I mentioned in the last post that I was able to shoot some of Kent’s latest work. This time though I was able to bring his beautiful guitars to my house where I had a bit more room and most important this time was the extra time that I used. I completed 2 setups that were opposite each other. Black and white backgrounds.
Last time I used exclusively the black background and those pictures look sharp. They pop off the background and you are really focused on the guitars. Much like viewing pictures with a black background around them the guitars became the main focus. These are some of the pictures from this session on the black.
The difference this time is that I was able to use a white seamless background for one of the setups. I added a reflector opposite of the flash and added some white foam core to reflect white in the shinny surfaces of the guitar. I think it worked out great.
The pictures have a subtle and clean look. They are refined and simple. They give a sense of depth to the pictures.
Here is a picture of the setup that I used to make some of the pictures seen above. I thought to take the picture after I had taken down the white backdrop.