POTD — HK VP9 Glamour Shot

I had a chance to cross paths with a professional photographer the other day. He had the typical giant camera with an even bigger lens on it. While I am not a big camera guy, I have been paying more attention to such things since we run social media accounts.

In chatting with him, he mentioned that his particular setup was really good for portrait photographs that keep the object in focus while “blowing out” the background. I always thought that was a neat trick and mentioned my iPhone does the same thing via software.

The original unedited image. Bruise and all. I think it’s a neat photo.

Being a photographer holding a $3000 camera he, politely, took umbrage at that and wanted to show me what a “real” camera could do.

I was about 25 feet from him. I unholstered my weapon and held it out for him to demonstrate.

Image cropped in featuring the pistol.

This photo is the result. Don’t hold the bruise on my arm against me. I took a hit last week and it’s taking forever to go away. I never bruised like that when I was 20. Never.

 

 

Marky
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Marky Mark

Marky Mark

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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • What was the name of the business in all the malls? Where women would go to put on feather boas and be airbrushed? Was that Glamor Shots?

    😉

    Marky

    • Brennen Munro

      That place used to be referred too as the “capture the beer goggle experience” photo shop! I also had a friend who ran a model finding service, it was a legit business with him and his wife recruiting for regional as well as NY agencies. His wife said it was heart breaking on occasion when a girl who was quite pretty, but not just model material, would come into their agency with loads of pictures from one of those places just convinced that NY was where they were supposed to be… I guess the same can be said about some of the “safe queens” that I have seen over the years!

      Your VP9 looks like some of those girls glamour pictures! Nice composition… just not a real beauty! (But I am sure she/it is real nice on the inside!)

      Munro

      • Jesus! Almost like reading soft-porn letter in Dear Playboy!

        😎

        Marky

        • Brennen Munro

          What was the John Candy line from the movie “Mermaid”… “I’ve been published!” when he got some porn magazine to publish one of his letters! Ha.

          Munro

  • Brennen Munro

    I took some photography classes during University, those camera people are as touchy about their gear as those folks who build real pretty rifles that will only see the inside of a safe… But it has all the latest doo dads on it, and they will tell you that too. Just ask…

    Munro

    • There is almost indentical demographic cross-cover in Guns, cars, watches and cameras.

      Seriously.

      Brothers from another mother type stuff. I’ve seen the data. Even the subgroups of how they break themselves out and self-ID matches.

      Marky