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Jan 02, 2013 13:36 |  #1

F/10 ; 2.5 Sec Exposure ; 50mm focal length ; auto white balance ; Manual Exposure ; Pattern Metering Mode ; ISO-100

Any Suggestions on getting a better image? Please, and thanks

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Jan 02, 2013 17:18 |  #2

I think you would benefit from a higher veiwpoint and including whole guitar, this composition dosnt have an obvious focal point, the reflection the strap and the body are all competing for my attention but none of them are holding it


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Jan 02, 2013 23:55 |  #3

Lay the guitar on a piece of clean black or dark red velvet to eliminate the blown areas in the top corners. This also hides the scratches on the table top. The guitar needs dusting and the strap needs more light.


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Jan 03, 2013 02:50 as a reply to  @ dino211's post |  #4

Yes, the guitar needs dusting, unless it is intentional to photograph an old washed up guitar.
I think the composition is not so good.
I would have preferred to see the guitar captured at slightly lower angle, and to show the whole length of the guitar. Or instead of having the guitar nearly straighton facing you, it may look better to have more sideway angle.




  
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Jan 03, 2013 11:22 |  #5

Thanks for the suggestions, my thought on this was that the guitar was beat up and crappy looking and the table was beat up and crappy looking so i thought they may go together


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Jan 03, 2013 11:38 as a reply to  @ BrandonPerkins's post |  #6

What would really help would be to darken the area on the sides of the guitar in the background. Those bright areas just draw all attention away from the foreground. That and the dust, possibly a little side lighting as well to bring out the chrome tuning pegs.
Could also do a gritty look from some creative tone mapping.


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Jan 03, 2013 20:42 |  #7

bland shot. No focus to draw the attention to. not enough distinction between the background and the subject. If the body was of a different colour than the headstock and also looked beat up and was a different enough colour then it might have looked cool against the wooden table.


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