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Snapshot101
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Dec 01, 2012 09:56 |  #1

I recently acquired a vintage fender Stratocaster electric guitar-

How would you go about shooting the picture? I usually shoot small stuff.

I have wide angle zooms and 100mm and a 70-200.

Thank you...

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Dec 02, 2012 00:02 |  #2

Snapshot101 wrote in post #15312068 (external link)
How would you go about shooting the picture? I usually shoot small stuff.

I could chop it into small pieces for you, if that would help.


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Dec 02, 2012 00:37 |  #3

Generally a camera works pretty good:lol:

All jokes aside, it depends on what kind of shot you're going for. More of an editorial shot or product shot? If you're doing more of an editorial type shot, you don't have to include the entire guitar in every shot, concentrate on interesting angles of certain parts of it and use DOF to make the shot interesting.


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Dec 02, 2012 01:03 |  #4

[Obligatory Thread Promotion Post Warning] Some of us have been posting our axes in this thread here: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1227224

Come check it out and see if there's any ideas you like! Also, post that beauty of a guitar when you've taken some shots :D


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Dec 02, 2012 01:31 |  #5

go to BIG guitar mfg websites and check out how they shoot them

www.fender.com (external link)
www.carvin.com (external link)
www.prsguitars.com (external link)
www.gibson.com (external link)

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Dec 02, 2012 05:54 |  #6

Guitars have shiny, flat surfaces, which means you need to be careful managing the lights to avoid angles that create direct reflections where you don't want them.


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Dec 02, 2012 06:45 |  #7

? Photoshop a burning guitar as Jimi Hendrix did to his one in the stage


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Dec 02, 2012 14:33 |  #8

Id look at extreme luxury guitar makers http://www.abyssguitar​s.com/models/guitar_mo​dels.htm (external link)


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Dec 02, 2012 16:40 |  #9

Thanks for the replies. Excellent idea on checking manufacturer web sites

Chopping the ax into small pieces is not an option :)

And yes , I'll use a camera. .....Lol

Thanks for the replies and the jokes.

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Dec 02, 2012 18:47 |  #10

Snapshot101 wrote in post #15312068 (external link)
I recently acquired a vintage fender Stratocaster electric guitar-

I don't know about the best lighting but sounds like a nice guitar !




  
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Dec 11, 2012 16:09 |  #11

After thinking about this I remembered seeing a grand piano being shot in a music store one afternoon. The photographer had huge lights with what looked like a spandex tent stretched in front of the lights. I saw the pictures and the spandex material was diffusing the light so that the shadows were illuminated but there were no highlights blown were there would normally have been glare caused by the several different flash systems.


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