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In Topic: My Obsession

23 August 2018 - 01:36 PM

Dennis now that you mention it. Yup!! That is from the scan to pull the image. It was on mat board. I didn't feel like correcting. The original is a 4x5 transparency. It doesn't tilt :)

Also noticed Calvin Klein doesn't really tilt. Could be the bottle's print. I will have to check.

Also thanks

In Topic: Good settings for Guitars/Instruments

09 August 2018 - 09:19 PM

I just bought an 8 string Lap Steel guitar and would like to post a couple photos but I always end up with a very generic looking photo. What settings and techniques are generally used for taking photos of guitars with natural wood with transparent sunburst paint jobs? Making objects look 3D and full bodied is something that I can't grasp as of yet.

I know I'm late to the party but I just saw this...


I don't know the shape but I would light it at an diagonal angle to bring up the wood textures a bit.  A large softbox with the  diffuser intact or a shoot thru scrim panel. That should give the fretboard will have high level of detail Also a bounce reflector of some type.. Maybe a foam core panel to bounce like back at the shadow side, but just outside the frame (you can decide how much fill More/Closer.. Less/Farther back). I would think that would be a start, and then tweak from that. I am not sure what type lighting you are going to use, but if you are able to use a larger box or a large shoot thru panel I would go that route. That should also help you keep specular highlights under control because you are using larger softer sources as opposed to smaller hard ones. Although to be honest small sources are great for raising up textures....

In Topic: Polaroid Test Print from 4X5 table setup

06 August 2018 - 11:41 AM

Nice work

Thanks Dennis

In Topic: Polaroid Test Print from 4X5 table setup

05 August 2018 - 09:18 PM

I used to use 4x5 Polaroid in a Crown Graphix for crime scene.  Resolution was amazing.  Created some great fingerprint charts using it. 

This image is beautiful.

Thanks much O.D.N.T. 


I agree that the prints from this film tend to look very good with lots of detail. I have always been amazed at what a test sample came out looking like for sure.

In Topic: Polaroid Test Print from 4X5 table setup

05 August 2018 - 10:05 AM

Nice work Greg.

Thanks you!!