How Not to Photograph Your Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Altitude, Dec 1, 2022.

  1. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    I'm under the weather today and probably crabby. Forgive me.

    I see people taking pictures of their basses all the time from this angle:

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    I don't understand why. To my eyes, this is the worst angle for a bass guitar. It makes the bass guitar's ass look big, for lack of a better way to put it.

    Go look at any online bass shop - they don't photograph the instruments this way. Because they don't look good.

    What does look good is this, because it looks like the instrument would if you were seeing it for real:

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    Or this, if you want to show specific parts of the bass:

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    Please adjust accordingly.

    (Was this thread really just a way for me to post gratuitous porn shots of my Valenti? Probably.)
     
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  2. Ricky Rioli

    Ricky Rioli

    Sep 29, 2020
    UK
    Please send your memo to G&L

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  3. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    I’d argue that the least beautiful part of that instrument is the part that’s in your face when you look at it.
     
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  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
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    :D
     
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  5. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
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  6. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Ironically enough your photos aren't showing up for me.
     
  7. sleddogn

    sleddogn

    Sep 8, 2013
    Love My Dogs
    yep, gotta have pics that work when you talking about pics:woot:
     
  8. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Pix are not viewable
     
  9. RichterScale

    RichterScale

    Feb 21, 2021
    WNY
    I dunno. One of the first things I wanna know about a bass is: what will it look like to everyone in the first row when I'm all like
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  10. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Yeah, that is pretty messed up. I see them. You guys all don't?
     
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  11. Poobini

    Poobini Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2019
    We'll have them sold sight-unseen, thank you very much!!
     
  12. Relsom

    Relsom Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The Old Dominion
    All I get is the POV of the business end of a flathead screwdriver.
     
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  13. Akiyama

    Akiyama

    Oct 25, 2022
    I don't see a sasquatch either. ;-)
     
  14. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    I agree...absolutely disgusting. Obscene, actually. Let's petition TB to make posting 'butt shot' pics a ban-able infraction. I'll heat up the tar, you lot get the feathers ready.

    OMG...avert your eyes everyone!...obscenities in your face! (gasp)


















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  15. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    :laugh:
     
  16. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa
    Same here -- I don't see any pics.
     
  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I like 5, 8, 10, and 12 string basses
  18. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Well this ruins the fun. I'll try to figure out why you don't see my pics. Sorry everyone.
     
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  19. Jim85IROC

    Jim85IROC

    Mar 26, 2020
    As long as there's no nasty feet in the pictures, no pictures in the bathroom, and no reflections of naked fat people, I don't care how bad your pictures are.
     
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