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.