A&P 78 Nova V.Istillcantgetthelightingright

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  1. 1992 240SX

    1992 240SX New Member

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    Shot my friend's '78 Nova yesterday cause I was bored but I kept getting this highlight and I dunno how the hell I can position them better so it doesn't show. I figured OT would be some help:

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    From what it looks like if I moved the flash to the left a little it would hit the light/front end of the fender. I didn't think of that during the shoot but is that how you guys do it?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    are you settign up all teh lights and then shooting and trying to adjust from there?

    Try setting up each light one by one, adjusting power on one and shootign a couple frames to get that one lit correctly, then moving on teh next one. and so on.

    takes longer but also give syou a much better view of whats goign on.
     
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    ISO is to low and your shutter speed is way to fast = shadows.
     
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    Can you elaborate on the relationship between them. You mean the background is too dark (shutter speed)? And how would the ISO help? I feel like a n00b
     
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    It looks to me like your shutter speed was almost to fast to keep up with you flashes.

    Your ISO will help level out the crazy shadows you have going on. I would start with a slower shutter from the looks of the picture though.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    iso will help your flash power, and shutterspeed will help even out your ambient light. Sort of like using the flash as fill not key. it seems in teh photos if you didnt have teh flashes on, you would barely be able to see teh car at all. So slow the shutter speed down to get teh car back and then use the flashes to accent it.
     
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    Set your flashes to full or half power,

    Make them slightly lower

    Aim them into the wheel well, or a non reflective surface

    Use a circular polariser

    shutter around 1/60 - 1/125 at Rather small apertures (f8 - f16)

    Up the iso to suit, but not overboard.

    Thats about all there is to it, it's 99% light placement and Camera position, you need to find the sweet spot. Usually very low to the ground to avoid spillover.

    Hope that helps :hs:
     
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    Lerntogetthelightingright
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    That was the point of the thread. I'll reshoot.


    Thanks for the info guys.
     
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    Also when you reshoot, try to make it so the building doesn't intersect with the top of the car. It's distracting.
     
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    why not use a modifier? straight flashes seem like they would always produce a sharp highlight or reflection on a piece of sheet metal :dunno:
     
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    You would need a serious modifier to make those sepcular reflections go away
     

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