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Very first attempt. What I thought was a black background turned out to have a hue of purple, but it was doable
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I have a dirty sensor and I need to change my bulbs to florescent

Improved it a little via www.photoshop.com

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Well, if you need gun photos we have more than 24,000 super high resolution photos of guns on Firearms Multimedia Guide DVD. It comes on 8.5 GB DVD for your Windows computer. Check out more at: DELETED

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Well, if you need gun photos we have more than 24,000 super high resolution photos of guns on Firearms Multimedia Guide DVD. It comes on 8.5 GB DVD for your Windows computer.
Umm, thanks, but that's not the point. We want to learn how to take pictures ourselves of our own unique stuff. Good luck with your sales.

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Thanks for the tips, i'll try to put the to good use and hopefully not get "shot" at for bad pictures.
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Thanks for the tips, i'll try to put the to good use and hopefully not get "shot" at for bad pictures.
No worries, we aren't that brutal around here. You may, however, receive helpful hints for your photos if you post up any to share.

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In place of a lightbox, if you have an external flash that can be aimed up, bounce flash off the ceiling can provide soft even lighting. These were shot with a D200, 28-70/2.8, sb800 aimed up at the ceiling with the guns sitting on a piece of brushed stainless (from a PC case oddly enough)

Also really important to wipe down the gun with a good rag, and remove all lint. Lint is bad.






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Here is a few of my most recent photos. I did a little more work to this 80%.

I'm using the same black back drop as before, just using a different light that is straight above. Its actually my shop light above my lathe and the backdrop is set on top of the lathe. I put a somewhat tight arc on the backdrop to focus the reflection into the center more than around the 1911.

I still want to setup a dedicated photo space... These were taken with my phone...


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Terrific thread! Thanx for all the time and care you put into this very useful information, Turbinator!
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I still want to setup a dedicated photo space... These were taken with my phone...
Heh - you're going to want to get a "better" camera than that camera phone, the pics look blurry and the slide is washed out (over exposed). But, for an 80% build, your 1911 looks GREAT.. Just need to get the pics part down a little better with a slightly better camera.

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Terrific thread! Thanx for all the time and care you put into this very useful information, Turbinator!
No problem at all - now let's see some samples from you!

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In place of a lightbox, if you have an external flash that can be aimed up, bounce flash off the ceiling can provide soft even lighting. These were shot with a D200, 28-70/2.8, sb800 aimed up at the ceiling with the guns sitting on a piece of brushed stainless (from a PC case oddly enough)

Also really important to wipe down the gun with a good rag, and remove all lint. Lint is bad.
Oh man, that Python is a beauty!! Very nice!! And yes - thanks for the tips for the beginners - dust / lint does NOT look good in pics, so make sure you remove them.. especially from your sensor, if you are using a dSLR!

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I took this with a pop up photo studio i got on ebay for 30 bucks. It works pretty well for a good price. I know a lot of people arn't fond of the DE's but this is one of my favorite handguns!
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Any lighting tips when taking pics of a Stainless Firearm?
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Any lighting tips when taking pics of a Stainless Firearm?
I suggest if you're taking pictures of a light colored object, you'll want to create a contrast by placing the light object on a dark background. Just my opinion, and it's certainly not the only way to approach the subject.

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As a photographer I have taken countless pictures of this nature. A lightbox is very useful for detailed product photography of all sorts.

Here's a few examples of some product stuff that I've done.

Starting of course with my 10mm when it was brand spankin new!




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Another. This time against white. Just a clean shot with minimal photoshop.

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In place of a lightbox, if you have an external flash that can be aimed up, bounce flash off the ceiling can provide soft even lighting. These were shot with a D200, 28-70/2.8, sb800 aimed up at the ceiling with the guns sitting on a piece of brushed stainless (from a PC case oddly enough)

Also really important to wipe down the gun with a good rag, and remove all lint. Lint is bad.

This is an awesome picture! You'll sell that gun in eBay in minutes!

