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Old Dec 23, 2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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A product shot for a friends web site. Internal parts shot to follow. Be brutal
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Old Dec 24, 2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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Well done with the lighting. You have avoided glare problems and the detail in the shiny parts remains.
There is a white speck in the upper left quadrant which should be removed, but that is minor.
The one thing that others me is the front sight. Is it clear acrylic and the b/g is showing through, or is it the same color? If it is a red sight, maybe the b/g should contrast.

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You've captured the brutal power of this weapon...cold, bold...the gun metal against the red background works well. nicely done!

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You've captured the brutal power of this weapon...
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Yeah, you could put someone's eye out with one of those.

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Putting an eye out is probably all you could manage with this one. It is more of a practice piece.

Thank you for your comments.

The front sight is a Red Light Pipe. I would not have given it any thought had you not said something. I think I am so used to looking at some of this stuff that I see it as Red because my brain tells me it should be Red.

Lighting was a disaster until I started using a tabletop light tent.

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Looks great!

Besides what has been pointed out above . . . I'd personally want to PP the shine on the trigger down a bit. Seems to draw my eye right to that spot.

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Looks great!

Besides what has been pointed out above . . . I'd personally want to PP the shine on the trigger down a bit. Seems to draw my eye right to that spot.
I agree with you. For lack of a better term the image looks a bit "hot" to me. I see room for improvement but think I am headed in the correct direction.

The goal is to come up with something better than the White background, lifeless, images on the majority of the retail sites. Cannot afford to outspend the big guys on advertising so we are hoping the better images will bring in the traffic.

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I agree with you. For lack of a better term the image looks a bit "hot" to me. I see room for improvement but think I am headed in the correct direction.
Other than the silver metalic trigger, it looks good to me. I'm wondering if it is possible to take multiple shots. One lit for the mat finish parts of the gun and either a lower flash (or no flash) shot for the metalic parts and PP them together?

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The goal is to come up with something better than the White background, lifeless, images on the majority of the retail sites. Cannot afford to outspend the big guys on advertising so we are hoping the better images will bring in the traffic.
I'm not a gun guy, so have no frame of reference of what sells guns . . .

but . . .

It sounds like a perfect opportunity for a brain storming / creative brief. Listing out the objectives such as standing out, getting your brand name involved in the shot some how, etc . . .

Have you thought about some detail shots? Something like how camera sites have close up shots?

And how about video? Take the camera to a shooting range and run down the features / benefits and seeing the gun in action?

Or a comparison tool, like DXOMark has for cameras?

IMHO . . . the more useful content you have on your site, then people will want to visit it more, spend more time on it, and get familiar with your brand. It builds a comfort factor there . . . also a good well.

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