Have you ever seen something in the store or online and think, "That would be a lot of fun to make a photograph of?" Okay, maybe you don't, but sometimes I do. When I got this Sig Sauer P238, that's exactly what I did. I wanted to create an image that would be worthy of a web site home page.
The set: I wanted to have a grey/black background, and something with texture, so I found some shelf lining and grey slate tile from the local home improvement store. I also added in some rebar as a foreground element.
Special effects: A picture of a firearm is just simply not complete with out a little gun smoke, so with the help of some incense and some Photoshop work, the gun came to life.
Retouching: I wouldn't have thought this image would need much retouching, but even thought I cleaned it thoroughly, there were numerous little dust specks on the gun, and little imperfections in the tile that demanded attention. In short, I try to remove the distractions--that's the key.
The final product: I'm pretty pleased with the final images. I think they'd make great banner images for any The only bad thing is, now I want to do some more special effects images, with a bullet flying out the barrel, and shell casings being ejected. This could get addictive.