Tag Archives: guns and cameras

Camera and Gun. It’s Two! Two! Two Hobbies in One

Revolver Camera That Shot Bullets and Photos at the Same Time A .38 Colt with a built-in camera geared to the trigger. From 1938.

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Time to make the doughnuts. The .357 Magnum doughnuts of doom!

JayG catches a wicked fireball on camera. I just walked a friend through the process of buying a revolver. He wanted a .357 Magnum. He eventually decided a J frame revolver like the one above would be the perfect size. … Continue reading

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Need a camera strap? Use a rifle sling in a pinch.

My new camera came with Nikon’s freebie strap, which is way too short. I noticed the camera’s metal studs for attaching a strap looked just like the sling swivel studs on a rifle. I dug through my gun gear and … Continue reading

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Robb’s new gun has granite countertops

Robb shows off his latest gun: Now, for those of you who say “Robb, that looks more like a kitchen”, you’d be depressingly right. I wanted a Kriss… Instead I got a leak in the sink that destroyed the counter … Continue reading

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Color Accent Lighting Tutorial

Guy Sagi of Shooting Illustrated shows how he uses accent lighting with colored gels in his gun photography. Cool. I just got a gel holder and a set of color gels. I bought them for matching the flash color temperature … Continue reading

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Techniques for Holding a Camera at Slow Shutter Speeds

Vote for David has them, with illustrations. Most of them are based on techniques for holding rifles. Cool stuff.

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“Are Cameras the New Guns?”

From paperghost via Adrian, Gizmodo – Are Cameras the New Guns? In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it … Continue reading

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S&W’s New Web Site Still Needs Better Photo Editing

Via Uncle I see that Smith & Wesson has a new Web site. Downrange TV reviews the new site and notes a long-standing problem with the product photos: There isn’t much that I can complain about after this first brief … Continue reading

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More photographers use right eye than left when taking pictures

That’s from an online survey by Digital Photography School. The results were 57% right eye and 37% right eye, with another 7% looking through the viewfinder with both eyes (I assume they meant sometimes one and sometimes the other, but … Continue reading

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Photographing inside gun barrels

Vote for David has the how.

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Which 3 camera lenses?

If you’re to be stranded on a desert island, which three camera lenses would you want to have? Thom Hogan gives his answers and his readers’ answers. It’s interesting to see the range of choices and how they reflect different … Continue reading

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Guns and cameras, together again

Dr. Strangegun has an illustrated post on detail-stripping a 1911. The camera part is his light rig, which is amazingly practical. I think I have that same tripod (it’s a Sunpak, right?) and I have a basically similar clamp-on worklight … Continue reading

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Oleg’s tilt-shift photography

When I met Oleg Volk at the Manchester Appleseed shoot I noticed something funny about the lens on his Canon camera. It had a big squared-off area close to the camera body. I asked him if it was a PC … Continue reading

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I Like Cameras. I Like Guns.

But cameras that look like guns just seem like a bad idea. This one’s pretty nicely done, though: Looks to be about a 400mm. You’d definitely want the recoil pad when you fired that sucker. UPDATE: At first I thought … Continue reading

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