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Apr 02, 2012 13:41 |  #1

I picked up some lighting gear this last week and decided to try them out by shooting a few of my guns.

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Apr 02, 2012 13:47 |  #2
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this pic's still too big for the forum maximum of 1024.




  
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Apr 02, 2012 13:55 |  #3

my bad.. i re sized it but must of fat fingered the numbers




  
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Apr 02, 2012 20:17 |  #4

I'm not liking the red color cast...how about a black and white version?


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Apr 02, 2012 21:03 |  #5

You must have some mighty peas out yonder.
I like the tone and the dark composition. Next time you might want to experiment with telling a story like putting some spent cartridges in the scene and maybe a hand (dead) on the floor.


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Apr 02, 2012 21:43 |  #6

to my the color makes it look sort of video game style...I like the idea behind the photograph though, keep up the good ideas


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Apr 03, 2012 10:19 |  #7

Thanks for the tips guys. this was the first time i ever tired anything like this. Ill take the advice and make changes from there




  
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Apr 03, 2012 10:28 |  #8

The composition and clarity are great. The pistol could use some dust removal. It also looks abnormally wide through the slide. I wouldn't expect distortion from the 50mm but it looks like you got some, perhaps in post?

Exactly what kind of lighting gear did you get? exif shows this as a 15 second exposure at f11.0, both on the extreme side. And it's still a bit on the dark side (lighting wise).


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Apr 03, 2012 11:24 |  #9

yeah im kicking myself about the dust on the pistol. Its a carry weapon and i didnt even think to clean it. (there is still a round chambered in this shot as well)

I picked up a 2x 550w with soft boxes. one is a 2x2 box and the other is a 4x4. Used the 2x2 in this shot. the room i shot in was actually pretty dark and bounced light off the ceiling to the right and behind the guns.

You say those are on the extreme side, should I of changed things up for a shorter exposure? Im new to this so please forgive my ignorance.




  
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Apr 03, 2012 11:37 |  #10

Blackcloud556 wrote in post #14202863 (external link)
yeah im kicking myself about the dust on the pistol. Its a carry weapon and i didnt even think to clean it. (there is still a round chambered in this shot as well)

I picked up a 2x 550w with soft boxes. one is a 2x2 box and the other is a 4x4. Used the 2x2 in this shot. the room i shot in was actually pretty dark and bounced light off the ceiling to the right and behind the guns.

You say those are on the extreme side, should I of changed things up for a shorter exposure? Im new to this so please forgive my ignorance.

I assume these are hot lights rather than strobes. Bump you ISO a bit, lower your f-stop. You won't get down to hand holding territory but it may help brighten things up.

You can use http://www.dofmaster.c​om/dofjs.html (external link) to get you a decent f-stop that will keep what you want in focus.

Are those rifle shells all the same caliber?


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Apr 03, 2012 11:45 |  #11

yes they are hot lights. and phew did they make the room hot. lol

Thanks for the link and tips.

Yes, the rounds are 5.56, same caliber that the rifle takes. I was thinking i shoulda thrown a handfull of .45 around the pile as well




  
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Apr 03, 2012 11:51 |  #12
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i like it all.


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Apr 03, 2012 11:51 |  #13

Very nice....I like it :)




  
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Apr 03, 2012 13:42 |  #14

Titus213 wrote in post #14202529 (external link)
The composition and clarity are great. The pistol could use some dust removal. It also looks abnormally wide through the slide. I wouldn't expect distortion from the 50mm but it looks like you got some, perhaps in post?

Exactly what kind of lighting gear did you get? exif shows this as a 15 second exposure at f11.0, both on the extreme side. And it's still a bit on the dark side (lighting wise).

Agreed.

Blackcloud556 wrote in post #14202863 (external link)
Its a carry weapon and i didnt even think to clean it. (there is still a round chambered in this shot as well)

I won't get on a soap box and start a rant but I think you need to stop for a moment and engrain firearm safety 101 into your head before you shoot any more pictures of guns. ;)


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Apr 03, 2012 14:57 |  #15

haha, the only safety i need was on the shutter button for the camera

The combination of years in the military and years of carrying a loaded weapon with not the slightest concern or issue. besides, they wont go off on their own ;)




  
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