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  • How do you all take such beautiful photos of you guitars?

    Post your photography tips!

  • #2
    Plenty of natural light (thats why so many are taken outside), and avoid glares and flash spots on the guitar.
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    • #3
      1. you need a guitar
      2. you need a camera
      3. you need mazi to take the pic
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      • #4
        Natural light is great.

        Also if you can put your camera on a tri-pod.... that will help get a clearer, less blurry picture.

        Also...... if your camera has a macro setting for taking extreme close-ups that's really cool to use (WITH A TRI POD) so you can get pics like this:

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        • #5
          Hey dcooper, look at that close up! You have very nicely cut saddles.
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          • #6
            1. you need a gutar
            2. you need a camera
            3. you need mazi to take the pic


            +1 at least. Especially on #3.
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            • #7
              Get a digital SLR, it'll really make a difference in your shots.. These were done with a Rebel XT.



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              • #8
                After reading someones post on here about High Dynamic Range photography, it got me wondering how it would make guitars look.

                The following shots were taken using HDR techniques/ software... the only light in the room was a table lamp.







                ...I just noticed that the same ball of fuzz (probably cat hair) appears in all three pics

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                • #9
                  Get a digital SLR, it'll really make a difference in your shots.. These were done with a Rebel XT.



                  Oh yeah! My sister has a Rebel XT. Just AWESOME!!!
                  "Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans..."
                  - John Lennon
                  Videos of me playing guitar!

                  My original music


                  Stupid, meaningless HC clubs I'm a PROUD member of:
                  Epiphone Empire
                  F-Holes (Semi-Hollow and Hollowbody owners)
                  Marshall Circle of Tone
                  SG ARMY

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                  • #10
                    Before you press the shutter release, look for:

                    Correct focussing
                    Random and intrusive reflections
                    annoying/distracting background
                    attractive framing
                    Smooth, even lighting

                    You want a decent amount of light without strong shadows. Mazi's guitar shots illustrate all the above really well: he's shooting with diffused natural light coming through his window, and the guitar is placed on a neutral but attractive wooden floor.
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                    • #11
                      Oh yeah! My sister has a Rebel XT. Just AWESOME!!!


                      ... and cheap now! Since the Rebel XTi came out, the original Rebel XT has dropped a lot. It's not too much more than a "normal" camera these days. People complain about the stock lens, but to be honest, those are the same people that can hear a difference in the batteries used in pedals.. To me, a guy that just wants to take some pics, it's a great lens. I'm sure there are better, more feature packed lenses for $5-600 more, but I'm not into that lol
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                      • #12
                        Well I don't have a great camera, I am too lazy to take it outside because I need to cut the grass and whatever reason that you can think up I will use. But I do know a few tricks for fixing up images that are already taken.

                        You need Photoshop to do this one, but there may be ways to do it with other photo editing programs.



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                        • #13
                          + 1000 billion on letting mazi take those shots!
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                          • #14
                            [QUOTE=ashasha;24432466]Well I don't have a great camera, I am too lazy to take it outside because I need to cut the grass and whatever reason that you can think up I will use. But I do know a few tricks for fixing up images that are already taken.

                            You need Photoshop to do this one, but there may be ways to do it with other photo editing programs.


                              damn thing looks the same in the before and after pics
                            Interviewer: "So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?"
                            Frank Zappa: "You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?"
                            _____________________________________________
                            You can't spell CRAP without RAP! Rock N' Roll for life
                            __________________________________________
                            Gear:
                            06 Fender Standard Strat
                            Roland Cube 15 Watts
                            Vox 847 Wah Wah
                            _____________________________________________
                            Getcha Poke On!

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                            • #15
                              Yep - it's all about an SLR and nice outdoor light (it also helps if you're a bit of a practicing photographer )

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