Making Music – Playing Conga Drums

“Music” is quite difficult to photograph since you can’t see it. Therefore I wanted as much as possible a blurry picture. When you listen to music time passes so I decided on motion blur. Then I experimented with the exposure time. I had the camera mounted on a tripod and settled for 1/10 of a second. Next consideration was the light source. I experimented with a video light and two light wands. I used purple light on one of the wands to create a contrast between hands and body. Finally I converted the image to black and white. Again the idea was to take away as much as possible visual elements. Enjoy!