Whats wrong with this picture?

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    Whats wrong with this picture?

    So, I got a new camera and got around to taking a picture of my CCW. But there is something amiss. Any ideas?



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    No expert, but try this.

    Increase the number of your ISO

    Increase the shutter speed to at least 80 if you're going to hand hold the camera. If you have a tripod you can use all the automatic settings. If possible use the delay with the tripod (less chance for shutter shake)

    The exif indicates reduced flash and a manual white balance. You may want to start with everything set to automatic and start dialing it in from there. Wait till you get a crisp photo then start dialing in the white balance and reducing the flash.

    Hope this helps, I'm not familiar with your camera, but it's a place to start.
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    You are missing a knife in your CCW combo?
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    The only thing I can see is the S&W symbol is different than the normal. Maybe you have a collector there?

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    Wheels are round

    Is there a cylinder in that firearm? It looks very flat.
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    Question ???

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    If you are asking about taking a great photograph and setting it up. FIRST, take the gun out of the holster. No one cares about what the holster looks like unless it was hand crafted by God. If you still want the holster in the picture, prop the gun up on the holster. Next, take your speed loader and place it closer to the gun.

    Try turning the light of your flashlight on play with what kind of lighting effects it can add to your photo. Then, put in your knife and cell phone.

    You're set!

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    Not to be overly critical but the holster looks home made - very neat and functional, and personalized but - the stitching is hand done, with a bit of ''wander''.
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    Gee guys, I wasn't talking about whats wrong with my picture taking abilities although I realize that its not the best pic. I need to play some more. I'm still getting used to my new camera.

    Something actually 'IN' the picture is wrong. And someone already mentioned it. The S&W symbol is different.

    I wasn't expecting to get how I took the picture to be torn to bits. I feel a bit depressed now.......:(

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Not to be overly critical but the holster looks home made - very neat and functional, and personalized but - the stitching is hand done, with a bit of ''wander''.

    I had the holster made by a guy on the ksccw forums. Its very functional and I like it very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holdcard View Post
    No expert, but try this.

    Increase the number of your ISO

    Increase the shutter speed to at least 80 if you're going to hand hold the camera. If you have a tripod you can use all the automatic settings. If possible use the delay with the tripod (less chance for shutter shake)

    The exif indicates reduced flash and a manual white balance. You may want to start with everything set to automatic and start dialing it in from there. Wait till you get a crisp photo then start dialing in the white balance and reducing the flash.

    Hope this helps, I'm not familiar with your camera, but it's a place to start.

    Interesting. The camera was on a tripod, The larger version (I have it at home is quite clear). I didn't use the flash at all (it was folded down and not on. White balance was set to....tungsten I believe. ISO was at 80 simply because it was on a tripod.

    I went on to play with the picture in a photo manipulation program I have and I came up with this. It looks a bit greenish to me but, I don't know.



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    Hey clipse, enough about your camera technique. I hope you become the freakin' Ansel Adams of Homemade Holsters. Tell me more about the S&W logo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by clipse View Post
    I wasn't expecting to get how I took the picture to be torn to bits. I feel a bit depressed now.......:(

    :D ;)
    You shouldn't be, clipse, I've always been pretty impressed with your photos. This one, however, looks quite a bit less sharp than your past ones and sort of "muddy" and flat. I don't see the green in the manipulated version, but do see a tad too much yellow. That may be from the holster, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Hey clipse, enough about your camera technique. I hope you become the freakin' Ansel Adams of Homemade Holsters. Tell me more about the S&W logo!
    If I may, the logo for handguns looks like the one in the following site.

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/r.boswell/Code/swlogo.html

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