Will it make a huge difference if I use a photo tent instead of a white sheet? Or it's not worth the purchase?
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Another. This time against white. Just a clean shot with minimal photoshop.
I'm actually noticing a bit of artifacting at the top of your image, and your Glock 20 seems a little purple tinted overall. Did you color balance / adjust your white balance for this image?

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a few of my attempts in the photography world...
Not bad, but your first two images seem very orange / yellowed out. Try adjusting your white balance a bit, as a humble suggestion.

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This is an awesome picture! You'll sell that gun in eBay in minutes!
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No. Not worth the purchase. My rig uses a white bedsheet - a cheap one at that. Thread count is terrible, maybe 100. Buy the cheapest white sheets you can, or if you're even cheaper, try to find some freebie white fabric. You don't need to purchase a light tent but you can if you don't feel like doing your own light box project.

I think what makes the most difference is your white balance, how much lighting you have (and where you place it), and how much post processing you do.

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Hello Turbinator

I bought a new Canon Rebel SLR which has 12 mega-pixels, although it takes great pictures, when I have to re size them for forum use, they loose most there sharpness and look out of focus, I resigned to reduce the mega-pixels to 3, but even at three I still have to re size to get them within 150 KB and even that distorts the sharpness and clarity, is there an answer for this, as it stands my little pocket camera takes better pictures in the small size than my Canon SLR, I was looking forward to making better pictures with this new one, if you have a trick please let me know. At full size even at three mega-pixels the picture looks great, the deterioration comes as I down size the picture to stay within the 150KB limit.these shots were great before re sizing.
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What software are you using to resize?

For free, I'd suggest GIMP (terrible name for an open source photoshop clone)
for money, there's all kinds of good software out there.

The blur-on-resize issue is an issue with the software package AFAIK. I've used GIMP, photoshop, and ACDsee with no issues
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Thanks BigFatGuy, I called Canon, and you are right, it was the soft wear he had me switch over to the Canon soft wear that came with the camera and walked me through it, what a difference, I feel like I have a new camera now.

Thanks for your help

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BFG - thanks for helping tEN wOLVES out on his issue!

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I'm so pumped right now. I scored a mint Canon 60mm macro lens on eBay for a pretty decent price. It should be here by the end of the coming week. I can't wait to see how much more detail this thing picks up in closeup shots.
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I'm so pumped right now. I scored a mint Canon 60mm macro lens on eBay for a pretty decent price. It should be here by the end of the coming week. I can't wait to see how much more detail this thing picks up in closeup shots.
Your macro lens should be awesome for this type of photography. Please post your pics when you get your lens in!

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You're welcome, hope this helps you out!

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Seems very blue, unless that's the effect you were going for.

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awesome thread. I think its great to see the before than after pics of peoples progress. Personally I don't think taking decent pictures is that difficult, really you just have to understand some basic variables/principles about photography, and from there you'll only get better, but thats not to say if you practice a lot you won't continually progress in technique etc.

I don't have any Handgun pictures yet, but I did build 2 light boxes from instructions on a http://www.diyphotography.net/ mount one of the boxes to a cymbal stand for a drumkit, then found a video camera external lightsource I had laying around to use in it.

I don't know if anyone said this, because I just browsed through the thread looked at the pics(some good work in this thread) and I'm also not going to "read all that" right now. Just as in shooting a steady hand is very necessary for capturing clear in focus pictures. Point and shoot cameras are from my experience more prone to shake because of their shape and weight, than say a DSLR. A tripod is you best friend in low light scenarios if you are trying to stay on a low iso, even better is the 2s mirror close option that closes the mirror and waits 2 seconds after you depressed the shutter close button to actually take the picture, in theory reducing shake and possible reverberations you could be causing even though the camera is mounted. Other than that I say just take as many pictures as you can, get to REALLY know your camera and how it performs in different lighting etc. Oh, and please turn that flash off during the day. Thanks!


OH yeah, I'm using a Pentax *ist DL (DSLR, the poor mans) and photos were taken with the default 18-55mm lens.
Heres some pics of my saiga ak.



