This week’s blog is featuring virtuoso world renowned musicians Dmitri Atapine and Adela H. Park. We photographed this duo for the cover of their new CD ‘Sonatas for Cello and Piano’ originally composed by Lowell Liebermann. We have been waiting to post about this until the release of their CD; you can find that link here. Digiman Studio went to the Nightingale Concert Hall at the University of Nevada Reno where we had complete access to the auditorium and theater area for these photographs. It was a great space to really capture the essence of these two accomplished musicians. It was so nice to work with such talented people and we are thankful that they chose Digiman Studio to photograph this project for them. Here are some of the completed images.
The cover image that was used for the CD
Background set up with Dmitri and Adela
It’s easy to look at images like these and think they are simple, but that is rarely the case. For all of these shots we had four different lights. We used a light with a grid spot on the chairs behind our subjects, two side lights, one for a back hair light and the other to capture the beauty of the piano in the background, and our final front light in the form of a soft box. We also used the large reflector to add more light to the shadowed side of our subjects.
Adela H. Park
Thank you again Dmitri and Adela for contacting and allowing us be apart of such a great achievement for the both of you. Congratulations and we hope to work with you again in the future.