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Nov 19, 2009 05:49 |  #1

I am shooting a model with some guitars, the guitars are flat on the front and will obviously act like a mirror to any light source. What is the best way to light this situation? I was thinking of bouncing off the ceiling as it is only about 10 feet high, I am shooting Speedotron Blackline and have plenty off power available. Is that a possible solution? Thanks in advance for any replies I may receive.


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Nov 19, 2009 06:59 |  #2

jimlp wrote in post #9042399 (external link)
I am shooting a model with some guitars, the guitars are flat on the front and will obviously act like a mirror to any light source. What is the best way to light this situation? I was thinking of bouncing off the ceiling as it is only about 10 feet high, I am shooting Speedotron Blackline and have plenty off power available. Is that a possible solution? Thanks in advance for any replies I may receive.

All you really have to do is shoot from an angle that doesn't directly reflect any of your lights. What's your setup (light locations, etc)?


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Nov 19, 2009 07:06 |  #3

Once again, try "Light: Science and Magic." It depends on what you want the guitars to look like. A certain amount of reflection is needed to make them look glossy, if that is the look you want. Otherwise, I'm with shocksyde.




  
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Nov 19, 2009 10:58 as a reply to  @ Jim M's post |  #4

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Speedlight into an umbrella (reflective I believe) off to one side. No problems with reflections.



  
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Nov 19, 2009 11:03 as a reply to  @ egordon99's post |  #5

Best way to light a guitar? Sure. Start here:

http://www.michaelalls​up.com/hendrix_montere​y.htm (external link)


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Nov 19, 2009 14:39 |  #6

Player9 wrote in post #9043792 (external link)
Best way to light a guitar? Sure. Start here:

http://www.michaelalls​up.com/hendrix_montere​y.htm (external link)

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