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Gun Photography as a hobby...

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Slugo, Jan 24, 2012.

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  1. Slugo

    Slugo Member

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    here are a few shots I took of a 45 Colt SAA nickel finish. Very hard to capture an image because of the highly reflective finish. Outdoors with an owning pulled overhead to filter the sun. Nikon DSLR equipment and lens. I do quite a bit of work for local gun shops who sell on the net, who couldn't capture an image to save their lives...

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  2. Slugo

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    hehehe, I guess it's me! Here are a few more with a different background and lens settings. Nice gun, huh...

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  3. Slugo

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    no. I bought it from a local gun dealer for next to nothing. I do most of his photography and in turn I get deals on firearms and accessories. I turned around and flipped the gun for a $400 profit. The original owner was a retired college professor who dumped his small collection of guns...
     
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    Are you using a light box? I know a light box will alleviate some of the harsh shadows.

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  5. Slugo

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    No light box. They are very difficult to use on close in reflective surfaces. Mostly outdoor shots with filters and available light...
     
  6. joe kuhn

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    That new Butler auto could use a good photographer.
     
  7. Slugo

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    what's Butler Auto?
     
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    it appears no flash was used, must have used a fast lens such a 2.8. might be able to get similar with a flash and an omni-bounce. light looks natural though.
     
  9. quartering

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    great photos! and i understand that you're a photo hobbyist, but i don't have a camera rig on par with the value of that colt: what kind of pics can you get with a simple point and shoot, like a coolpix 6100? the pics in my gun ads look pretty much like all the others: crap. any secrets? thanks
     
  10. Slugo

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    unfortunately, point and shoot cameras have very limited use. General picture taking at best. Sorry, that's the truth of the matter...
     
  11. hmb

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    Do you give lessons? HMB
     
  12. JohnR

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    Great photo's Slugo,one of these days I'll get a digital SLR and learn how to get decent pictures. I do all right with the point and shoots, I have found you definitely need to be outside, try multiple settings and crop in IPhoto. This will give me an acceptable result but I do not get your crispness or clarity.

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  13. jamesf

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    I just set them on the floor or on a board with a dowel stuck in board the barrel muzzle over the dowel and use a 35mm Nikon. Then I crop the picture and file with discription in text for my inventory.

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  14. Stl Flyn

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    Great Lakes Sporting Arms always seem to have the best pictures of their guns. Very professionally done.
     
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    JohnR, that's a nice old 31.
     
  16. joe kuhn

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    Slugo,

    There's a new autoloader on the market made by Butler Arms. See link above. Their photo section on their website is short of good pictures. There's also a thread on it, but it' over 3 days old. Will push it up for you.
     
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