Taking good pictures of rifles and shotguns is hard. Lets see your best tries.


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gulogulo1970
September 18, 2005, 04:54 PM
I was trying to take some nice photos of my Savage, 99CD my nicest looking rifle, and found it to be vastly more difficult than shooting photos of handguns.

They are too long, duh. Here are my attempts.

Let's see your good long gun photos.

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Dionysusigma
September 18, 2005, 05:08 PM
Here's my SAR-1 as it was a few years ago. Polyurethane over black ink for the wood. :barf: Has since been refinished with BLO and a torch.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=24763
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=24763

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=29023&stc=1

And now, two still-lifes, both named "Unconstitutional Bureaucracy." :D

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=29024&stc=1
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=29024&stc=1

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=13289

garrett1955
September 18, 2005, 05:15 PM
dude Dionysusigma the 3rd one down is sweet looks so professional. nice work

AlleninAlaska
September 18, 2005, 05:19 PM
It's hard to get good quality pictures unless you have the right equipment, lighting and such. Here are a couple pictures I have taken. One is pretty good and the other only so so. One is a Winchester 94 AE BB in 356 Winchester Limited Edition 1 or 400 made for the RMEF and the other is a Sako AV in 375 H&H with a 20" barrel.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/AlleninAlaska/356Win.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/AlleninAlaska/Picture070.jpg

Dionysusigma
September 18, 2005, 05:40 PM
The equipment I used for the first two was an Olympus E-10, sunlight, and Photoshop 5.0 LE.

The last ones? Same Olympus E-10, but this time on my fold-out couch with black sheets. Lighting was a $20.00 floor lamp from Wal-Mart. Historigram (sp?) and color tweakage courtesy of same Photoshop.

KaceCoyote
September 18, 2005, 05:40 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/Kacecoyote/Marlin.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/Kacecoyote/brave.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/Kacecoyote/2C.jpg

I'm not very good, but its very relaxing.

jacobtowne
September 18, 2005, 06:30 PM
SMLE NO. 1 Mk III. BSA 1927.
http://www.geocities.com/jacobtowne/SMLE1sizedlite.jpg

JT

Len
September 18, 2005, 06:37 PM
Did this directly on a scanner, using photo app to stitch.

Working Man
September 18, 2005, 06:37 PM
Dionysusigma

....mmmmmm Glenfiddich, had the 15 and the 18 but I like the 12 the best.
oh... sorry... keep on topic... can't tell what the rifle is in the 4th pic. :evil:
and a great job on the 3rd pic, wonderful lighting.

Try it with an old lever action or side by side shotgun and send it to them.
You might get it published.

JohnBT
September 18, 2005, 08:08 PM
http://www.hunt101.com/img/306968.jpg (http://www.hunt101.com/?p=306968&c=500&z=1)

http://www.hunt101.com/watermark.php?file=500/12153DSCN0151-med.JPG

http://www.hunt101.com/watermark.php?file=500/12153DSCN0153-med.JPG

http://www.hunt101.com/watermark.php?file=500/12153DSCN0146-med.JPG

Guerini Woodlander 28 ga.
Nikon Coolpix 2100 using the flash. :)

John

M2 Carbine
September 18, 2005, 10:37 PM
I get the best pictures outside in the shade.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/Thompson.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/AK.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/M2_Red_Dot.jpg

Digex2
September 18, 2005, 10:41 PM
Here's a pic of my Bulgarian AK-74:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=28072

mzmtg
September 18, 2005, 10:49 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v507/mzmtg/guns/gunporn06.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v507/mzmtg/guns/gunporn01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v507/mzmtg/guns/DSCN1090.jpg

Skofnung
September 18, 2005, 10:56 PM
gulogulo1970:

That's a purty 99 you have there. Nice figure in that wood.

What caliber is she?

gbran
September 18, 2005, 11:03 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/gbran/DSC00318.jpg

I bought 17m2, .223 and 6.8 Rem barrels for this, each with their own scope.

GunnySkox
September 18, 2005, 11:20 PM
MZMTG,

For some reason, that third pic of your USP reminds me of a song...

"She's a brick --mmh!-- house,
She's mighty mighty, jus' lettin' it all hang out..
Aww, she's a brick... house!
I like ladies stack'd, and thassa fact.."

Seriously. That's one businesslike mug that Aitch-and-Kei is wearin'. Excellent pic.

~Slam_Fire
"Then mistah PIG say 'Snuff', and yo' armored baby carraige suddenly acquire some new air conditioning, 'stak?" ~Marine whose name I can't remember, about the Phased Plasma Infantry Gun, ALIENS: Colonial Marines Technical Manual

Dionysusigma
September 19, 2005, 08:05 AM
Working Man: Dionysusigma

....mmmmmm Glenfiddich, had the 15 and the 18 but I like the 12 the best.
oh... sorry... keep on topic... can't tell what the rifle is in the 4th pic. :evil:
and a great job on the 3rd pic, wonderful lighting.
I'd have to say that I like the Solera Reserve a lot, but my favorite scotch is Lagavulin 16. :drool: Unfortunately, the prohibitive cost keeps me from getting much. :(

The "rifle" in the last picture is actually a shotgun; Winchester's counter-bid to the Browning A5, the 1911 SL. Horrible gun. I never fired it due to too many stories of it going off on its own while charging. :uhoh: It was photogenic, though.
Try it with an old lever action or side by side shotgun and send it to them.
You might get it published.
Who's "them?" :confused:

Working Man
September 19, 2005, 09:01 AM
Oh yah, Lagavulin, good one. Have you tried Aberlour 18? Very good,
rather pricy though. Smells rather fruity but does not taste it. Shame
the good things in life can be so expensive. :(


going off on its own
ooo, that's scary...


