A&P (56K) Some of my automobile pics

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  1. ritz

    ritz New Member

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    Hello everyone. My name is Joe and I will fully admit that I'm pretty much a lurker. Well I decided to take the plunge and post a few of my automobile shots. I admire a lot of people's work here and I'm just a amatuer with a hobby.

    Camera's a 20D and right now I only use my kit lens, 70-200 f/4L, and 50MM f/1.8II. Like I said I'm just an amateur, so go easy on me. :) Oh yeah sorry ahead of time if my bandwidth blows up. I'll try to keep a close eye on it.

    Enjoy.

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  2. Jonny Chimpo

    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    not bad. It would be better shooting later in the day and lowering your angle a bit (i.e. corvette=good, civic=meh). Did you add the shallow DOF in #2 in post? Something looks odd with that shot.
     
  3. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I love the M Coupe picture, And what the living fuck, why the fuck did that guy In the Yellow corvette put NSX headlights on his car :ugh:
     
  4. ritz

    ritz New Member

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    I usually shoot in the evening/night. These are literally a fraction of the auto shots I have on my computer. The shallow DOF NSX pic was shot @ 50MM @ f/2.5.

    The dude w/ the Vette bought the car w/ those lights in it. They look better in person IMO.
     
  5. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I thought it was an 04 nsx, then I was like, wait, WTF
     
  6. ritz

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    Haha. Yeah it's one of those things that from certain angles looks dumb, but from others looks really nice.
     
  7. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Good stuff despite shooting some of the shots at less-than-ideal time of day. Judging from the shadows on a few of the shots, you were shooting around 1-2 pm in the afternoon.
     
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    Yes sir. The shots of the NSX's and RHD ITR were shot in shitty lighting. Both were very impromptu pretty much like everything I do, but none of them could wait until the evening hours.

    And I just noticed the car in your avatar was posted on a local forum. Apparently one of the members there knows the owner of the car (not sure if it's you or not), but myself and a couple other local photogs really admired the set.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Regardless of the lighting, the pics came out pretty good (not sure how much post processing you had to do, though) considering the conditions.

    The Viper isn't mine. The owner lives about 10 minutes from me; he's an active member on the Viper forum(s) so his car pics get around.

    Any pics that aren't full frame with the car? One suggestion is always make is work different angles and sections of the vehicle, sections that make the car special or unique. Personally, I go for the wheel shots first then work the headlights then the spoilers. On the NSX, you probably could've got some nice shots using the rear air ducts and the rear spoiler.
     
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    mandarin orange OT Supporter

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    What's up Joe.. it's me Mark (chinabuddie). anyways great shots as I've said before
     
  11. ritz

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    Honestly I get a lot of shots of the wheels, headlights, and what not when I shoot vehicles, but only posted up these. I had so many to sift through and these were the only ones that really popped into my mind. As far as PP I don't do much. Mess with the levels (sometimes), maybe play w/ the saturation/contrast.

    And what's up Mark I didn't know you were on here. Thanks for the compliments man and thanks for the constructive criticism Derrict.
     
  12. ritz

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    Here's a couple more that aren't focused on the whole car.

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    Yeah I suck for not making him pull forward a little bit so the centercap would be straight. :(
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    I like them. I especially like the moving shots!
     
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    f/2.8L New Member

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    Nice work!

    It's been said already, but shooting later in the day would really make those pics look even better!
     
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    damnit, that Vette/NSX really threw me offf. Either because its wierd looking or because im still drunk
     
  16. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I like the 2nd set better.
     
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    really like the m-coup shot. could you give me some insight into the settings you used for that? looks like you were working with relatively low light.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    You guys need to get an exif viewer to right click and get the info =)

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  19. Blair

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  20. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Fantastic shots!
     
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    WhiteSSP OT Supporter

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    Yeah I was driving while this homo stood/sat in the back of a truck bed at 30-50mph getting those rolling shots haha. Dedicated I tells ye.
     
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    i like them a lot
     
  23. ritz

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    I only sat in the back of the beaner truck once and that was for Matt's M coupe shot. :)

    But then again I did hang out the back of the Durang on Jay's shot haha.
     
  24. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Nice work as always Joe.

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    ritz, how did you do the lighting on the black nsx? did you do a color dodge on the side of the car?
     

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