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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

4028 posts in 1790 days


#1 posted 1509 days ago

very nice work!

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

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 1509 days ago

Great craftsmanship and some dandy photos

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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woodworm

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#3 posted 1509 days ago

Excellent work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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mikeinmissouri

12 posts in 1509 days


#4 posted 1509 days ago

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 1509 days ago

Excellent work and quality photos.

-- Rick

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donjoe

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#6 posted 1509 days ago

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 1509 days ago

Excellent job and great colors

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

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jsquared

60 posts in 1539 days


#8 posted 1509 days ago

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

169 posts in 1916 days


#9 posted 1508 days ago

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

109369 posts in 2079 days


#10 posted 1414 days ago

Great photos and fantastic projects

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jonathan

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#11 posted 1198 days ago

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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