A&P friend's FC vstillgettingworkdonetoit

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  1. alexromo

    alexromo New Member

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    tried correcting for a huge ass incandescent light that was above the car using CTOs and setting WB for incandescent aswell, the indoor light was fluorescent so i tried to kill some of the green haze in lightroom.

    this is one of my first attempts with shooting a car with my new lights

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  2. NYM3

    NYM3 Is this teal life or is it....fanta-sea?

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    hood isnt closed
     
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    Next time bend the laws of physics so the color temperatures will work out in your favor.

    Not really much you can do with mixed lighting sources like that. Try to work with it instead of correcting it.

    To most people, a garage being lit by incandescent / fluorescent light looking orange / green will look normal.
     
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    At least move the chair out of the way.
     
  5. Stock

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    Cool snapshots.
     
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    I want that car.
     
  7. alexromo

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    the strut bar doesnt let it close, needs to be removed. car is not finished
    we were chilling and i decided to bust out the camera gear, i just wanted to mess with the lights a bit before the car gets out of the body shop


    in what way are they snapshot looking? im looking for c+c. Thanks
     
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    So you basically just want people to critique the lighting? Nothing else about the pictures are special at all. There's a fucking computer chair next to the car, people all around it and the location makes it look like it's waiting for an oil change. :hsugh:

    Not even being a dick, but there's nothing to critique. These look like point and shoot pictures aside from obvious off-shoe flashes (especially the visible one in #4)...
     
  9. pawis

    pawis werd em up

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    k, they look like snapshots because they are. like you even said you busted out the camera gear on a whim to mess with the lights.

    tbh, the pics looks like they could have been snapped with a p&s. if you dont want to make it look like snapshots you need to think about the detailsl(ex. moving the chair, but you bg in general is blah, esp with people in the bg)

    you say you were playing with lighting? well the first thing is they look kinda flat(well, except for 1 but it blows out at the far ends of the car). it looks like you were using bare flash, but look at 3 and 8 where on the door the harsh reflection of the bare flash just looks gross.

    any reason you posted both 4 and 5? cuz they look god damn near the same outside of one showing the flash.

    ive never shot cars, but when i think of car ads and magazine editorials on cars, the lighting on those pics usually create smooth tones and give you a sense of the shape of the car where with your pics i dont get that at all, lots of the flat white and gray with no sense of the shape of the car.

    i know you were trying to play with the cto and wb and all that cool stuff but like cornuponcob said try to work with the lighting you were provided next time.
     
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    no you arent being a dick, i know the location sucks i just thought there was more to it :o
     
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    those pictures are amazing. how much for the whole set? :bowdown:
     
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    tree fiddy
     
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    how about you give me tree fiddy and you burn the copies? :dunno:
     
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    Something as simple as closing the bay doors and getting rid of all the distractions (chair, people, etc) would have helped A LOT.

    Rule #1 to taking pictures you want critiqued: Make it look like you took the time to prepare even in the most impromptu of situations. Shooting on a whim is no excuse for lackadaisical shots.
     
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    omgdeal
     
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    bump for clint
     
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    take the car out to a proper location for a shoot instead of a hi-i'm-a-guy-with-a-camera-don't-mind-me shoot
     
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    looking into a location near your place dude

    i'll hit u up so u can show me the ropes


    im such a small dog at this :(
     
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    Look for my last two automotive shoots... They're not really anything worth mentioning but I learn something every time I post shit in OTAP.

    :wavey:
     
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    oh, wrong Clint. :wtc:

    But yeah, nice snapshots. I've taken better car pics with a P&S, but then again, I wasn't shooting a crappy FC in a garage.
     
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    alexromo New Member

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    dont like give me details or anything
     
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    I'm not going to comment on the photo quality because I suck at shooting cars myself.

    But I will say... god DAMN that is an ugly fucking car.
     
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    ok, i still value your opinion, but please tell me as to why you think its ugly?
     
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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (Opera/9.60 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/4.2.13918/960; U; en) Presto/2.2.0)

    Just my opinion man.
     

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