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Posted: 7/11/2018 5:52:34 PM EDT
I know this is a very vague question but what is the best way to photograph this rifle? I have a Samsung WB100f but don't know anything about taking good pictures.

The rifle I built and finished with an at home hydro dip kit.

Thanks for any advise.

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Link Posted: 7/11/2018 6:06:15 PM EDT
I would use a black or white background to start off with then go from there.

Example
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh7dnNQA4nu/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1jo3dv18l8kzo
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 6:31:25 PM EDT
I'd try a white background, you have a lot of black in that rather busy color scheme, the black would blend in with the black background.

What do I know? Good luck.
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 8:08:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 8:47:25 PM EDT
Honestly, put it in a bathtub and snap a pic. You will be surprised how well it comes out.
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 9:16:10 PM EDT
White backdrop (bathtub or a couple of white poster boards)

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Or my preference: find some natural background and try to get shots with some cloud cover.

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Link Posted: 7/11/2018 9:38:21 PM EDT
Natural light/ kill the flash.
Link Posted: 7/11/2018 11:27:23 PM EDT
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This. It sounds weird, but it works great. Didn't even occur to me until I realized it's basically a whitebox for photographs.
Link Posted: 7/12/2018 1:43:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NorthPolar:
This. It sounds weird, but it works great. Didn't even occur to me until I realized it's basically a whitebox for photographs.
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Originally Posted By NorthPolar:
This. It sounds weird, but it works great. Didn't even occur to me until I realized it's basically a whitebox for photographs.
Not sure the lighting is right in my bathtub.
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I'm not sure why but it looks like my computer screwed the resolution.

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Link Posted: 7/12/2018 8:55:51 PM EDT
I'm not sure why but it looks like my computer screwed the resolution.
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Nope, that's good 'ol ARF.

And you need to figure out some better lightning.
Link Posted: 7/12/2018 9:10:15 PM EDT
Theres an arf thread on taking bathtub pix
Link Posted: 7/12/2018 9:11:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/12/2018 9:21:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FredMan:
Nope, that's good 'ol ARF.

And you need to figure out some better lightning.
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I'm not sure why but it looks like my computer screwed the resolution.
Nope, that's good 'ol ARF.

And you need to figure out some better lightning.
No when I changed the ration th 16:9 and adjusted the brightness it shrank the file from 4 mb to 445kb. The resolution went way down too.
Link Posted: 7/12/2018 9:23:54 PM EDT
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Sorry, thought this was GD.

In any case, yeah, white bathtub with a little bit of light can do wonders for photographing guns.
Link Posted: 7/12/2018 9:28:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RJeff21:
Sorry, thought this was GD.

In any case, yeah, white bathtub with a little bit of light can do wonders for photographing guns.
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I missed what you wrote originally. That's too bad, I hope it was talking shit about the pink .22.
Link Posted: 7/13/2018 12:35:59 AM EDT
The guys are right though. More light is good. It could be off camera flash if you are fancy, but even work lamps pointed at the sides of the shower to bounce light into the tub will help a ton. It'll cut down on reflections but add a lot of light to make the bathtub look white but give good detail on the rifle.
Link Posted: 7/25/2018 1:24:08 PM EDT
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If you are looking for a clean sterile picture showing our work one trick is to pick up some cheap white "foam board" from craft store

Overexpose the background with some cheap lights ( desklamp works ) pointing at the background ONLy ...this eliminates any shadows

Put rifle in front of the light setup



With the overexposed ( blown out background ) you only see the rifle

You can also go outside and because of "inverse square law of light" in photography....lots of videos online , if you put rifle close to you but have background far away you can have relatively dark background

You will need to use flash to make use of this technique



Background is underexposed ( dark ) since due to the inverse square rule, the light form flash does little to help with expose . Rifle properly exposed since its much closer to flash / camera

Only issue of both these techniques is you need to stand the rifle up ( not laying down ) . I have had many guns come crashing down as they were precariously set on table

I just sacrificed a magazine and made an tripod adapter
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