Photography – Shot Pouch

Shown here are photos of a contemporary Early Virginia shot pouch. Photographs of objects delivered/shipped (must include return shipping) to me cost $19 per finished image. A package of 5-6 images for a small object such as this pouch is $49. Full resolution digital images in .JPG or .TIFF format are delivered via download from the cloud. There is no physical product for convenience as well as tax issues. All images shown here are Copyright 2018 to Mark E. Elliott and may not be copied or reproduced in any manner without permission.

Photography – Products

Shown here are some non-muzzleloading product photos. Composed photos like the one of photography equipment would be a negotiated price based on the complexity of the required image. Single objects would be the standard $19 per image plus any surcharges for options like focus stacking. All images Copyright 2013 Mark E. Elliott and may not be copied or otherwise reproduced without permission.

Photography – Contemporary Longrifle

Shown here are a complete set of photos of a very nice contemporary flintlock longrifle based on an original rifle from Augusta/Rockbridge County Virginia. A package of 12+ images for a long gun such as this longrifle starts at $99. Full resolution digital images in .JPG or .TIFF format are delivered via download from the cloud. There is no physical product for convenience as well as tax issues. All images shown here are Copyright 2018 to Mark E. Elliott and may not be copied or reproduced in any manner without permission.

All images shown here are Copyright 2018 to Mark E. Elliott and may not be copied or reproduced in any manner without permission.

Photography – Flintlock Pistol

Shown here are photos of a very nice silver mounted antique flintlock pistol by Elisha Bull of east Tennessee. Photographs of objects delivered/shipped (must include return shipping) to me cost $19 per finished image. A package of 5-6 images for a small object such as this pistol is $49. The three-quarter image shown here was shot using focus stacking. Focus stacking is a technique that brings all parts of the object into sharp focus when the depth of the object in the image would be greater than the optical depth of field. That carries a additional charge of $12 per finished image. Backgrounds may be masked out and/or replaced in Photoshop (.PSD file provided) for $15 per image. Full resolution digital images in .JPG or .TIFF format are delivered via download from the cloud. There is no physical product for convenience as well as tax issues. All images shown here are Copyright 2013 to Mark E. Elliott and may not be copied or reproduced in any manner without permission.

All images shown here are Copyright 2013 to Mark E. Elliott and may not be copied or reproduced in any manner without permission.

Photography – Queen Anne Pistol

Shown here are photos of a very nice screw barrel Queen Anne pistol of contemporary manufacture by Steve Lodding. Photographs of objects delivered/shipped (must include return shipping) to me cost $19 per finished image. A package of 5-6 images for a small object is $49. Most of the images shown here were shot using focus stacking. Focus stacking is a technique that brings all parts of the object into sharp focus when the depth of the object in the image would be greater than the optical depth of field. That carries a additional charge of $12 per finished image. Backgrounds may be masked out and/or replaced in Photoshop (.PSD file provided) for $15 per image. Full resolution digital images in .JPG or .TIFF format are delivered via download from the cloud. There is no physical product for convenience as well as tax issues. All images shown here are Copyright 2012 to Mark E. Elliott and may not be copied or reproduced in any manner without permission.

All images shown here are Copyright 2012 to Mark E. Elliott and may not be copied or reproduced in any manner without permission.

Photography – Swords

Shown here are photos of a couple of antique swords. Photographs of objects delivered/shipped (must include return shipping) to me cost $19 per finished image or a package of 5-6 images of a small object for $49. The three-quarter shot(s) were done using focus stacking. Focus stacking is a technique that brings all parts of the object into sharp focus when the depth of the object in the image would be greater than the optical depth of field. That carries a additional charge of $12 per finished image. Backgrounds may be masked out and/or replaced in Photoshop (.PSD file provided) for $15 per image. Full resolution digital images in .JPG or .TIFF format are delivered via download from the cloud. There is no physical product for convenience as well as tax issues. All images shown here are Copyright 2013 to Mark E. Elliott and may not be copied or reproduced in any manner without permission.

All images shown here are Copyright 2013 to Mark E. Elliott and may not be copied or reproduced in any manner without permission.

Firearms Photography 101

studio strobes and soft boxes for firearms photograhpyAs I am only able to do a few photography shoots a years, at best, I thought that I would share what I have learned about firearms photography so that others can duplicate it. Here is a link to a .PDF document that will guide you through how to take professional quality photographs of firearms and accouterments: Firearms Photography 101

This document is a updated version of a presentation I gave at Dixons Gunmaker’s Fair a couple years ago. It goes over the basics of using your camera for firearms photography and how to stage and light your guns. Specifically, I talk about my lighting system using studio strobes and soft/strip boxes as well as how to use the paint with light technique. I have added some recommendations for point and shoot cameras and photos of my lighting setup. You can duplicate my studio lighting setup for a little over $1000 which isn’t that much at all in the realm of photography, or gun collecting.