Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Project Saxophone...



There are numerous shiny things out there in the world. One of the challenges of photography is photographing them. Whole books have been written on the "science" of lighting and when you get it right things just look magnificent.

I have a saxophone and I've been meaning to learn to play it since I bought it just on 12 months ago. Last night I had my first real lesson and I had a great time. I hit some really dodgy notes but I can see that, with a little practice, I could really get into it...

I spoke to the owner of the business David Temby (and the designer of his own range of very nice instruments) about how to go about photographing instruments that are not only shiny but also have so many reflective surfaces. So today I borrowed some gear to see what I could come up with. It will require a bit more practice but these are just a couple of images.

There are faults in these images that are more to do with composition and lighting but I think that as a project to photograph very shiny things it has turned out ok...

1 comment:

rexyinc said...

good work mate.. needs more photos up though, only two?.. common bro we all know you did more then just two shots!..

later
Tony -
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