- Apr 22, 2011
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What a great thread! Thaks for your advice I can't wait to try these methods.
My "work in progress" shots are largely cell phone plus work light, but methinks that's not sufficient for when I finally have a couple of these builds finished. Belated thanks for posting the tutorial - don't know why it never really occured to me that I need to light guitars like I light portraits. D'oh!Hey, wait a minute Jay! Are you trying to say my dimly lit shop and my cell phone camera just might not be cutting it?
Seriously, great thread. Thanks for sharing.
Yep, backdrop and improved lighting are definitely on the "take pretty pictures of finished instruments" menu!I will definately be changing a few things when i shoot, Thank You!
AU NATUREL IS WHERE ITS AT! A quality circular polarizer is very very useful when you want to get rid of glare (I like the B+W stuff).Personally, I try to use natural lighting as much as humanly possible. To eliminate any glares...there are two ways to go about it. One, mind your lighting source in terms of direction. Catch it at the angles. Two, use a Circular polarizing filter. My personal favorite is using a Neutral Density filter. They tend to bring out the detail MUCH better with very little off board editing. You can also eliminate the risk of flash glare if you choose to use indoor shots. Not that there is anything wrong with indoors but outdoors, IMO, is where it's at.