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Posted by Wayne McLerran on Friday, 26 November 2010, at 2:11 a.m., in response to Re: Pictures, posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 22 November 2010, at 5:34 p.m.
I have taken very acceptable photos of hundreds of rifles without a light box or special equipment. To eliminate most of the shadows and reflections I wait for a bright overcast day and take photos with the rifle lying on a light green, blue or grey towel on a concrete slab. The towel color is not critical, but it's probably best to use a lighter color to contrast with the darker rifle. The cloud cover is a natural light diffuser and the towel eliminates any reflections from the backdrop. I've also taken excellent photos on a generally sunny day, but waited for a large cloud to cover the sun, resulting in indirect diffused lighting. I don't have Photoshop, but do use Microsoft PhotoDraw to adjust brightness and tweak the sharpness of the images. For a recent example, paste the link below in your browser and scroll down to the photos.
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