I have been culling my guitar collection. Releasing a few instruments that I rarely play these days. As part of that process, I needed to take some pictures of my guitars. And, being a relatively handy person with a camera, I decided to improve my product photography skills as it relates to guitars.
I found this video, even though long and targeted more towards a novice photographer, to be quite helpful in terms of refining my approach.
I used my Nikon D750 DSLR with a 24-70mm F2.8 lens mounted on a tripod. I used a roll of white paper to create a sweep. I had two lamps with 3200K bulbs, each one with a softbox to diffuse the light. I shot at F8 and ISO 100. Manual focus. Hands free shutter release.
I captured some neat images of the guitars.
This was a front shot of the red Strat pictured above:
A few angled shots of a few guitars.
And a couple of amps.