Shooting Militaria Part Three

Post three about an epic weekend shoot of a car boot full of military objects. The opportunity to shoot so many graphic subjects took two days and was a real test as they all had to be back within 48 hours.

First, a communist era Red Star cap badge between two converging shadows.

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Next a Royal Air Force cap badge – strange how the stitching in the wings looks more ‘feather like’ in close up.

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Finally a real challenge – how do you take a photo of a (deactivated!) WW2 hand grenade? This was my best effort but I wasn’t really happy with the result. A layer might have helped.

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All shots taken for the book market, hope you like them.

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2 thoughts on “Shooting Militaria Part Three

    • The background is always a tricky one. I chicken out and just leave it white to let a designer easily comp in the background they’re after. You’re right though – a more natural background would work well on the grenade shot. Thanks for the comment!

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