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    The violin image 

    Over his career as professional photographer, my friend Alfredo Zagni has taken several photos of art, paintings, frescos, and violins.  He works in a large studio, and stresses that the light source should be placed far from the subject, so that the light could wrap around it in an even way.  Here are a few photos of his set up.  Unseen is a large softbox hanging from the ceiling, if I remember well it was at least 6 ft long.

    These images speak for themselves and I hope will help violin makers who intend to take photos of their instruments.  Such lighting scheme is only possible in a dedicated space, however softboxes come in different size and can be placed closer to the violin, achieving still very decent results.


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      The collection of the photos that you shared with us that shorted by your friend these is looking very good with their different meanings of the scenes. Hope he will get more good clicks with their best came, good luck.
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