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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:33 PM

I guess this would be under strange concepts.

Last edited Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:13 PM - Edit history (1)

Maybe a first here.
I have been working on learning product shots (boring) but I had this strange concept this morning in the shower.In the end it will be an gun control message but this is the base shot.

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Reply I guess this would be under strange concepts. (Original post)
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2013 OP
ManiacJoe Feb 2013 #1
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2013 #4
ManiacJoe Feb 2013 #7
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2013 #8
ManiacJoe Feb 2013 #9
bluedigger Mar 2013 #12
Bonhomme Richard Mar 2013 #13
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2013 #5
ManiacJoe Feb 2013 #6
Pharaoh Feb 2013 #2
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2013 #3
Pharaoh Mar 2013 #10
Bonhomme Richard Mar 2013 #11

Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:05 PM

1. It probably depends on where you are going with it.

The unfired round could use a little post-processing sharpening, most likely due to the resizing of the image.
The placement and orientation of the round could lead to lots of things.
The pistol is noticeably outside the focus depth of field, presumably on purpose.
The lighting and shadows are good. Good job on minimizing the shine/glare of the gun.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:18 PM

4. This is part of a microstock project of mine and....

yes, the handgun is out of focus on purpose.
LOL, maybe I should have used a new round.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:38 PM

7. Not necessarily a new-vs-old thing.

But maybe a fired-vs-unfired round. Obviously a fired bullet is difficult to retrieve, but you can buy them separately at stores that sell reloading supplies or very carefully separate them yourself. Depends on the end result you are looking for.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:00 PM

8. I went back and looked at some other shots and...

there are some where the round is brighter. The round was what the lens focused on.
I have to re-shoot anyway. Much tighter. I lose too many megs by the time the photo is edited. I am very new to all this. I just started taking still shots last week. A long way to go.
Thanks.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 07:06 PM

9. You are certainly off to a good start.

As for the brightness of the round, you do have some choices in color: brass and nickle(? silverish). Brass is the more common.
There is also clean vs dirty.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 09:21 PM

12. Try a quick buff on the round with a green pad.

Should be able to knock the tarnish off it without much elbow grease, if that's what you want. I hope you post your next try on this - I'd like to follow your progress.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 09:27 PM

13. Thanks for the idea. n/t

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:52 PM

5. Maybe this is just a photbucket issue but last night...

I noticed last night that I worked on making an image more brilliant and uploaded it to photbucket. When I saw what uploaded it was dull compared to the original on my Mac.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:34 PM

6. You description suggests a color space mismatch.

Most web-related stuff expects the pics to be in the "sRGB" space, not the "Adobe RGB" space. Not all browsers do the conversions yet.
Since all the EXIF data has been removed, I cannot say for sure this is the problem.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:48 PM

2. love it!

I've done a lot of stuff on black backgrounds, but I'm going to try white this year. Any advice?

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:14 PM

3. This was shot using posterboard.

It's cheap and it works well. I cheated with this one because I used paint in gimp to whiten the background.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:22 AM

10. was that a real gun?

looks plastic

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:15 AM

11. It's real n/t

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