A&P How is my lighting? C&C pls.

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  1. reman

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    Since you guys always complain how I never take a shot with the whole rifle. (I have no good backdrops:hsd:)
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    what gear do you have? Looks like it needs another light to me for the backdrop
     
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    In your first ones you need some fill light, or a slower shutter speed. Use a sheet for a backdrop, so you get a nice smooth transition between floor and wall. Add a flash from camera left to provide fill light, and cut out the shadows. Your AR looks a little beat on. I take it you have a lot of fun with it? :naughty:
     
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    What do you recommend as a backdrop? I was thinking of going to hobby lobby to get some muslin or some fabric.
     
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    A simple sheet would work, but most of us are using poster board or similar materials in our light boxes. It doesn't produce odd shadows from wrinkles etc. For the full size shots of your AR, you'll need a large piece, and have to glue part of it up high on the wall, and tack the other end down (probably need some heavy ass weights to keep the weight of the rifle from pulling it in at the bottom) away from the wall, prop the rifle up on that, flood your area with light, and use other boards to reflect it back onto your subject, essentially creating a box around your subject. zoom in as close as you can, adjust your white balance (very easy to do if you're shooting in RAW vs jpg.) and snap away.
     
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    nice rifle
     
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    You can always use something related as a backdrop.

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