If you are seeking a valuation or certificate
for your own instrument, we will be happy
to provide advice and guidance.
A set of good quality photographs will help us in making a
Please send photograhs by post to:
29 Lansdown Place
or email digital
photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include pictures of:
Also the following details would be helpful:
Scroll front, Scroll side, Scroll back
Upper corner, Lower corner
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 subject.
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
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 ideally.