The whole (FN) Family... (better picture)

Discuss the FN lineup of tactical rifles; the FS2000, SCAR, and the venerable FAL.
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The whole (FN) Family... (better picture)

Post by Hebs » 22 Mar 2012, 15:34

Here's a pic of all of my FN weapons... I must say... they sure are purrrty....

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 23 Mar 2012, 04:00

Those are lovely family portraits!!! Good genes run in that clan...
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Post by Drago » 28 Mar 2012, 20:52

I am jealous, that's a great collection.

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Post by Deathmaster » 02 Apr 2012, 07:15

Pretty damn nice. I lack the SCAR but am learning towards an HK556 in lieu of the SCAR as my be-all-end-all assault rifle. I have PS90 and Five-Seven in matching OD Green and the Tactical 45 in black with an RMR.

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Post by Ubetit » 02 Apr 2012, 17:42

Very nice family photo

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Post by SeaHawkDriver-B » 02 Apr 2012, 18:15

I suck at photography... every time I try and take a picture of guns indoors they come out horrible, either the flash makes them look like ass, or anything without a flash is too dark and fuzzy to make out. Whats the secret?

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Post by fd57 » 02 Apr 2012, 18:21

Try:
- Fill flash
- Flash at an angle (straight on snapping with a flash more often than not reflects)
- Set the camera down (tripod, books, etc.), set the timer, focus, no flash, and snap (shake/jitter causes blur, the timer allows you to press the shutter and step away!)
- Too dark even with timer and support? Increase ISO or decrease F-stop.

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Post by Drago » 10 Apr 2012, 18:50

Need a lens with a low f-stop, but increasing the ISO will keep the shutter open longer so you need a tripod. Some cameras don't shoot well with a high iso though. I don't think your pictures suck. I would trade you one of my children for that p90, well one I call "can't get right". :laugh:

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Post by srt-4_jon » 10 Apr 2012, 19:08

increasing the ISO does not keep the shutter open longer. it increases sensitivity so you dont have to keep the shutter open as long.

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Post by fooschnickens » 11 Apr 2012, 19:22

Looks like your flash is washing the pictures out. And direct flash will do that. You need something to diffuse/redicrect the light. Get yourself a notecard and make a ghetto-fab flash bounce to direct some of that light up. There are a bunch of DIYs on how to make a flash bounce, and is a handy method to use in a pinch. You could also forgo that and just get a speedlight that you can aim any which-way.

For reference (both photos taken with no ambient lighting):

Direct flash:

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Bounce flash:

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The difference is pretty easy to see. With a direct flash, you get very sharp shadows and blow-outs which can ruin your composition, even with a lot of post work. With a bounce flash (or even a good diffuser) you redirect the light all over the place (hence the name) so that you get a more "natural" looking light that completely envelopes your subject and softens shadows as well. You're on the right track with your backdrops, now you just need to get your lighting up to speed. Oh, and use an imagehost that doesn't strip your exif data :laugh:

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Post by shannydez » 14 Apr 2012, 21:30

wow Hebs it's looks like really good.

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Post by rsxr22 » 31 Oct 2012, 10:53

You have a great collection there sir!

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Post by wharfrat1940 » 12 Nov 2012, 14:26

Hebs wrote:Here's a pic of all of my FN weapons... I must say... they sure are purrrty....

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That is a VERY NICE collection and the photographs are excellent too!

RAT in Houston, Texas

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Post by lovelyme » 11 Jan 2013, 01:55

Wow.. appreciate your collection sir ^_^
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Post by Faust » 16 Jan 2013, 06:48

Awesome. Gun porn is sometimes better then regular porn. Lol

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Post by blueorison » 16 Jan 2013, 07:05

Thanks for sharing HEBS!

They are beautiful!
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