Shooting Instruments

Posted On

2013 Jan 25

about 11 years ago

Updated On

2023 Jan 01

over 1 year ago

Guitar & Guitarists & Eye-Fi & Off-Camera Lighting

As a drummer I've always admired guitarists and guitars

Had 2 friends came over to my place and decided to use them as models for my lighting practice

I have never been a great fan of using lighting when I started photography. Have always relied on outdoor or natural lighting, but this had opened up and expanded my range of photography

Other than lighting, one of the things that I really like is how sharp the images turn out when you use flash/lighting. Most of the time I'm a pixel peeper, not to admire on the photos, gears and lens that I own, but really to just remind myself to always take sharp images when possible

Goes only one way

If you want blurred out photos, you can use editing software such as Lightroom 4 or Photoshop for that

If you end up with a blurred image from the start, there's nothing much you can do to save (sharpen) the image

It most definitely don't work in both directions

Guitarist hands and fingers!

Equipment used:

  • 5D3
    • Sigma 50mm 1.4
    • 16-35 2.8
    • 70-200 2.8
  • Speedlite 600EX-RT & Umbrella (Shoot-through)
  • Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

These photos are shot in indoor lighting, mostly with off-camera flash/lighting. I had the other friend help me hold the umbrella while shooting. All photos have been processed in Lightroom 4

I've always wanted to shoot someone lighting a cigarette. Cool!



Useful to have the Eye-Fi around, it helps to entertain the "models" when they see photos of themselves showing up on the iPad. Both "models" were really shy and don't really like their photos taken, but what the heck, after a few shots and 30 minutes, both of them became interested and were willing to help out in the shoot

Enough of hands and guitars, let's go for the body portrait! :) Especially after they have gotten used to being shot and flashed consecutive times. Not to mention, being more relaxed

How I wish this was taken in a better setting, but, that's my room. Had a choice to crop out the toilet roll at the bottom of the picture, but let's just keep it funny the way it is 😆

After all that shooting, time to hand over the camera. Time to fill in the shoes and go through with the experience of being photographed.

After all that, a nice cigarette to end the day.

Thanks and great job guys!

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