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Product Photography Innovative Arms 2016 9mm Lineup

I had the opportunity to spend a few days in the studio during the fall of 2015 to produce some product photography of several new products being released by Innovative Arms (an Elgin, SC based designer and manufacturer of NFA firearms and silencers) at the 2016 SHOT Show®. Thankfully that wait is now over and we can share some of the images we created to help them launch and market their new products. Over the next few days as SHOT Show goes on we will share some of the product photos we created for the launch.

Today, lets take a look at their new 9SX 9mm silencer as well as their new Sig Sauer MPX Integral.

Innovative Arms 9mm Suppressors and Integral MPX
The Innovative Arms 9SX provides the 9mm performance you’ve been looking for in a compact size. Accommodating both rifle and pistol the 9SX is rated for full auto 9mm fire and is user serviceable for cleaning. The 9SX includes a booster piston, fixed barrel spacer and a tool for disassembly.

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Product Photography Innovative Arms Interceptor Silencers

We had the opportunity to spend a few days in the studio during the fall of 2015 to do some product photography of several new products being released by Innovative Arms (an Elgin, SC based designer and manufacturer of NFA firearms and silencers) at the 2016 Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show®). Thankfully that wait is now over and we can share some of the images we created to help them launch and market their new products. Over the next few days as SHOT Show goes on we will share some of the product photos we created for the launch.

The Innovative Arms INTERCEPTOR™ 5.56 gives excellent sound suppression, recoil reduction and precision accuracy in a compact package. Seen here mounted to a Custom 12” AR-15 SBR. All INTERCEPTORS are full auto rated on barrels down to 10″ and are available with or without our patented Exoskeleton Shroud and in colors: Black, OD Green, Flat Dark Earth or Brushed Stainless.

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Product Launch: Innovative Arms Slingshot Rimfire Suppressor

I had the opportunity to spend a few days in the studio during the fall of 2015 to photograph several new products being released by Innovative Arms a South Carolina based manufacturer of firearm silencers including their new Slingshot Rimfire Suppressor.

The Innovative Arms, LLC Slingshot Micro, Multi-Caliber suppressor pictured on a Smith & Wesson Corp. M&P® 22 host. Flashnick Visuals had the opportunity to photograph this product in studio on October 20, 2015 for the SHOT Show 2016 product launch.The Slingshot Micro consists of a patented 3-piece design, measures 3.9″ in length, weighs in at 5.7oz, and is rated for 35-38 Db of sound suppression (dry) when firing .22 LR (full auto), .17HMR, .17 Mach II, .22 Magnum, and 5.7×28.

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Inside Firearms Manufacturer PTR Industries for USA Today

A few weeks ago I spent the day at firearm manufacturer PTR Industries in Aynor, SC during an editorial photography and video assignment for our client USA Today.

Aynor, SC — GunsRelocated: When Connecticut and New York passed strict gun laws following the 2012 Newtown massacre, some gun-makers firmly rooted in the heart of the firearm industry made life and business-altering decisions. They left. In their pursuit of cheap land and deep tax breaks offered by friendly suitors from South Carolina, Texas and Nevada, they have been forced to contend with new challenges: finding skilled workers from the plentiful pool left behind in the so-called “New England Gun Valley’’ and new distribution channels to get their products to market.– Photo by Brett Flashnick, Freelance

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Travel to Reno Nevada for Hot August Nights 2015

One of the best things about traveling as a photographer is the ability to experience a variety of different events that you wouldn’t specifically seek out otherwise. At the start of a week of outdoor adventure and exploration around the Reno Tahoe area, I decided to head to Downtown Reno for the final Controlled Cruise for the week long classic car celebration Hot August Nights.

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A Day in Philadelphia PA

A few weeks ago I found myself in Philadelphia, PA for a magazine photo shoot. With about 8-hours of down time between scouting and the shoot, I set out with my camera, a desire to explore, some helpful advice from visitphilly.com, and an empty stomach. After a full afternoon/evening I come to know why people refer to this as the “City of Brotherly Love” (aside from the fact that Philadelphia is actually Greek for brotherly love which is derived from philos, “love” or “friendship”, and adelphos, “brother”.  Sadly 8-hours was barely enough to scratch the surface of what this great city has to offer. If you find yourself in Philly, here are a few things that I learned to help you along your way.

The Washington Monument Fountain, situated just inside the northwest edge of Eakins Oval, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art stairs, is shilouetted against a backdrop of scattered clouds.

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Rayovac Battery for MacBook Pro: A Cautionary Tale

Rayovac Laptop Battery for MacBook Pro, COM11061, purchased on November 16, 2011 has a catastropic cell explosion after only 6 months of use. (© 2012 Brett Flashnick/flashnick visuals, llc.)

Batteries for most of the devices that we as photographers use these days are far from common at local shops (especially here in Columbia, SC) and far from cheap at the specialty retailers who stock them.  Aside from a few devices that use standard AA (LR6) batteries, electronic camera accessories use special rechargeable or photo lithium batteries like the Canon Speedlite ST-E2 transmitter which takes a 2CR5 lithium, or the Sekonic L-358 Light Meter that takes a CR123A, or our backup Audio Technica wired lavalier mic that uses 357 button cells, not to mention the cameras themselves, on the notebook computers we use to process our images on location.  In situations where I’ve been in a pinch and needed something immediately the folks at the local Batteries Plus store on Harbison Boulevard have always come to my rescue.  They always seem to have what I need in stock at a fair price with good customer service. I can’t count the number of Rayovac Lithium 2CR5’s, CR123A’s, CR2450’s and 357 button cell batteries that I have bought from them over the years.

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