Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by mrtwo, Jul 22, 2009.
thanks for looking
like 2, but without pelf
pelf nazi outta nowhere
1 not bad, but your light falls off at the nose, leaving it in darkness.
2 yeah, the pelf.
3 the light's uneven... it's falling off in the middle, and towards the tail of the car. you'll need another strobe, or back your light up, and widen it if you can.
Bad job cloning out the license plate in the second one.
What was your set up for 2 and 3?
Better than the first time I shot cars with strobes. Try shooting during the day and mixing it with daylight, looks more interesting to me (the black background was cool for a while but you grow out of it)
i didn't notice that when i first looked, but now that it's been brought to my attention, i can't look away.
thanks! i didnt notice... lol, guess ill go around and straighten it.
thanks for the feedback
i really think i need another strobe, another vivitar at least.
just a bit sloppy
for 2, i just had both flashes aimed at each of the headlights at about 1/8 power. i was working with 430ex and vivitar 285hv by the way. and for 3, i just had the vivitar shoot the bumper, and i had the 430 aimed at the s2000 emblem on the side. i believe both at 1/8 power as well... they were relatively close aimed down.
yeah, im starting to grow out of it... its only been a few days with my strobes. been trying to scout the areas for "interesting" backgrounds. just working with industrial stuff now...
heres one i did today, trying to get compositions down. i really need to work on the license plate...
saw them on your flickr acct this morning. 2nd one is my favorite.
Since you seem to be having issues with cloning out the licence plate, try removing it outright before the shoot, cleaning up the area underneith, and just cloning the mounting holes. Much smaller area to worry about, and you won't have odd shadows or highlights in the finished product.
This last photo you posted is pretty nice, but the car is as dirty as Courtney Love's snatch, and your PP really brings out the dirt.
yeah, i guess i'll just remove the license plate for future shoots. yeah its pretty dusty. i used this tonal contrast preset... probably shouldve left it out. thanks for the input though, appreciate it
Don't get me wrong, i like the PP, it just really brings out the dirt that's on the car. the way to fix it is make sure you're working with a clean car, not ditch the PP.
i just noticed... in 2, one of the headlight is a bit soft..
MR2 shot is nice; too bad the car isn't the best looking around with the chips and faded bumper.
If you haven't done so, save up for a CPL. It'll make a big difference in reducing the glare on the windshield and also add saturation to the paint (and reduce reflections).
thanks. yeah, im getting to that... need a repaint. also copping a cpl asap, cause ive been shooting a lotta cars lately.
This will work well on any shiny object that you're trying to avoid reflections on, not just cars.