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Photo of the Week 128

Photo of the Week 128
Once again, today is Friday and the weekend is almost here.  It's time once again for us to unveil a surprise for you.  It's time to take you mind off your work a bit with some beautiful photography.  Take a peek at Cramer Imaging's featured "Photo of the Week" for a little recreation and distraction.  This week, we're featuring a picture of a guitar.

This photograph started out as yet another picture for a local music academy.  It's part of the set we took all in one day.

I decided that I wanted to try taking a shot at a detail photo which implies the rest of the whole instrument.  Since I knew that the hole with the strings and the pick guard would do just that, I zoomed in on that part of the guitar.

Thankfully, it wasn't difficult to get in position for this particular shot as I could just place the instrument on the ground.  Then I had to get into position above it and click away with the shutter.

I used the flash to light things up so you could see the strings and into the back of the guitar itself.  I had to be careful and not overpower the instrument with light or else the finish would reflect back and create glare that I didn't want in the photo.  This meant that I turned the flash power down some to compensate for this.

When I got to processing the photo, I discovered that I didn't like the way it was with proper lighting.  It just didn't work for me.  I started working with the photo to see if I could make it into something I liked.  When I tried the low key look with emphasizing the highlights in the yellow, this photo was born.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality fine art music low key photograph of an acoustic guitar close-up shot with strings and pick guard