The Smoking Gun

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Almost five years ago to this date, an old Flickr contact of mine, Rich Legg, created a photographic image of a smoking gun. I was impressed, and I commented on his image at the time.

I recently decided to have a go at this type of shot myself, and did so today.

This is the result.

Lighting information for the firearm:

1. Canon Speedlite 580EX II at 24mm zoom and 1/2 power, placed high at 45 degrees camera left, fired through a 42" translucent umbrella, and triggered with a PocketWizard PLUS II.

2. White backdrop placed under the firearm to bounce light under the muzzle and barrel area.

3. Silver reflector hand-held at 45 degrees camera right to bounce light back into the muzzle and barrel area.

Lighting information for the smoke:

1. Canon Speedlite 580EX II at 80mm zoom and 1/4th power, placed at 90 degrees camera right, fired bare and triggered with a PocketWizard PLUS II.

You can read about how I created this image at my blog.

Important notes:

1. I am licensed to possess and use this firearm.

2. This firearm is not loaded.

Published on Monday, 23rd January, 2012.

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