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Old 10-14-2008, 16:50   #187
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Originally Posted by srothman View Post
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.
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.
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