I've really enjoyed shooting the calendar at the Saunders Corps of Cadets Center at A&M these past few years, but this year we shot at a local restaurant that has a big collection on the walls. Dr. Sneed came up to assist along with Jackson and we knocked off 10 shots in a short day. Location was just three miles from my house. Happy to have new guns but also a bunch of new backgrounds to work with. Borrowed a Nikon D3 to shoot and mostly used one soft box and a white card for reflector.
Just out of the frame it's clamp and tape hell.
Slightly different take on side-hammers.
An inset on one of the black powder guns.
Dr. Sneeds dad's Airforce S&W.
Luger, Sneeds Nazi dagger and a little Mauser.
Nambu and one of my theater-made knives from WWII
Cut down Detective Special.
Old guns on a blanket I bought near Shiprock years ago.
Last shot of the day. Derringers on the end of an old trunk. One light and a card, plus I had to stand on an apple box to get up with a short telephoto.
Cranked along. I started with the hardest set-ups first and worked to the easy ones by the late afternoon. The guns are currently being ID-ed. Going to add a few I already had on hand. Hope to get one more years shoot out of this location.
Glad to get this project done as it is adding up to a very busy summer.