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Posted: 2/19/2001 12:07:32 PM EDT
WAY TOO OFTEN I see a topic that interests me, and the "Subject" indicated pictures are enclosed.

OKAY. You've got my interest. So, I open the thread only to find that you can't see the rifle / handgun in the pic.

[b] Newsflash people - a black / parkerized rifle, with either black, walnut or dark furniture DOES NOT show up well against a black backdrop.

Also, how about putting some light on the item you are photographing. If you can JUST BARELY see the pic when you are holding it in you hand, HOW THE HECK DO YOU EXPECT IT TO APPEAR OVER THE 'NET???? [/b]

Granted, in the greater schceme of things, this is a small thing to gripe about. But with a crappy pic, you only waste my time looking, and lose yourself the sale.
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 12:17:03 PM EDT
I will agree with you whole heartedly!
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 12:19:56 PM EDT
well, if its any consolation Gman,
about 75% of the earths population have no idea how to take a good photo.
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 12:35:58 PM EDT

Example of a good pic...

see, not all of us suck!
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 12:37:33 PM EDT

Bambi!  took picture while I was 1.5 feet away...
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 1:22:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 1:46:01 PM EDT
Nice rifle. Bolt, It looks like an Oly lower to me. Bob
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 1:56:01 PM EDT
looks like it says olympic arms to me also.
but then again i also have a belkin trackmaster that the 3rd button allows for magnification.
gunfighter nice pic of the deer
what were you using
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 2:22:00 PM EDT
garandman, i agree, can't people see that their pic isn't very good and try again till it comes out.

the trick is, NO GLARE !!! and good light.

this is a bad pic, low resilution and off lighting, it was takin fast and not meant to be very good. and still its better than most.
this is one with better lighting.
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 2:25:07 PM EDT
And get creative with your background.  I'm sick of carpet...

Link Posted: 2/19/2001 2:30:32 PM EDT
Bishop & MicroCAR....been a while since I've seen 'ya.

Link Posted: 2/20/2001 12:45:26 AM EDT
How about this?

"P10 UFO"

Glare?  Blame it on the s/s finish & nightime flash.

Link Posted: 2/20/2001 4:50:48 AM EDT
They steal your soul.
Link Posted: 2/20/2001 5:17:20 AM EDT
How about deerskin?  

Link Posted: 2/20/2001 5:28:56 AM EDT
This is that rubber-like shelf lining material:  

Link Posted: 2/20/2001 5:30:13 AM EDT
Terrible pic Kurt...too much flare.
Paul..it's 18%, not 22%
Tip of the day...Open your exposure 1 stop and place a piece of white t-shirt material over the flash to soften it.
Link Posted: 2/20/2001 5:56:19 AM EDT
taking a good pic with a 35mm is easy. i am using a $200 kodak digital. glare is MUCH more of a factor with a dig cam.
Link Posted: 2/20/2001 6:23:53 AM EDT
Tip #7, buy Adobe Photoshop. . .  it can  fix almost anything.
Link Posted: 2/20/2001 10:53:00 AM EDT
How about some different angled shots too. I know I'm too used to taking just a "flat" sided picture. Like this from the FAL board.

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