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April 1, 2024 - 12:38 pm
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Hello

We can still get a few more submissions into the 2025 Member Calendar.  Please have look at past calendars (veiwable on this website: https://winchestercollector.org/calendar/ ) if you’d like some photo ideas.

 

We can also use submissions for the Featured Winchester in the back of every magazine.  Likewise, please have a look at past issues if you need ideas.

 

There’s an article on pages 50-51 of the Winter 2021 issue about photos with some examples that you might find helpful as well.

 

All photos should be the highest quality/resolution possible with your camera.  Please email me [email protected] with any questions or submissions.

 

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Brad, I am no shutterbug but I would like to try submitting some pictures to you for the calendar and the magazine. How can I do this? also should I pick a background? Do you arrange them? This is out of my league but willing to try.  

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Hi oldcrankyyankee

You should read through this if you haven’t already:

https://winchestercollector.org/magazines/202101/52/

Sometimes I will remove the background and use something else, depending on the situation.  I suggest looking back through recent calendars to see examples.  Anyone who is logged in should be able to view them on this website.  Likewise, look through past magazines for Featured Winchester examples.

I would start with trying to take left and right profile photos of the gun.  You might have the best luck with detail on an entire gun if you angle it corner-to-corner, especially on the longer-barreled ones.  Here’s an example, but with a carbine:

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Don’t take any indoors with a flash.

Outdoors in shade, or early morning-early evening can be good.

Please email me any questions or submissions: [email protected]

 

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Brad, I’ve just read your corner-to-corner advice on setting up full profile shots of long guns — and it was one of those “Duuhhhh, how come I didn’t ever think of that?”  Moments. 

I’ve been photographing people, animals, bridal veils, wine bottles…. you name it….for 65 years. But you’ve just brightened my day. 

Thanks very much. 

Bill

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