A couple of years ago I published a calendar of Girls with Guns featuring women who actually know how to shoot. I enlisted some help from the famous pro-Second Amendment blogger and photographer Oleg Volk
Here is the sample page that we put on the back of the calendar
I wasn't 100% satisfied with the results, but I had limited control as I was not the only photographer and I didn't have sufficient time to dedicate to the project.
To be honest I don't really care for the "cheesy" pictures of girls in bikinis with guns. I prefer pictures of girls who look like they belong with a gun. I also do not appreciate it when they use fake or air-soft guns.....
So I decided to post some pictures of how not to do it.
Beautiful girl, nice back drop, but why is she holding an AK-47 and standing on a boat in a bikini?
This one fails on every level
Fake guns, no backdrop??
I don't even know where to start with this one......
Again, nice looking girl, a gun that appears real, but what is the story, and where is she supposed to be? A dark wind tunnel?
Another major fail, toy guns...
Those are the bad, here are some good ones:
OK now here is what I am talking about, she is armed with both a pistol and a rifle, both period correct (1873 Winchester, 1873 Colt). She is in a corral, and appears to be watching for the herd or approaching bad guys?
picture courtesy of William Bates photography
This appears to be a civilian training with the military? See the personnel in the back ground. She even has the correct Beretta pistol.
This one is 1/2 way there, nice back drop, right gun, but the outfit needs to be a bit more realistic
I am not big on cosplay, but if you are going to do it, do it right like this girl, playing the part of the Tomb Raider
Here is a great Bond Girl type photo, she has what appears to be a real gun (1911) and she looks like she is hiding near an aircraft, perhaps to get the jump on Max Zorin? (A View to a Kill?)
If any of the pictures above belong to you and you would like them taken down or credited to you, please let me know