Workshop 23

Acoustic Guitar

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Subtle focus effects for an image of a musical instrument are fine if you plan to use the image for a CD cover or a similar purpose. The closer you get to the subject, the more extreme the effect will be. In this workshop we focused on the head of the guitar, and the extreme vanishing point perspective accentuated the shallow focus. I used a Canon EOS Rebel T1i (EOS 500D) APS-C camera with an EF 50mm f/1.4 lens. I shot in manual (M) mode at 1/125 second, which gave me plenty of leeway regarding the camera’s flash sync speed of 1/200 second. The light came from four inexpensive Yongnuo YN-460 flashes ...

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