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This shot needs more light straight on. Near side is under illuminated, IMO.
 
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If you have looked at the link to the light box, what solution comes to mind to provide more straight on light?
 

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A single speedlight in a small softbox (24x24) from above and slghtly to one side or the other (to avoid nasty reflections and hot spots) should take care of it nicely.
 

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Another light from the front would help. if you lack another light, perhaps try a couple mirrors, or white panels [paper, white pizza boxes, spray-painted cardboard sheets,etc] placed close to the front of the box, with the lens shooting trough a hole or slit in the front reflector panel(s). Additionally, you could try some wrinkled aluminum foil glued to front-placed reflectors; anything to get more reflections on the slide and barrel area might spice up the shot(s).
 
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@Warhorse Is the setup everything you thought it would be? Have you bought anything else to enhance it?
It’s about what I thought would work, I just need to work with it more, instead of it being a stand alone solution. May try laying a LED flashlight down aimed on the muzzle end of the slide. This was my first attempt with it.
 
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Okay, I positioned the pistol further back in the box, put camera on manual, used spot metering, lowered camera height. I think it looks better. Your opinions please?

DSC0020 — Postimage.org
 

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Yes, it looks better. It has a more three dimensional appearance.
 

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Okay, I positioned the pistol further back in the box, put camera on manual, used spot metering, lowered camera height. I think it looks better. Your opinions please?

DSC0020 — Postimage.org
Yes, much better, but now there are two "hot spots". Try moving your light more to one side so the reflections aren't so direct.
 
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Thanks guy's!

I am going to give this box a thumbs up, with more practice and use, I think it will work as I intended.
 

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A few years back, when I was actively collecting handguns, I photographed every handgun, and entered it into a database for insurance purposes. My set up was very basic, and I've been complimented on the simplicity and clarity of the photos. Here is the list of materials
  • Fleece blankets from Walgreen's in several different colors
    Nikon D200, 28-85 f/2.8-4 set on Macro
    Nikon D800 Flash w/Diffuser
    Several pillows of variable density

I used a neutral colored ceiling to bounce the diffused flash. I also had a number of patches of the various manufacturers as a prop in many of the photos. Editing was done in early versions of Photoshop Elements.

Follows are a couple of the photographs:
 

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Some very good shots of those revolvers Dennis!
 

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