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Guitars suggestion

tonyguitar 10 77 37 Canada
2 Jun 2012 4:51PM
Noticed a three guitar image by Bdanju here:

I thought, easy to do. Wrong! Not easy. Guitars are difficult to make good images of.

My efforts here:

Guitars would be an interesting challenge, project or competition. As the key block and the sound hole are so far apart on the guitar, there is more of a challenge. I Hope to see more good guitar images. So far I'm in a bit of a rut for ideas. TG
puertouk 11 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2012 8:16PM
Hi Tony, I've done a mod for you to look at .... Let me know what you think
tonyguitar 10 77 37 Canada
2 Jun 2012 10:22PM
Excellent Stephen. That's an approach I admit not thinking of. Very effective. Adds a lot of theater and power to guitars and I imagine other subjects as well.

My 3 Guitarz are here..

May work with mine as well. They are quite bright though. TG
2 Jun 2012 10:29PM

Here's a high-key shot I created in a studio. Lights on full power, camera on tripod, moved camera from left to right while depressing the shutter button. Results were what I had hoped for. I've sold a few copies of this at craft fairs.


Sold a couple of this too. Macro shot of my fiddle.


Mixed media here. This is a 35mm Mono shot. Printed it on artist's canvas treated with liquid emulsion. When it finally dried out (after about 3 weeks) I painted it with water colours. Haven't sold any prints of this one, but I live in hope! and there's a few instrument shots in this AV. Made this while doing my Creative Imaging degree course as a bit of experimentation using ProShow Gold (I think!)
tonyguitar 10 77 37 Canada
2 Jun 2012 10:35PM
Wow! No limits on imagination here. You just broadened my mind and no smoking required. Lots to run with... all the macro things to do and the combinations. Thanks for the paydirt Big Al. Now you got things loosened up. TG
cattyal Plus
17 9.2k 6 England
2 Jun 2012 10:58PM
I no longer have access to any guitars to photograph but used to enjoy messing about:




and for fun......... Smile

tonyguitar 10 77 37 Canada
3 Jun 2012 12:40AM
That Takamine key head is a classic. Nothing like gold on black velvet. And all those Robaxaset woodmen you hired for the audience scene with the bank of big screen TVs. There's some reaching to do before getting that together. Feature parts of the guitar. Much like classic car features images. Great stuff! TG
tonyguitar 10 77 37 Canada
3 Jun 2012 1:12AM
Big Al, I also enjoyed your You Tube production ' Bit of a beat'. That was some piece of work. The fades and opens and the images....all good stuff! TG
3 Jun 2012 8:27PM
Thanks tonyguitar for your kind comments. It was created in ProShow Gold, making use of panning and zooming, and layers. Lots of Photoshop CS3 used too to cut out the various instruments. I'm currently learning my way round Irish Bouzouki and I'm hoping to get involved with some traditional musicians with a view to making some AV/videos to upload to my IrishAncestry channel on Youtube. (Nothing on it yet). I'm intending using ProShow Gold, Serif MoviePlus X5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended. Got the last two cheap as a mature student. I'm using a FujiFinePix S3 Pro with a few Nikkor lenses and a Sigma 10-20 and for video I have a Sony Handycam 19E. For audio recording I have a Sony MiniDisc with a pair of Stereo mics sourced from Ebay which gives decent quality sound (can capture high notes on fiddle OK). I want to link to these from my website when I get them uploaded. I'll also upload to my Facebook business page Feel free to take a look.
Alex (IrishAncestor)

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