This is my final posting of the band. I submitted this photo for Bay Area Photo Club’s March assignment of blur. The blur is totally achieved in the camera. In fact the only things done in Photoshop was sharpening all the eyes and converting the photo to black and white.
The blur was caused by the band swaying back and forth while using a slow shutter speed and two Elinchrom strobes that were fired in rear-synch mode.
Camera settings: Nikon D3 on a tripod, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 shot at 70mm, ISO 100, f/19, 1/6th of a second with two Elinchrom strobes with a silver umbrellas.
Lightroom 3—Set white and black point and adjusted color.Photoshop CS5—sharpened the eyes of all the band members and used nik Silver Efex Pro to convert photo to black and white.