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Project by alexsutula posted 03-03-2010 05:21 AM 2643 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been currently take measures to become a full-time woodworker. Part of that means taking quality photos that draw attention to the countless hours we spend concentrating on details.

I bought a 10’ roll of seamless white background paper, 4 500 watt halogen work-lamps, stands, and borrowed a friends digital camera (several steps above a point and shoot but a step below a SLR). I took close to 260 pictures. Many of them didn’t workout. I then sent 170 of decent digital copies to my cousin, who is a very talented photographer in Savannah. ,Georgia, to photoshop them. All said and done, only 15 of those pictures made the cut. Here are some of them.

She will be coming up in the Summer to teach me how to properly shoot a piece of furniture. If you like the work send me a message and I’ll send you her web address.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland





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bigike

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#1 posted 03-03-2010 05:23 AM

very nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 03-03-2010 05:39 AM

Great craftsmanship and some dandy photos

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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woodworm

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 05:48 AM

Excellent work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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mikeinmissouri

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#4 posted 03-03-2010 06:08 AM

You have some beautiful work and craftsmanship, you really dont need a good photo with your skills!

-- Mike, Peculiar Missouri

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surfin2

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#5 posted 03-03-2010 06:21 AM

Excellent work and quality photos.

-- Rick

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donjoe

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#6 posted 03-03-2010 06:32 AM

Great work and craftsmanship by both of you. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 03-03-2010 12:28 PM

Excellent job and great colors

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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jsquared

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#8 posted 03-03-2010 02:41 PM

Really nice work. How did you do the drawers on the one with the light wood trim around the perimeter of the drawer front?

-- Jsquared, Texas

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Blair Helgason

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#9 posted 03-04-2010 12:39 AM

Nice job on the photos. It really does help to have high quality shots of your stuff. I try to take as many photos as possible, not only for selling but for myself. Once the piece is gone, that’s all you’ll have left. I’m actually making a duplicate of a jewelry box I did two years ago and if it wasn’t for the photos I would have been starting from scratch.

-- Blair

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 06-05-2010 06:04 PM

Great photos and fantastic projects

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jonathan

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#11 posted 01-07-2011 06:53 PM

You do really excellent work, so it only makes sense to have your photographs at the same level, and in comparing these to the original photos, these really elevate and show off your work much better.

Keep growing your photography skills and then you’ll have the complete package.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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