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"Seems very blue, unless that's the effect you were going for.
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Thats the effect I wanted - kind of like a night shot. P
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awesome thread. I think its great to see the before than after pics of peoples progress.
Thanks - I'm glad so many people are getting something out of it. I also enjoy seeing people's photo work improve - helps build up a better overall community here when the pictures we post come out a bit better.

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You're right - I don't think it's all that tough either, but some folks just need a little coaching in the right direction.

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I don't know if anyone said this, because I just browsed through the thread looked at the pics(some good work in this thread) and I'm also not going to "read all that" right now. Just as in shooting a steady hand is very necessary for capturing clear in focus pictures. Point and shoot cameras are from my experience more prone to shake because of their shape and weight, than say a DSLR. A tripod is you best friend in low light scenarios if you are trying to stay on a low iso, even better is the 2s mirror close option that closes the mirror and waits 2 seconds after you depressed the shutter close button to actually take the picture, in theory reducing shake and possible reverberations you could be causing even though the camera is mounted.
Using a tripod is in my original instructions:

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Other than that I say just take as many pictures as you can, get to REALLY know your camera and how it performs in different lighting etc. Oh, and please turn that flash off during the day. Thanks!
Actually, I use flash during the day as a fill flash. It's necessary for portrait photography, group shots, and some guys in this thread have shown good results bouncing flash off the wall or ceiling. Using flash or not using flash should be a discretionary thing, based on the results one is getting out of that particular situation.

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Thanks to the OP for putting this up! I really appreciate the effort. I know more about
computers than photography and thanks to this tutorial I know a bit more about that too!
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Actually, I use flash during the day as a fill flash. It's necessary for portrait photography, group shots, and some guys in this thread have shown good results bouncing flash off the wall or ceiling. Using flash or not using flash should be a discretionary thing, based on the results one is getting out of that particular situation.
Yeah, I know its commonly used by people for outdoor scenarios/portrait etc. Its just my personal preference when it comes to photography, but more specifically, people that use point and shoots on auto mode will get the flash when in my opinion its not necessary at all, and it bugs me when I can tell that a flash was used when there was already plenty of light to begin with...

I guess, for me its just that I only use my flash when I absolutely have too. My cameras default flash, isn't that great... So, yeah...

Thanks for the input.I'll probably do some more pics soon. Need a new memory card reader first...

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The Sig was shot using a pen light aimed at the brass to color cast the shot. the other was two white fiber boards from the hobby store and an off camera flash. Great tutorial, thanks
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Thanks to the OP for putting this up! I really appreciate the effort. I know more about
computers than photography and thanks to this tutorial I know a bit more about that too!
No problem - you're welcome - glad I could help out!

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Yeah, I know its commonly used by people for outdoor scenarios/portrait etc. Its just my personal preference when it comes to photography, but more specifically, people that use point and shoots on auto mode will get the flash when in my opinion its not necessary at all, and it bugs me when I can tell that a flash was used when there was already plenty of light to begin with...

I guess, for me its just that I only use my flash when I absolutely have too. My cameras default flash, isn't that great... So, yeah...
Ok - you do have a good point - what I find funny is when I see people trying to take pictures at night of a famous landmark, let's say you're looking at the Statue of Liberty from a distance, and they take a picture, and their flash goes off. Really? Do they think the flash is going to help illuminate the Statue of Liberty? As you say, most folks don't know how to turn the flash on and off, the camera just automatically fires the flash because of the low light conditions. Those pictures usually don't turn out well at all.

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The LDA picture is also quite blurry. Any chance you could double check to see if your camera was focused correctly?

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Thanks for this thread Turbinator

I got a DSLR camera and tripod for Christmas and I have a lot to learn.





I have not figured out a good way to take pictures of something long yet

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Your pics are nice and sharp and in focus but they seem to be a little off in white balance.. you may also want to try bumping up your EV a little bit, they seem just a tad dark.

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n00b here.
I decided to build a light box big enough for rifles, however at this time I only have a point and shoot Canon SX210 si to work with. However I am looking into getting a Canon D60.

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