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Jul 14, 2012 19:02 |  #16

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OK... I've been around firearms my whole life. This could be in the middle of nowhere or the gun could have been aimed right at a firing range. I don't think the photographer would be stupid and not take safety into consideration. I don't see the need to bust his balls about safety on a cool image.
Of course I'm going to bust his balls. He put creativeness ahead of safety. Just because you're in the middle of nowhere doesn't mean there aren't objects that could cause a ricochet or other accident. If you truly have been around firearms for as long as you say, you should know that.

What I find ironic is you go off about safety and then add that you are going to TRY IT??! Help me out here... You say 1. I don't like the image 2. you were unsafe 3. I'M GOING TO TRY IT.

I left a key point out of my initial post. I would back-lit the subject while he's shooting properly (read: eyes down range). That's what I meant, but didn't convey that in my post. I stand by my decision to call this shot unsafe and there is nothing you, or anyone else, can say to change that.


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Jul 16, 2012 04:20 |  #17

And if he was using blanks? Whos to say he was even behing the camera? I dont care to speculate. whatever im not here to argue, i just think you would have better odds of getting struck by lightning is all. And how I would have done it is by using a controled shot and photoshopping the flash into my final frame.
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Jul 17, 2012 08:10 |  #18

This is a good point. We were vary careful about this, even tho the shot was meant to convey the opposite. The location was in the middle of nowhere michigan on private property where we had been safely discharging firearms all weekend long. The closest neighbor is over a mile away and the shot shown was fired directly into a large hill from about 10 yards away.

I realize it looks like the shooter has no regard for what he is doing. Like it or not, that is what we had decided to go for in kind of a satirical manner. Truth of the matter is there are three independent exposures going on here that allowed us to do it safely. Trip the 30 sec shutter and the speedlite fires, burning in the subject who is only holding his gun and making a funny face at this point. Then he had the remainder of the 30 seconds to cover his gun side ear, sight down the barrel and fire the weapon to create the muzzle flash. After that he stepped out of the frame and let the ambient burn in.

I will put a safety disclaimer in the first post...


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Jul 17, 2012 13:02 |  #19

Dustin Mustangs wrote in post #14728492 (external link)
This is a good point. We were vary careful about this, even tho the shot was meant to convey the opposite. The location was in the middle of nowhere michigan on private property where we had been safely discharging firearms all weekend long. The closest neighbor is over a mile away and the shot shown was fired directly into a large hill from about 10 yards away.

I realize it looks like the shooter has no regard for what he is doing. Like it or not, that is what we had decided to go for in kind of a satirical manner. Truth of the matter is there are three independent exposures going on here that allowed us to do it safely. Trip the 30 sec shutter and the speedlite fires, burning in the subject who is only holding his gun and making a funny face at this point. Then he had the remainder of the 30 seconds to cover his gun side ear, sight down the barrel and fire the weapon to create the muzzle flash. After that he stepped out of the frame and let the ambient burn in.

I will put a safety disclaimer in the first post...

Thank you so much for clearing that up! I didn't mean to come across like I was busting your chops. I'm an avid firearms guy, but I almost lost my sister to folks not paying attention to what's behind their target. Since then, it kinda just crawls all over me. Probably more than it should. Anyway, I'm really glad to hear that! Thanks for taking the time!


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Jul 18, 2012 08:01 |  #20

Should have used a shoot through umbrella.

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