021 17:57:27


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