I am Rod Wynne-Powell, and this is my way to pass on snippets either of a technical nature, or related to what I am currently doing or hope to be doing in the near future.

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Professional photographer, Lightroom and Photoshop Workflow trainer, Consultant, digital image retoucher, author, and tech-editor for Martin Evening's many 'Photoshop for Photographers' books.

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Sawston Village College – West Road, Cambridge

It's that time of year again when I drive to Sawston and join my daughter and her teenage twins for their School Concert held in the West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge. It very far from a chore — it has been an annual trip to enjoy a wonderful evening of varied Music from every level of ability; it always attracts a full house of parents, other relatives and friends and is beautifully organised by staff and volunteers. The standard is high and the discipline is there, but the staff welcome a variety of off the wall less than formal items that the children arrange amongst themselves.

It is a serious occasion and the children respect this and enter into the whole evening with relish, and I am absolutely certain that many on the stage that night will go on to greater things within the world of music, and for those that don't make it a career they will gain a measure of confidence for later life that will stand them in good stead.

I thoroughly enjoy going through the photos after the event and spot nuances I missed live, but I apologise that they are not in strict chronological order because I have managed not to synchronise the time on both camera bodies, so shots taken on the wider angle lens are interspersed with the main long lens shots; if I am to get the gallery of images up on the blog then they will have to remain thus, as I am halfway trough another massive tech-editing job for Martin Evening's next 'Photoshop for Photographers' book. I hope that does not spoil anyone's enjoyment of the pictures contained in the gallery.

In case anyone is interested in the lenses and bodies used, they were the 100-400mm on the EOS 7D MkII and the 24-105mm on the EOS 5D MkIII often at full aperture on either lens, at high ISOs, because I do not use flash on such occasions as this is quite unfair to those performing and spoils the enjoyment of the audience. I also take care not to shoot during quiet passages of music for the same reasons.

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