GUN Can someone explain to me...

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  1. Crossett

    Crossett New Member

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    why people always put a pen or something through the trigger guard of hand guns when they take pics? I've never understood that.

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    those came out fine with no prop up device....
     
  2. krott5333

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    because even gun owners are sheep
     
  3. Slick26

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    LOL, gets it off the table or surface its on so people have a better angle to look at?
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    All in the angle, depending on your lighting if you're relying on a flash the angle helps sometimes.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I don't know why they do that, but that looks like a recently cleaned and oiled gun and that backdrop looks like suede. If that is the case its probably not a good combination.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I do it sometimes for rifle pics if its laying on something soft like my bed. Sometimes the rifle is a bit top heavy and tends to roll over
     
  7. Crossett

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    the gun in the pics was clean and freshly oiled it was laying on microfiber, not suede.

    i used a flash in those pics only to get rid of my shadow because i was standing directly over the gun. i still dont understand why people prop it up with a pen to take pics. unless its just some internet thing that people see and assume that its the correct way to do things.
     
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    does it really bother you that much?
     
  9. Crossett

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    i'm a photography student, i see no reason for it and have always wondered why people do it.
     
  10. R134

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    I've been wondering the same thing for a long time too.
     
  11. silversilvia

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    obviously to get different angles of the gun. i prop my gun up with a 12 ga shell when i take pictures because i want to get a front/side view of it.

    noone props their gun to take a side view do they?
     
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    It looks like you answered your own question.

    As a photography student, you know it's all about lighting. A picture that close is going to look a LOT better without flash. A long exposure with ambient or reflective lighting can bring out better colors than you could ever achieve with direct flash. If someone is taking pictures of their gun sitting on the dining room table or their bed, then more than likely the main source of light is directly overhead ... which you just blocked by standing right over the gun :ugh:

    A weapon propped up so that you can get a light source behind you is going to look better (unless you have access to multiple lights to illuminate the weapon on the table properly ;) )
     

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