Brass Instruments in Detail

Delicate Brass Valves

Delicate Brass Valves

I have to apologize to my blog followers for being slow to post recently.  I work part-time in a camera store and throughout the holiday season I’ve been working pretty much full-time hours and even overtime, so I’ve had little time to edit and post.

A few weeks ago however, I did get to shoot an event called “Tuba Christmas” at Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral.  Several other photographers and myself were given free reign during the rehearsal to get up close and personal and shoot just about anything and anybody while the brass orchestra rehearsed.  My main emphasis was on capturing as many faces of orchestra members as I could, but I also looked for smaller details and focused in on hands and intricacies of instrument valves.

Tuba Valves

Tuba Valves

Sometimes while shooting, you just know you captured an image that will be your favorite.  During the rehearsal I captured one of the orchestra members just as she glanced upwards over the top of her glasses to look at and listen to the conductor.  As soon as I saw the image on my LCD screen of the camera, I knew I had my image of the day!

Paying Attention

Paying Attention

I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and look forward to everyone having a great 2014!



About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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4 Responses to Brass Instruments in Detail

  1. Nancy Balluck says:

    Kolman, I love the shots of the Tuba Concert! You really captured the fingers on the brass valves beautifully! Your blog is so nicely written. You have a way with words! Thank you for taking the time to work on this and for sharing your words of wisdom!


  2. Maria Kaiser says:

    You did get some good ones that day Kolman Happy NewYear. Here’s to good beginnings in 2014




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