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Pictures?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Blitzen, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. srothman

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    I am finally figuring out the picture thing as well. It just takes some practice. I have actually been using cheap place mats from WalMart as my backgrounds.

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    If you do a search over a sigforum for Dr. Lunde, he has a couple of great posts about how to take great pictures.

    I personally like the pink carpet. I think it looked great with some of the guns.:supergrin:
     

  2. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    Yeah, I was getting too much heat for it though.

    It is actually burgundy. The flash of my new camera made it look pink. Until I got my high res camera, I never heard anything about the color. ;)
     
  3. bac1023

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    That's always a great pic, SC. :thumbsup:

    I've always wanted an Ultimate Master, but I already have two Baers, so I doubt I'll ever get one. :crying:
     
  4. bac1023

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    SC, I also tried my new lighting technique with my Classic Custom. I think they turned out well also. They are different due to the gun's mirror bluing on the slide.

    It still brings out the details though.

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  5. srothman

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    You either need a light box to place the gun in, or a difuser on the light. If you look you are getting a reflection of the light on the slide of the gun.

    The best thing to do is natural lighting outside, on a tripod.

    You can make a light box, for under 20.00 using PVC pipe, and thin white material. If you want, I can take pictures of what I use. It cost me about $14.00 for the box, and about $20.00 for the lights.

    Your camera should also have a white balance, which will eliminate the "pink" carpet.

    My biggest problem is that I know how to take good pictures, now have all the tools and equipment, I just don't have the time to set everything up, and do it.

    I still like the pink carpet, it added character to your pictures.
     
  6. bac1023

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    Yeah, you can see the light in the slide. I sort of did that on purpose to show the mirror finish.

    I'll keep experimenting.

    I live in a pretty tight development with a bunch of young kids around. Its difficult to take gun pics outside without the neighbors raising an eyebrow.

    I thought about doing a setup like the one you describe as well.
     
  7. J1Z06

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  8. Short Cut

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    Did you ever hear me talk about using a white sheet? Essentially you put the gun down with full bright sun on it through a window and hold a white sheet up behind the camera so the sun has to pass through the sheet to light the gun ( assuming you are using a tripod and automatic shutter timer). The sheet disperses the light much like a light box. That's how I did these.

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  9. bac1023

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    OK, here's a couple pics for everyone. I think they turned out well.

    I'm working on the lighting.

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  10. bac1023

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  12. srothman

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    I am going to start a petition.

    Bac- Bring back the pink carpet.

    The new pictures look great.
     
  13. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    Thanks srothman.
     
  14. bac1023

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    Thanks SC.

    I love Rock River. Hopefully, they start 1911 production again once they catch up on all their AR orders.
     
  15. rc guy

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    Thanks I replaced plastic grips and main spring housing with Hogue rosewood grips and Ed Brown mainspring housing with Drop-In Maxi-Well:cool: