Drum Kit: Photoshop Time-lapse

I went to a Mike Lewis’s parents place on the weekend, where he keeps his drums. We wanted to take some cool shots of his kit, so we set them up in the back part of their yard, and started shooting.

I shot this shot with my Panasonic GF1 with a Fisheye adapter screwed onto it. The fisheye adapter is really cheap, so there’s lots of chromatic aberrations on the edge, but I kind of like the way it messes up the image a bit.

I had a flash that was triggered by my GF1, and a 650 watt sungun to help light the kit when the sun started to go down. There’s a ton more good shots from this session, and I’ll post them as I get the time to work on them.

This photo and many of my others can be found in my flickr stream here:


If anyone has any comments or questions, I’d love to hear them. Thanks! :)



  1. Really nice, high quality look. I’m a drummer and a photographer so this is pretty awesome :D

    How did you get the golden shine on the metal on the lower left stand?

  2. kgartner says:

    Hi PhotoExtremist. The golden shine is a direct reflection from the sun. I added a small glow to it, but other than that, it’s totally in camera. Thanks!