A&P C1 Rebel and car pics

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by fliptight, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. fliptight

    fliptight Guest

    welp i decided to try out shooting in RAW and using Capture One Rebel to see what i can do with my pics. luckily my friend decided to have his car waxed today. here's the before pic:

    http://www.utdallas.edu/~afs014100/sunny/bt-sunny.jpg

    at car spa:

    http://www.utdallas.edu/~afs014100/sunny/wax1.jpg


    and series of sunset pics:

    http://www.utdallas.edu/~afs014100/sunny/wax2.jpg

    http://www.utdallas.edu/~afs014100/sunny/wax3.jpg

    http://www.utdallas.edu/~afs014100/sunny/wax4.jpg


    and nothing to do with the prev car, but here's my friend's 350Z:

    http://www.utdallas.edu/~afs014100/sunny/bt-z.jpg


    so shooting in RAW is pretty badass and processing with C1 i think i might actually but it since its going for only $29 til nov15.

    also appreciate any comments or critiques, one of my friend actually doggin on my pics cuz im trying to be all artsy and underexposing the car a little in favor of getting a nice background. not to mention dark cars are hard to take pics of =(

    anyway leave me feedback, hope you enjoyed the past 5 minutes i managed to take away from your life.
     
  2. RacerX30

    RacerX30 New Member

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    Well I must say I kind of agree with your friend, since the car is the main subject I would've preferred to see it more clearly. But If thats the look you were going for I can't fault you for your camera work. :bigthumb: My favorite of the series is this....
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    On the 350Z pic , you should crop off right above the building top and also the reflection of the car in the door is more annoying than cool.
     
  3. fliptight

    fliptight Guest

    oh well here's a closer up view of one of the shots. i originally had dismissed it cuz it seemed so soft (camera shake?) on the huge original but resized and USM'ed it looks nice

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    but thanks for the response, yeah i shouldve set it up so the subject (the car) is more the center of focus
     
  4. Sigma

    Sigma Guest

    putting things in the center is overrated... be original
    amatuers that take snapshots always put things in the center...
    you can have a nice shot w/o the subject in the center.

    Your crop of wax3 (one posted just above here) is a great pic. The car is a little underexposed, but if you meter for the car, lock, and then compose like this next time, it'd work.
    Great use of the rule of thirds.
    The background would be much better w/o the cars and streetlight, but what can you do about that?

    I think that shot is great.

    The one of the 350 looks like an avg pic you'd see in autotrader or something.

    Wax4 is also a great shot... it would be better w/o the mercedes in the picture though.

    *edited to correctly id the cropper :p*
     
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  5. RacerX30

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    Just to clarify. I never said put the car in the center of the picture, the way u framed the shot was perfect. I was referring more to the exposure of the car itself.
     
  6. Sigma

    Sigma Guest

    I didn't interpret your post that way at all... you meant so that the car is the main focus, meaning so your eye is drawn to the car.
     
  7. fliptight

    fliptight Guest

    thanks for the replies guys i really appreciate it. i will make sure i pay attention to the histogram next time and not underexpose the shots so much. i do have bad news though =(

    just the day after we took those shots my friend got in a semi-minor wreck and totally messed up the front of his car. he claims it was because it had rained and was muddy that day but regardless he shouldn't have been doing 50 on that ramp!! (for those in dallas it was the US75 south to 635 east ramp) yeah i know stupid huh? it's a looping ramp that's in the middle of construction and is very bumpy.

    here's some shots he took for me. not exactly art btw, just showin me how badly he f*c*ed it up =D

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    he walked away unharmed but it is about $1000 worth of damage


    but anyway again thanks for the comments, and remember not to drive stupid =)
     

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