It may be considered the root of all evil, but money is also the inspiration for hundreds of the best pop and R&B songs since rock music started making parents nervous decades ago.
With that in mind I wanted to create a music business concept image using an acoustic guitar. I started by removing the original tuning pegs and replaced them with half dollars. Under studio lights I angled white sheets of foam board on the coins to get the reflection and contrast desired.
I used a slate grey paper background to compliment the colors of the guitar and the coins. The scratches and logo were removed later in post-production.
The camera settings were ISO 100, 100m, f7.1, 1/1200sec