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Laura J. Gardner - The Journal Gazette
Leo High School Senior Brittney Clark practices on Wednesday afternoon in preparation for going to State this weekend for the first time.

Getting Ready for State

Laura J. Gardner - The Journal Gazette
Leo High School Junior & Drum Major Katie Westerhausen directs the band on Wednesday during practice. The band will be going to State for the first time this weekend.

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/640 s

Aperture: f/5

Exposure Setting: Manual (Spot Metering)

ISO: 640

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 30 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments: I shot the Leo High School marching band, who will be going to state for the first time ever this weekend. That is pretty exciting for them.

I got a few different angles since in real competition you wouldn't be able to. I climbed up a ladder to stand by the drum major and got a shot of her in the foreground with the band in the back - something a little different. I also took a low-angle shot of one of the members of the flag corps. The band sounded really awesome and bigger than it was.

- Laura J. Gardner, Photojournalist