Recommended Cameras & Lens for Still-Life Photography

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Michael Fryd
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Re: Recommended Cameras & Lens for Still-Life Photography

TaylorTaylor wrote:

Hello all,

I new to Still-Life, and photography in general. My plans are to take still-life photos of firearms, so I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for the right cameras and lens. Thanks!

Basically, you are talking about product photography.

The camera isn't critical.  You will need a lens that allows you to get the right perspective on your firearms.

The biggest factor will be lighting.  Any time you are shooting reflective items, keep in mind that you are shooting both the item, and the reflected surroundings.

I would suggest that you start by getting the book "Light, Science, and Magic".  It will give you the insight you need to shoot products like firearms.

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