Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Les Paul Guitar

Decided to try my hand at some black and white (b&w) photos of things around the house and thought my guitar was an obvious choice. 

For this photo i used the Canon nifty fifty (50mm 1.8) lens with a aperture of 2.2 to give a sharp but shallow depth of field (dof) in post processing (pp) I used the channel mixer functionality in GIMP to convert to b&w added a foreground to background gradient overlay to bring the focus of the eye onto the knob on the lower left quadrant of the photo. The photo was sharpened using a smart sharpening plugin and the contrast was increased to make the image pop.  Contrast can be increased alot more in b&w photos than would normaly be acceptable in colour photos and is the best way to make your b&w photos stand out.

Epiphone Les Paul Studio Guitar

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