Thursday, June 12, 2008

Something I've Always Wondered

Why do so many people do the whole marker / other item through the trigger guard when taking pictures of their guns? It ruins an otherwise good picture and in my opinion isn't really necessary. If you've confirmed it's unloaded and it's just sitting there being photographed and not handled why the need to put something through the trigger guard?

2 comments:

Squeaky Wheel said...

From what I understand, it's both for scale and for propping the gun up a bit so that they don't have to take an awkward "straight down at the table" photo. Sometimes there are round blocks put in the guard to make the gun stand on its side.

Mike W. said...

I get giving the photo depth, but there are other ways to do that.

For example, in this picture I used a piece of empty 9mm brass to raise the gun up a bit.

http://pictureposter.allbrand.nu/
pictures/rolla97/gun%20pics/
2nd%20P6%20refinished%20002.jpg.html