Taking pro pictures of guitars

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  1. CFerraro

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    You are asking alot. I think we can give basic recommendations about equipment, but we need to know what you have now.
     
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    whats wrong with those photos? they look great?

    btw, i play on a Malmsteen sig Fender Strat :)
     
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    Those were shot in a small studio, could even be a makeshift home studio. My guess would be at least two sources of defused light given the shadows I see.

    So, any decent quality camera with manual settings will give you the image quality we see here. On the low end, something like a Canon SX10 IS or Rebel XS all the way up to the most expensive camera you can think of.

    You can do cheap shop lights defused with cloth or tissue paper. Perhaps $40 investment in lights. You'll need a backdrop, it looks like they used a background paper or think cloth given the wrinkle you see. Perhaps another $20 or so for the backdrop depending on where you find it.

    This is how I do it:

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    To get results similar to this:

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    Wow that looks absolutely amazing! I have a very good camera its a cannon towards the higher end but the model name escapes me at the moment. Are there any other recommendations you can give me as far as brand/specific types of lights, backdrops, and set ups? That would be very helpful! ROCK ON!
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    They arent mine thats the whole problem lol! I need to know how to do that =D

    Awesome I love them =D If you ever need anything at all ill hook up.
    -C
     
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    Alex all I have is a very good canon camera... I need to know how to do it all or at least be pointed in the right direction.. Thanks brother
    -C
     
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    Do you have a budget in mind? Is this something you're going to do a lot or is it just something you're mildly interested in and may not use the lights more than a few times?
     
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    No budget this is my business I will use them almost everyday
     
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    and it is very important you cant see any glare or flash on the guitar
     
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    Ohhh a 1D Mark III. But what exactly is this?



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