Tuesday, April 26, 2011

1 light setup...again

Guitar 7-5

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.

Guitar 6-11

Guitar 6-2

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.

Guitar 6-15

Guitar 6-18

Guitar 7-19

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.

Studio small

KAB Art - Guitars

Guitar 7-5

I mentioned in the last post that I was able to shoot some of Kent’s latest work.  Kent owns KAB Art.  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.

Guitar 6-11

Guitar 6-2

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.

Guitar 6-15

Guitar 6-18

Guitar 7-19

The pictures have a subtle and clean look.  They are refined and simple.  They give a sense of depth to the pictures.



Thursday, April 21, 2011

Amazing

This last week KBAart.com asked me to take some photos of his two newest masterpieces.  These guitars were not the first of his that I have had the privilege of seeing.  His work is amazing.  I even felt a little bad getting my finger prints on the guitars and while they were in my care I became the best offensive driver I may have ever been in my life!  This is the gorgeous wood and work that he does.
Guitar Detail

Amazing

This last week KBAart.com asked me to take some photos of his two newest masterpieces.  These guitars were not the first of his that I have had the privilege of seeing.  His work is amazing.  I even felt a little bad getting my finger prints on the guitars and while they were in my care I became the best offensive driver I may have ever been in my life!  This is the gorgeous wood and work that he does.
Guitar Detail

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Project 52

A friend and I decided to start a picture a week project a little after the start of the year.  This weeks topic was work so here is my submission.  It is not an original idea but was still fun to create.  The idea came from David Hobby at Strobist.com

Picture Project Work