Camera: NIKON D2Hs
Shutter: 1/3200 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 300 mm
White Balance: Manual
Shooter's Comments: With this photo, her intensity is really shown by the clinched fist in place of the trumpet. The sunglasses help, too.
- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist
Editor's Note: By using a long lens and a wide-open aperture, Samuel made sure Larissa's face (and sunglasses) were the only things that would be sharp in the final image. If he had used a shorter lens or a smaller f-stop, the people in the background would have been more clear, and the image wouldn't be as striking.
- Lara Neel, Visual Editor