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Formal Portraits of the Payson High Marching Band

by dav.d

Here are the formal portrait photographs for the Payson High School marching band. We were planning on shooting the group outside on the football field. We picked one of the indoor gyms where we could use the bleachers for the whole group. You have this many people you need bleachers or steps for this to work. I brought enough lights to light the group but I could have used a few more.

Group photo of the PHS Marching Band

Group photo of the PHS Marching Band

And since it is high school, we had to have a “fun” one.

A fun photo because it's high school

A fun photo because it’s high school

We did an alternate group photograph of the marching band. This has the flags extended.

Alternate group photo with flags extended

Alternate group photo with flags extended

We then photographed each group or section. Saxophones, clarinets, flutes, drums, and more. We did a serious photograph and then we did a fun photo.

The Saxophone group

The Saxophone group

A fun photo with the drum team

A fun photo with the drum team

The rifle squad

The rifle squad

Tall flags—same people as the rifle squad

Tall flags—same people as the rifle squad

The clarinet section

The clarinet section

The big brass section

The big brass section

We then photographed each person individually. In some cases a friend would join in as well.

Individual photos

Individual photos

And I made money from parents ordering prints and digital copies on my SmugMug page. Yay!

Individual photos

Individual photos

Ad hock group photos

Ad hock group photos

A photo bomb

A photo bomb

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