Last week was SHOT SHOW 2016 – the end-all-be-all in product displays for the gun industry.
For most of the week I was shooting pictures and writing articles for both RECOIL and Breach Bang Clear, so I put Firelance slightly off to the side. Rightly so, as it was an opportunity that I could not pass up to write for two amazing icons in the gun journalism world.
In the coming days, I will follow up with my overall learnings from SHOT SHOW 2016 in Las Vegas, but I wanted to make sure that I posted my favorite pictures from the week. There are pictures from Media Day at the Range, the show floor, as well as the Danger Zone party to benefit the Brian Terry Foundation, sponsored by Dark Angel Medical, Ballistic Radio, 88 Tactical, American Defense Manufacturing, and ATEi. They are in no particular order.
Most pictures were shot using a Canon 5DMarkIII with a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS L lens, or a Canon T3i with a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens–or some combination of the two. I had a Yonguo 568exII speedlite that decided to break on me as soon as I got to Vegas (one is none), and without a spare, I did the best I could. Not an excuse, just a comment and a very hard lesson learned.
Matt Stagliano is a photographer first, and firearms / outdoors enthusiast second. His work has appeared in countless magazines and online outlets such as RECOIL, SKILLSET, Guns & Ammo, Concealment, Breach Bang Clear, Ammoland, and others. He spends most of his time running Stonetree Creative, a full service portrait studio in Maine when he is not on assignment as Firelance Media. Learn more about Stonetree online or follow him on Instagram (@stonetreecreative). On Facebook here.