Product Shots

Here are a few simple product shots I’ve been working on for an article on custom firearms. This is a highly customized “1911” pistol built from an inexpensive Kimber firearm for competitive shooting. Building this “race gun” was almost as much fun as setting up the lighting and props for these product shots.

For those of you unfamiliar with the 1911 semi-automatic pistol, this gun’s design dates back to the late 1890’s and early 1900’s. It was invented by one of the world’s most famous gunsmiths, John Moses Browning. The M1911 was introduced for the US military before World War I and has seen continuous use around the world for the past 100 years.

Kimber Competition 1911

Kimber Competition Gun - RightAngle

Kimber Competition Gun - Magwell

Kimber Competition Gun - Left Angle

Kimber Competition Gun - Rear

Kimber Competition Gun - Details

Kimber Competition 1911

Custom 1911 Build Product Shots – Sugar Land, Texas
Copyright © 2011 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on manual using an EF 24-105m f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. Lighting was provided by natural light through a 1-stop diffuser and with a single 580EX II with a soft-box for fill and highlight. Post capture processing was done n Adobe’s Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.
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5 thoughts on “Product Shots

      • I think it has to do with being able to see…. In addition, making a sight picture and calling your shot (have you learned how to do that yet?) is no different than creating good composition in your camera when you frame a shot. You just have to do it a lot quicker with the gun. 😉 A while ago I wrote up this post http://mysightpicture.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/sight-picture/. I even had an article published in the USPSA shooting publication about the correlation between shooting and photography and the very high percentage of folks who are great shooters and great photographers. Anyway, food for thought!!

    • Derrick,

      I built this from an inexpensive Kimber 1911 over the past six months and yes, I shoot IDPA. Had to find something to do while waiting for the rain!

      Jeff

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