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Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by Rbert0005, Jun 28, 2021.

  1. Rbert0005

    Rbert0005 Strat-Talker

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    53E8D655-8871-4337-8CB5-024CAC6E570E.jpeg Come on guys please quit posting pics with the light source in front of you.

    The light should be coming from behind. Preferably while outside.
    It makes a big difference.

    Bob
     
  2. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Senior Stratmaster

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    phhhtttt, now it's gonna fade the backside; just saying.:whistling::p
     
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  3. StratUp

    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

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    Ummmmm.... you want the light coming from behind you, lighting up whatever you are photoing. Not from behind the object - that will confuse the camera and give you poor quality. But, you don't want glare. If you have that, you need to get to where the sun is not shining directly on the objects.
     
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  4. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    If the light is behind me then my shadow will be on the guitar.:eek:
     
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    Exhead Senior Stratmaster

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    Indoor soft natural lighting is nice.

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    macoshark Senior Stratmaster

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    Sunlight is harsh at certain angles, like your pic. Bleaches out the colors. Lighting is important, especially when selling, IMOP. I usually take a bunch of pics and throw out the less flattering ones. Like @Exhead I too like indoor shots but have seen excellent outdoor shots, probably by one who knows what their doing with that light source.
     
  7. Exhead

    Exhead Senior Stratmaster

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    Some people are photographers and take amazing shots. I use an IPhone in my wife's plant nook and hope for the best.

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    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

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    Exhead Senior Stratmaster

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  10. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    How's this?



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  11. Black59

    Black59 Strat-Talker

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    Where is this "outside" you speak of?

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    CigBurn Total Hack

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    Heck I feel lucky if I can get them in focus!

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  13. Rbert0005

    Rbert0005 Strat-Talker

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    E4B84247-BAB5-4556-B4AF-BCDED5A02BE5.jpeg 82E38410-880B-4B0E-8C8D-BC6732EA2321.jpeg This is my phone. Inside and outside.

    Bob
     
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    Mech Strat-O-Master

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    WhiteWabbit/Black59 - Going back and forth between the two makes me cross-eyed, both are worthy! If you both don't mind - Thank You for the Screensaver.
     
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    dublindave8456 Senior Stratmaster

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    does this meet with your approval ?

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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    If I really am trying to get the best parts of a metallic paint job then, definitely, it's outside in the direct sun.
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    But if it's a flat color then in my opinion, hanging on the wall is just fine.
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    There there are those moments when I'm just excited that I got a new axe and want to show show off for an NGD without taking all the time so whatever the pic turns out to be is what gets posted until I am ready to put it down long enough to take my time.
     
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  17. Ruscio

    Ruscio Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    I don't have a "real" camera, just my phone (from 2014 no less...), but I'll have to agree that going outdoors to take photos is worth the trouble. I recently hauled each of my guitars outside and took a series of 10 photos of each. The straight-on shots seemed a bit boring and often had too much glare:

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    This is the view that I think looked best for most of the guitars:

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  18. Ruscio

    Ruscio Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    PS One reason I like the angled shot is that, for me, any type of a contoured neck heel can be a beautiful thing.
     
  19. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    OK NOW!!! I am loving that black one!!!
     
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  20. Ruscio

    Ruscio Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    That's a Schecter "Evil Twin" model with the Sustainiac system. Plays as good as it looks, currently one of my favorites. That's the one with the narrower locking nut that I was telling you about--and aiming for on the neck you'll be working on. The neck is narrower than any of my others, but the strings never fall off the frets on either side because the nut's string spacing is narrower than usual and the fret ends have very little bevel. This is a remarkably well designed and built guitar, hands down the best value I've ever gotten for the price.