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Sunlight. Thanx!

The CZ and FN9 pics were taken last after I prcticed on the others. The Berreta pics were the best "distance pics. I found I can take better pics up close than I can further away. I need MUCH more practice. But I made some progress today.
 

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looking good!
It seems to me you have the technical aspects of close-up shooting down pretty well.
If you want a perfectly white background try putting the pistol on a plate of glass that is a foot or so above the background. Use two desk lamps aimed at a fairly low angle from opposite sides of the subject.
The idea is to evenly light the background and not have any reflections show on the glass.
Unless you have very bright lamps you will have to use a tripod to get a sharp, low grain image.
It's a fairly low-tech setup but I can almost guarantee thats how th FN product pics at the top of this page where taken.


Do you think that the larger area of bright white background that was present in the 'distance shots' was messing up the exposure? I'm guessing that your 'distance shots' that didn't come out so well were overly dark?
 

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"Promoted Pawn" looking good!
Do you think that the larger area of bright white background that was present in the 'distance shots' was messing up the exposure? I'm guessing that your 'distance shots' that didn't come out so well were overly dark?
Thanx! Yes the white background was not a good idea. I was setting the aperature and letting the camera choose the shutter speed. It did much better with the darker backgrounds.

Thanx for the tip on glass!
 

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That and also put up a white cloth/sheet behind the subject it will help difuse light the backside of the object. Your shutter speed was a little slow so you got a bright exposure. Easier to fix a dark photo then a burned out photo
 

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Nice photos! I like the P7 and SP-01. I know what you mean about
practice, I have a new Canon Powershot A630, and I have some pics
turn out great, others are just so-so. :roll:
 

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TA,

THOSE are some very, nice, clear and sharp pics!!! :?
Quite nice on the sidearms, as well! :shock:

Tony
 
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