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I saw a street musician today, made 10 shots, came home and realised that I actually missed it: each and every shot has its flaws and I failed to capture "that moment".
I have never shot musicians before and today I learned that there are several things I had to watch for.
What do you watch for when you shoot a performing guitarist? Which of my shots here are better in your opinion? Thanks.

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Probably this one..
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This one is probably a big obvious that you noticed as soon as you got them on your comp - get that music stand out of the way. It blocks so much of the shot.


Other tips people always give - try not to crop guitar headstocks, elbows, things like that. Your #3 and #4 shots would be great if you stepped to the right a few steps to get that music stand out of the way, and opened up just a hair to get the full guitar, or at least the whole portion of the body.
 
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This one is probably a big obvious that you noticed as soon as you got them on your comp - get that music stand out of the way. It blocks so much of the shot.


Other tips people always give - try not to crop guitar headstocks, elbows, things like that. Your #3 and #4 shots would be great if you stepped to the right a few steps to get that music stand out of the way, and opened up just a hair to get the full guitar, or at least the whole portion of the body.

Thanks, agree - chopped elbows and guitar neck was what I was really disappointed with. i also realised that when he is staring at the sheet music he does not look interesting. When he looks at his guitar neck it changes all.
 
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I would rather you had been a few feet to the right so the stand isn't in the way.

Agree, it is so obvious now. But somehow I completely overlooked it, trying to get a decent background.
 
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Keep one of these on your cell phone or card or something for next time you see something like this - kind of to remember all the "nots"
 

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