Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The shiny French Horn

Photographing a shiny, polished object is a horror in a small home studio. It only hepls to cover everything in black or white, move shaped objects away and find your positions. I used black studiobackground, styrofoam boards and a large, rectangular softbox with daylight balanced permanent light on this one.

The instrument is a C.F. Schmidt horn, buildt between 1888 and 1896 in Weimar. Its made out of nickle silver and my husband bought it lately used and in damaged condition. Now it is repaired and has additions.

My job was to create photos of it for presentation.

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