Second gun photo...


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SilentStalker
February 25, 2012, 11:20 PM
I hope this one turned out better than the last. I think it did and while I seem to know my stuff for outdoor photography and landscapes, I still have a lot to learn about lighting. This shot was a long exposure while I painted light onto the gun and the background...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/6784103984_8dc06f8e27.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/25679621@N04/6784103984/)
Action... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/25679621@N04/6784103984/) by photo•genic (Justin Lancaster) (http://www.flickr.com/people/25679621@N04/), on Flickr

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SilentStalker
February 26, 2012, 12:04 AM
Oh, and comments/suggestions are welcome/appreciated. Thanks.

friscolatchi
February 26, 2012, 12:22 AM
Really nice. Emits a kind of "suppresed energy" and covertness. The lighting is perfect against the OD background.

allaroundhunter
February 26, 2012, 12:26 AM
That is honestly one of the best pictures of a Sig that I have seen! Great job!

.......You aren't trying to advertise for them are you?......;)

wannabeagunsmith
February 26, 2012, 01:08 AM
Yeah, I think those 9mm shells go better with it than the 7.62's of the last pic. ;)

Mark-Smith
February 26, 2012, 05:20 AM
Very nice shot from photographer to another! I might use a second light to highlight the edges of the firearm as a 'kicker', but it's pretty darn close to perfection as it is.

JO JO BANG
February 26, 2012, 08:43 AM
Nice picture

Coyote3855
February 26, 2012, 11:31 AM
Yeah, I think those 9mm shells go better with it than the 7.62's of the last pic. ;)

All modern P220 variants are only available in .45 ACP.

mmitch
February 26, 2012, 12:24 PM
SS,

Anytime you cast a shadow "up" you, by accident or design, introduce an "unnatural" quality to your lighting. "Above and slightly behind" is a good rule-of-thumb for a key-light.
Detail looks good, background choice is appropriate.

Mike

buck460XVR
February 26, 2012, 01:32 PM
I like the background and the gun itself in the pic, but the ammo and mag seem to be too much crammed into a small spot and are falling off the pic. Maybe a few less shells and getting the whole mag in the frame.

Standing Wolf
February 26, 2012, 03:01 PM
Better. Naught beats natural light.

heron
February 26, 2012, 03:02 PM
Much better than the first try -- excellent, in fact. This isn't the typical "Above and slightly behind" lighting style that mmitch mentioned, but it certainly is effective for the subject. The way it's lit makes it look as if someone is shining a flashlight on it. Subtle suggestion about the kind of situation in which a weapon may be required.

The only suggestion I might add would be to get just a little more light on the top of the frame.

Ramone
February 26, 2012, 09:58 PM
For excellent, even 'light tent' lighting, place it in a white bathtub. Leaving incandescent or even florescent lights on, and flashing it will give a lot of good texturing.

SilentStalker
February 26, 2012, 11:14 PM
Thanks for the comments and suggestions guys. I will take them all into account next time I play around with some photo equipment. This kind of thing is something I would like to do for a living sometimes, or at least to help supplement my funds for new photo equipment :).

Trebor
February 27, 2012, 08:11 AM
Interesting photo. Normally I think heavy shadows distract from the subject, but I think they work well here.

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