Who's "them?"

"Them" is Glenfiddich, could make a great add. Hell, they might even pay you.

Hey mzmtg clean your .40 :neener:

gulogulo1970
September 19, 2005, 09:31 AM
Skofnung,

She is chambered in 308, sweet...

cracked butt
September 19, 2005, 09:41 AM
http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=13639

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=29042&stc=1

No_Brakes23
September 19, 2005, 10:26 AM
I have a decent little digicam with a good macro setting, but lighting is still a huge issue for me. If I wasn't in an area where I'd get the cops called on me for totin' outside, I could get some nice outside pics.

Here are my latest indoor attempts:

http://tinypic.com/dvhquc.jpg

http://tinypic.com/dvhr2h.jpg

A mag light is not the best suplemental lighting, but sometimes the windows can give enough light. The flash really drowns out some of the detail.

armoredman
September 19, 2005, 10:28 AM
I caught a lot of grief on this one...
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/8584990-R1-050-23A.jpg

So I changed it to this...but like the first one better....

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/Politiclycorrectposter.jpg

And a favorite of the CZ PO1 with Hakan grips...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/G101avatarpic.jpg

Crosshair
September 19, 2005, 12:47 PM
Easy, I'm holding them when the picture is taken.

http://gra.midco.net/5937/BAWwithSKS.jpg

That is me with "short" hair and my Yugo 59/66 SKS last winter. (I have the "hippy" look now. :D ) I have added a 4x scope to it since the front sight is frozen and it shoots a couple inches to the right @ 100 yds. (Yes I have the tool, it still won't move)

cracked butt
September 19, 2005, 02:22 PM
Here's one I just took an hour ago, after the UPS dropped off my 'new' 100 year old sniper rifle.

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=29046

GunGoBoom
September 19, 2005, 02:40 PM
KaceCoyote, LMBO. I love it - a plastic/stainless modern semi-auto gun done in retro black & white style - basically, the pic is making fun of itself, ha.

1911_sfca
September 19, 2005, 04:47 PM
http://www.kniveton.com/images/homed/homed-Images/4.jpg

http://www.kniveton.com/images/homed/homed-Images/5.jpg

http://www.kniveton.com/images/homed/homed-Images/6.jpg

realmswalker
September 20, 2005, 12:07 AM
My favorite gun pic. My guns have personality

Crosshair
September 20, 2005, 01:06 AM
<B>realmswalker</B> you owe me a new keyboard. That was great. :D

realmswalker
September 20, 2005, 01:25 AM
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http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=16059224&Mytoken=A7F4980B-0417-4587-B231F86490A40D3B621957937

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Molon Labe
September 20, 2005, 01:27 AM
This is NOT me (seriously). This is a pic of a buddy of mine shooting my Serbu .50 BFG in our backyard.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=29076

GregGry
September 20, 2005, 02:16 AM
1911_sfca, what shotgun is that? That thing is serious :D

UberPhLuBB
September 20, 2005, 06:56 AM
http://home.earthlink.net/~uberphlubb/1911/1022.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~uberphlubb/1911/m870.jpg

GRB
September 20, 2005, 10:33 AM
Best picture (from ny very subjective viewpoint) I have ever had of a shotgun or rifle was lost in the WTC on 9/11. I looked for a duplicate and am very sorry to say I guess it may be lost forever. It was of my son, on a NY state hillside covered in dazzling fall foliage, holding a Remington 870 that was bigger than him.

I still am holding out a bit of hope in that I'll have to do a diligent search for the negative. If I find that I'll post the pic here.

simon
September 20, 2005, 11:17 AM
"most" of group photo;

http://image26.webshots.com/26/6/72/2/314967202NmMlQA_ph.jpg

armoredman
September 20, 2005, 11:28 AM
simon, is that a Claridge carbine in front? Also, why the super long bbl on the pistol gripped shottie?
Nice milsurps! Some day I may have a few more, too! :)

simon
September 20, 2005, 11:55 AM
Its a Feather AT22 in front, and the Winchester, well, I haven't found a short barrel for it yet :o :(

chevrofreak
September 20, 2005, 05:22 PM
one of my better pics

http://files.chevrofreak.com/pictures/Glock%2017/DSC01426.JPG

Mumbles_45
September 20, 2005, 09:45 PM
nothing special, certainly dont compare to a lot of the pictures on this thread, but I've always liked the way these two came out. I didnt actually take either, both were taken with my camera when I wasnt paying attention.

1911_sfca
September 21, 2005, 06:24 AM
> 1911_sfca, what shotgun is that? That thing is serious

Remington 870 with Mesa Tactical adapter and M4 stock. Surefire light and Giles sling, with a 6 round sidesaddle. Trijicon Reflex II sight.

nipprdog
September 21, 2005, 06:44 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/nippr/mine/DSCN2048crw3.jpg

MY Savage 308.

Zach S
September 21, 2005, 08:55 AM
I am not a photographer. I just take pictures. Normally bad ones (for example, the pic below).

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1023817

I no longer own the mossberg in the picture, I replaced it with a parkerized 20" 590. The drum you see in the thompson only gets used for pics due to the fact I dont have three hands.

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