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Some studio shots (may contain microphones)

OK, this weekends project was to get some promo shots of a band's studio. I photographed both the mixing and the Live rooms using the existing tungsten lamps and three off camera flashes and wireless triggers.

Bear in mind these rooms don't have any windows, so making the lighting look natural and appealing is the primary problem.

Tidying up all the junk before we got started was the other problem...




All the pictures are on my web site... don't waste your time unless you like old keyboards, old guitars and modern microphones ...

http://www.snaar.co.uk/this%20month/index.html


There's a synth that dates from the '80 and a harmonium that dates from the '90s ..... the 1890s


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Had a good look (past interest)

Very good images.
So pleased to see that you didn't spoil it all with coloured lighting as so many do.

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Re: Some studio shots (may contain microphones)

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Yes, I think I used the 9-18 wide angle exclusively and depended on the mixed lighting to give the images character.

With that lens you are always fighting what creeps into the background of the shot. In general I am pleased enough. I hope the studio owners like the results. It's for a website and is a freebie :-)




BTW, the exotic antireflection woodwork is a bit of a gift, photographically..


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Tidying up all the junk before we got started was the other problem...
Terrible job, someone's left a huge pile of Jenga lying on the wall!
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Re: Some studio shots (may contain microphones)

Looks a very pro set up Pete. A certain bass player with chart connections wouldn't happen to be involved by any chance? I reckon your work will do them proud

Have they got a spare amp my old Peavey Bandit decided to call it a day during our first set on Friday night Guitar thru the PA is just wrong

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Re: Some studio shots (may contain microphones)

Very professional looking studio and very professional looking photographs. You did a fantastic job, Pete, I bet your clients are more than happy with these.
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Very professional looking studio and very professional looking photographs. You did a fantastic job, Pete, I bet your clients are more than happy with these.

Hope so. My step son is the studio engineer there (hence the freebie) and he's responsible for much of the acoustic treatment, including the weird jenga anti reflection panel and all those rather fancy microphones.

This mic, I think, is called a Mouse ...



Actually I see the parallel, sound engineers have to buy just one more mic in case it has magic properties that no other mic can produce. Rather like the way we buy a new lens on the same basis..


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Have they got a spare amp my old Peavey Bandit decided to call it a day during our first set on Friday night Guitar thru the PA is just wrong

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Oh yes, a Guitar amp is not at all the same as a PA amp

I use a Behinger GDI 21 DI box into PA and foldback monitor amps. It has so much tone control I can use it equally well with my electro-acoustic guitar with piezo pickup, or with my Telecaster...


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