Girls and Guns

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  1. Nwcid

    Nwcid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ***Edit*** Sorry, I posted these and then had a long commute and have been extremely busy at work. I have seen most of the posts now and I will respond to them individually as soon as I can. I did not intend to get "political", this is just a basic way of life here. I have had amazing positive feedback on these style of images whenever I share socially. ***

    I got some new lighting equipment over the holidays and had not had a chance to practice with any of it.

    Morgan was awesome enough to come out to the studio and help me practice. After that we did some shots for here in exchange for her time.

    These are 4 of my favorite shots from the session.


    Morgan-055.jpg Morgan-085.jpg Morgan-112.jpg Morgan-109.jpg


     
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  2. Derrel

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    A little more shadow detail would be welcome. #3 is the brightest and, I think, the best.
     
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    ^^Agreed^^

    Skin tones look a bit muddy, unless of course that was the intention, #4 maybe a gridded head on her face could bring her up?

    As for the firearm content, I have no issues with guns but do have a few observations:
    Photo #2, she's gonna have a hard time getting a sight picture with the scope covers in place.
    Photo #3, safety selector is set to Fire on the AR, that's a no no in my book.
     
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    Donde TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Looks like a killer for sure.
     
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    B hell when you do a photo #shoot#.....
     
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    Soocom1 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    On the photos....
    I am not sure to ask..
    guns? there are guns?

    or...

    Girl? There was a girl?




    Seriously.
    The criticism I do have is that the shirt causes the guns to meld into the photo. The Galil for sure on that point. The AR and suppressors look ok, and would work if there was a lighter background.

    The sunglasses are back lit and you can see here eyes witch is a bit distracting. But the nickle plated 1911 looks good and without scratches.

    A bit of lighting on the right side (observer view) might have helped pump it up a bit.

    I like what I see overall and the weapons are clean without scuffing.
     
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    Okay folks - you know if this applies to you! This thread is for the discussion of the PHOTOGRAPHS posted in the OP. Please keep your personal views regarding firearms to yourself.
     
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    A reminder, from the TPF rules on posting:

    * While images containing firearms depicted for the sake of art are permitted, discussion of firearms and related politics is not. Like politics and religion, it is another “hot button” topic that can lead to inflammatory discussion. Such discussion posts will be removed by the moderating team.
     
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    I don't mind the darkness of 1, 2, and 4. I think it contributes to their "noire"quality. I know I'm outspoken on this but I've never liked images of people in sunglasses other than in fashion shots.
     
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    I know it';s a safety issue. But they would be more dramatic if she had her finger on the trigger. It would look like she's ready for business. She doesn;t have a natural stance in pictures 2 and 4. They look staged like she was handed the gun and told to look like she's firing them. Nice shots overall.
     
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    This! I was trying to figure out what was niggling me about this set.
     
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    Tells me she was taught correctly!
    IMO from a certain standpoint I am actually relieved she has her finger on the housing.
     
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