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Photography in Three Part Harmony / Guitar

A local collector wanted to put his guitars up for auction but felt that his photographs didn’t do justice to the high quality of craftsmanship and beautiful details of his guitars.

He wondered what techniques would help him extract the full beauty of his instruments.

We showed him how a few key changes in set up and lighting could create dramatic results in his images.

(Most images can be clicked for an enlarged view.)

Topics Covered:

  • Simple lighting techniques for dramatic product shots
  • How to light different surfaces and textures
  • How to shoot an extreme product close up

Equipment Used:


  • Contax 645 camera with AE Prism Finder
  • Contax 80mm lens (f/2)
  • Contax Polaroid back
  • Contax Auto Bellows system
  • Sturdy tripod


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