A&P Amateur strobes round 2 *Ricer content again*

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  1. Stock

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    Well, here's my second attempt. First set is here: http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=4262728 This time around I left the umbrellas at home and the car was properly cleaned so you guys could focus more on my lack of skill. ;)

    Same thing here guys, I like them, but I know they could be a lot better so please critique the shit out of them. They feel a little boring to me, I just wasn't able to be super creative with locations and angles. :sad2:



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    i think 1 is the best out of the set imo. 3 would be better if you cloned out the flares.
     
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    I'm not super-proficient with photoshop, I was having trouble with 3 and 9 because the flares are right on the fender's edge... Any tips? :hs:

    2 was with me kneeling, I believe, any higher and I would have just been standing? I do think I'm going to invest in a little step ladder to tote around since I found myself on top of my car for a couple of these...

    Never thought to try 8 horizontal, figured it would be too boring. :o
     
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    yeah a little step ladder would be handy.
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    what lighting setup?
     
  7. Stock

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    2 Vivtar 285hv's fired with Cybersyncs
    10.8' stand
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    Soltaker 03-18-2015 #NEVERFORGET

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    much better :)

    7 is cool....would have been better without the shop all lit up in the lower left corner. kinda distracting..
     
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    Thanks! I'm glad I'm finally posting pics in OTAP for better or worse. :x:

    Yeah, that little billbaord thing was easy to clone out of 8 but I don't think I have the skill to pull it out of 7.. :o
     
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    I like them. The green neon's from the building really add to the shots.
     
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    less ricer angle, the better.
     
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    :rofl: at Coleman pharma :mamoru2: well played...

    I see improvement over the last set, but pick a better time of day and a better background, especially if you're going to do the ricer angles. handrails and the lines of the car do not match and when you put the extreme angle, fucking forget it :down:
     
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    Some good compositions, but the lighting is either too light, or too harsh. I would try diffusing, or bouncing.
     
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    try to color match, and just work in small portions... :hs:
     
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    I was hoping for some good contrast, but I don't think I played it right. :hs:

    I've always considered myself one of those guys that doesn't go overboard with the angels but so help me God, the more Honda's I shoot the more I fall victim. :mad:

    I don't get the Coleman Pharmacy thing, it was honestly just a stop because of the green neon. :hsugh:

    Most of my shooting is done out in the open and I was told in the last thread not to use umbrellas on cars, which I think helped this set a lot, so basically look for walls and shit to bounce off of or what?

    Elaborate?
     
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    Umbrellas can work just fine. I also bounce my light upward off of a "Better bounce card" for a less harsh lighting effect.
     
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    Camaro is next!!
     
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    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

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    Shit, did a double take on #8, thought it was JColeman :o
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    I also have two 285HVs one is perfect and one is annoyingly loud. Does that have to do with age or can i fix that stupid noise somehow :mad:
     
  20. Stock

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    Fuck yeah, flat paint = little to no PP for flash glare.

    Ahhhh, now I get it. :mamoru:

    I bought both of mine at the same time, both seem like they work fine. I did crack the shoe of one of them on the shoot linked in the first post. :o
     
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    some of your shots are slightly pelf'd
     
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    To me ricer angles can work, but only to make what's crooked look straight in the frame. 8 kind of works like this. 2 doesn't work because everything is lined up straight to begin with, and tilting the camera just makes everything crooked.
     
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    i just don't understand people's infatuation with placing watermarks on a photo that they aren't 100% satisfied with.

    some good shots in there, but a lot of them look like random light placement. have you tried the "long shutter+ walk around with flash" technique? its a good way to learn quickly.
     
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    it might be automatic in their PP program :dunno:
     
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    1 & 2 could benefit from a CPL
     

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