Firearms Photography Lighting Setup - How it's done for the Walther catalog

DakotaDocMartin

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An old photographer friend of mine sent me a bunch of photos of how the firearms photos are being made for the new Walther catalog. I am sharing them with you. I think the use of soft boxes, diffusers, white card stock reflectors, hanging wires, etc. will help anyone wishing to improve their firearms and/or jewelry photography. Perhaps Sam will keep them in the Tips Archive for future reference. :thumbsup::banana:

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This is really fantastic Doc. Thanks for posting it. This is a rare look into the studio of a pro photographer and his setups. Absolutely fantastic info!!
 

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wow, doc-- thanks for sharing this "trade secret". quite insightful as to how the real guys do this.
 

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Thank you. I've been really frustrated with my photos. Looks like I have something to try now.
 

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These photos are as has been said worth a thousand words. "Shooting" long guns is especially challenging. I have tried the "cheap" ways of lighting and concluded there is "NO" cheap way. What is shown here is professional lighting, support equipment and the space the size of a one car garage. Several thousand euro/dollars invested. If known what is the camera lens used? Edge sharpness at the extreme ends and the lack of any distortion seems to indicate a longer focal length. Thanks for this post

Roger
 

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