How to photograph your chamber ensemble



After spending years looking at countless ensemble photographs, official and otherwise, I’ve stumbled on just a handful that were effective in terms of marketing—unconventional, eye-catching, and as a result, memorable.

The latest to grab my attention is a portrait of the Brazilian recorder quartet Quinta Essentia, which decided to forgo the traditional, conservative shot and give us something altogether different.

I think it speaks for itself.

(photo: Danilo Apoena)

The ensemble is pretty good, too. Here’s a a track of them playing Boismortier:

Learn more: Quinta Essentia website

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