A&P Quick question on how to set up a shot...

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  1. strubbe

    strubbe New Member

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    Hey y'all. I'm looking for info on how to set up a shot... For a gift for my dad for father's day, I'm looking to take some shots of a Civil War era pistol that is a family heirloom. I don't have any studio equpiment, but I'm willing to make a lightbox or whatever to get a some good shots etc. I'm shooting a 300D, probably with the thrifty 50. :hs:

    Any ideas on how I should set it up (lighting etc.)?

    This is what the pistol looks like:

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    Thanks y'all.
     
  2. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    light box ... one white paper with the pistol about 3/4" off the ground
     
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  6. Go to the local fabric store and find some .03 Invisible Thread and get creative for an even more coolness factor.. :coold:

    If you can't think of anything to do with some invisible thread you should give up and sell your camera while it's still worth a couple dollars. :mamoru:
     
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    I'll definitely check that out as well. I've always been a pretty creative person - I'm just now figuring out how to apply myself to the art form I'm interested in. :o
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    I went out and made it today. So far I'm pretty satisfied with the results:

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    I'm gonna play around with the lighting some more to try to hide that small shadow underneath but other than that, I'm happy. Shot it with my D70s on a tripod with the 18-70mm and my SB800 to the side.

    *edit: I didn't feel like making a new thread so I brought this one back.
     
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    please tell me that victorinox is supposed to be pink and not red.
     
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    :rofl::rofl: Yeah, it's a pink knife. I took it from some girl cause I had never seen one in that color before.
     

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