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Discussion in 'New User Introductions' started by charles_webster|1, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Hi, I'm not new here either, but thought I'd introduce myself anyway.
    I'm primarily a studio photographer who shoots guitars and other stringed instruments for fine art and advertising. I also shoot landscape and travel photos, especially shots with something reflected.
    I've been a hobby photographer since childhood, but I recently retired to pursue photography full time, and have begun shooting professionally in the last year or so.
    My photography of musical instruments grew out of my love of music, especially finger-style acoustic guitar music. I realized that many of the instruments are visually unique, often with elaborate inlay or exotic woods, and that they would make interesting photo subjects.
    You can see more of my photos and read about my photography at my web sites and blog:
    http://www.charlesLwebster.com
    http://www.guitarphotography.com
    http://www.charlesLwebster.com/blog
    <Chas>
     
  2. Charles, have you ever done anything with ukuleles? there are some BEAUTIFUL little instruments being made these days. I'm going to start building my first one this spring (I hope).
     
  3. Hi Josh, I shot a very small uke last summer. I wasn't knocked out by the quality or materials of the instrument. Seemed a cheap tourist piece.
    Good luck building that first instrument. You learn a ton from that first one.
    <Chas>
     
  4. I wasn't knocked out by the quality or materials of the instrument. Seemed a cheap tourist piece.​
    There are absolutely cheap ukuleles just like there are cheap guitars.
    Check out DaSilva ukuleles, William King, or Dave Talsma. They will run you over a grand in most cases (as opposed to t$30 for the tourist uke). But they are beautiful instruments both to look at and to play.
     

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