I have a newfound admiration for product photographers. I wanted to share pictures of my 1963 Colt Python, newly refinished by Colt’s Manufacturing, with some friends. When I acquired the firearm last Spring, I took some “before” pictures, because the finish was worn and there were a few rust spots. I sent the revolver to Colt’s, and a little over two months later, they sent it back. Today, I tried to take the “after” pictures.
Suffice to say that I need a lot more practice photographing very dark, very shiny objects. So I’m considering these “after” pictures as a new set of “before” pictures. After the refinishing of the firearm, but before I learn how to do product photography. I’m looking forward to the practice this will inspire.
Photos were taken inside a Sunpak mini-studio. I used an SB-800 with umbrella above on the right, and an SB-600 above on the left.