Queen Mary University Music Society – Photography
Queen Mary University Music Society
These photographs capture students in the orchestra playing instruments, receiving applause and chatting during breaks. They highlight the level of concentration necessary to succeed and the collaborative nature of playing in an orchestra. This is also emphasised in the promotional video and flyer I created for the society. Some photographs focus on one or two individuals, or even one pair of hands playing a snare drum, while others show sections of the orchestra. The photos were taken using a Canon 5D and were edited using Photoshop. I used the camera raw feature to adjust the white balance, highlights, mid-tones, shadows and saturation. I also cropped some of the photos to reframe them to better effect and added a subtle vignette to draw viewers’ attention as desired. The diversity of these photographs will enable the Music Society to use them for all manner of promotional material in the future.
“We were grateful for Ed’s help photographing our big end of term concert. Ed was extremely professional at the event managing to get close up for shots but at the same time remaining unobtrusive. He captured many great moments from Orchestra to speeches. We were really impressed with the quality of the photos which he had edited with a keen eye for detail. The society can only thank Ed for his fantastic work which we look forward to sharing with our members and using for future promotional material.”
President of the Music Society, Queen Mary University Music Society