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A couple G26 pics (testing my photo skills)

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by XDRoX, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. XDRoX

    XDRoX

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    I strive to become a better photographer. I just took these tonight. They came out OK. I still have a lot of room to improve, but I know how you guys like pictures so here they are. Any photo advice I'd appreciate. I have a nice camera but can't really figure out how it works. BTW, I just got the 26 last week:dancingbanana:
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  2. pilot5131

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    The second shot came out pretty nice. Did you shoot these on a white backround? Something a little more neutral would make the gun stand out a little more.
     

  3. TriggerHappy007

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    I had to post mine too.

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    Just because it's awesome and one hell of a gun.
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  4. G26ster

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    Very nice! Product photography is not easy.
     
  5. XDRoX

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    Yep white background. I'll experiment with a neutral color, thanks.

    Thanks G26ster:wavey:
     
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    I don't know enough to give advice...
    Sure do like to see the photos whenever they get posted though.
    Congrats on the 26.
     
  7. mr smithglock

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    any chance to see a g26 i love.
     
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    Nice job! The 26 is always:wavey: worth gaping at!
     
  9. guns54

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    thanks for posting pictures of your G-26.
     
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    Thanks guys, you're too kind:wavey:
     
  12. PlayboyPenguin

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    Very nice. I like the complete lack of background. It really puts the gun in the forefront. Get ready to see your pics pop up again and again on the internet. I see people using mine all the time. A few members here even have my pics as their avatars. With a nice simple pic like that you will soon be seeing the same thing.

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  13. XDRoX

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    Thanks Penguin. That's a great pic as well. Do you use a flash? I'm assuming not. The problem that I'm having is I can't seem to get enough light. I have three 100w bulbs on the gun. I have a white sheet in front of the bulbs to diffuse the light. The pictures still come out dark and the background is yellow. Using my computer I adjust the contrast and brightness until I get a white background.
    Any tips?
     
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  14. G26ster

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    XDRoX: The reason your photos are yellow and the gun looks brownish is due to the tugsten light bulbs. They are 32-3400 Kelvin on the color scale (yellow). Use flash through your sheet (diffuser) if your flash can be operated remotely. Flash is white light (5500K), so is outdoors in the shade. If your flash is fixed, go out into the shade (in a private place, of course with a gun).

    If your photos are dark, slow down the shutter speed (tripod if necessary), or open the aperture (f-stop) to allow more exposure value (EV).

    PM me if you wish.
     
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    I think the first shot came out better. In the second shot you can see up in the right hand corner the yellow light coming in. These are still very good pics i think though
     
  16. XDRoX

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    Thanks for the advice. I just took this one in natural light.
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    Here is the old one to compare:
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    The difference is night and day. Thanks G26ster:wavey:
     
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    I love my G26, I make sweet love to it.
     
  18. PlayboyPenguin

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    Read this thread linked below. :)
    Gun Pics: A poor man's how-to
     
  19. G26ster

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    Very nice simple tutorial Penguin. Excellent work with simple tools.
     
  20. pilot5131

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    Yeah, that looks MUCH better! Natural light is always the best when you can.