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A Heavy Lift

It's that time of year again!  I've spent a few days in Northfield, MN to photograph music groups at St. Olaf, we shot 9 groups.  This part of the music program has over 1000 participants. Most the groups are 90-100 people with the smallest one being the Jazz ensemble which has 20 members.  Shooting was fun but set-up for this one is involved.  We shoot at a down angle from a scissors lift  and we turn their black box 50x60x30 performance space into an on location studio with over 19,000 watt seconds of strobe power. That said it's wonderful to be serenaded by 100's of energetic collegiate musicians and the production team was great!