In the photo business, we always used to say that the camera doesn't lie.
It lied then and it lies now.
People (all of us) are somewhat vain, and we tend to see what we
to see. :ymhug:
Here's my 'read' on things:
1) The average person on the street cannot photograph a handgun to
reflect its real-life
2) Indoors or out, you're dealing with sky reflection and refraction of
colors, or Kelvin numbers inside.
3) A knowledgeable buyer/shopper knows what the gun is
look like...if you're not sure, you'd be better
off doing 'in person' deals, looking at the gun in your hands.
4) So many potential buyers and bidders won't ask the questions that
would save a lot of disappointment later...Remember, it's not
, it's business.
I've been doing this for a long time, and I'm not too proud to share with the membership two things:
The absolute WORST
p.o.s. gun I ever bought was from a big-name, reputable dealer. It was a face-to-face transaction.
Many of the best
guns I've bought have been from internet photos, many of which (the photos) were pretty dismal.
Hint: Poor-quality photos generally bring poor-quality prices.
Buy books, study, study, study until you know
when there's something wrong in a photo.