Help with Photography
Instruments of the Violin family are difficult to photograph
because of their complex three dimensional shape and reflective
We recommend that you use natural light, preferably on a bright
day, but do not place the instrument in direct sunlight. If you spot
any unwelcome reflections through the viewfinder, adjust the position
of the instrument or camera angle slightly.
Avoid tungsten light if possible as it gives objects a yellowish
hue, and fluorescent lighting is far too green. Also avoid flash as
it will create unwanted reflections, hot spots and can flatten the
Place the instrument on a neutral mid-toned background, (a sheet
or cloth) and take an exposure reading off the instrument body.
It may be a good idea to take bracketed exposures. For example
if the aperture reads f8, take a photo either side at f5.6 and f11.
If you have a macro feature on your camera, you can use it to
take the details.
If using a digital camera and intend to email the images to us
try not to use too large an image size, 1024x768 or 800x600 pixels