Bodacious basses, gorgeous guitars

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in Photography | 6 Comments

I was eager to try out my new 10-22mm wide angle this weekend, but my plans were dashed by persistent snow, cold and heavy overcast skies. Camera in hand, with no where to go, I waited for my son while he took his weekly guitar lessons at our local music store, Meeker Music. Striking up a conversation with the cheerful shop owner, I inquired if I may take a couple of photos of his fine collection of acoustic, electric and electro-acoustic guitars. Here are a couple of shots.

Double pickup guitar lineup

Electro-acoustic | monochrome portrait ▲ 3-exposure -2/+2EV HDR, Canon EOS 50D, 10-22mm @ 20mm, f/10, center shutter 0.3, ISO 200; OnOne PhotoTools.

▼ Canon EOS 50D, f/1.8 1/125, ISO 400 50mm prime, single exposure; processing with Nik Silver Efex. Click photos for enlarged view.

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  1. Toad Hollow Photography
    February 9, 2011

    I play guitar, so right away I love the subject material here. Great captures and WONDERFUL processing here Chris! You’ve really brought the personality of the store and the guitars right out here, absolutely wonderful!!!
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  2. Heath O'Fee
    February 9, 2011

    Great shots, man! Love the B&W with that shallow depth of field.
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  3. Chris Kenison
    February 9, 2011

    Dangit, I knew I should have not waited til work to post my comment! 😛

    Heath took my comment! I really like the B&W too. Nice choice with the 50!
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  4. Nathan Schepker
    February 9, 2011

    Awesome shot! Love the processing that gives the guitars a dreamy quality.

  5. Viveca Koh
    February 9, 2011

    I wish I did play guitar because these are just shouting out to be picked up and touched and played! Love all those curves and colours, the 10-22’s looking good 🙂
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  6. Justin
    March 7, 2011

    I’m a guitarist myself, so I love images of guitars. Thanks for sharing this!


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