Camera: NIKON D2Hs
Shutter: 1/640 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Spot Metering)
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