Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Ty Webb, Nov 28, 2009.
some pics from today
Some misc shots.
Someone's car battery died
awesome photos man. If you wouldn't mind I'd love to shadow you on a shoot sometime. I know nothing about lighting and I'd love to learn a bit.
How much would a lighting set up like this run someone? Are they just speedlights? How about the umbrellas and tripods? Is that a pw, or something similar?
are those the ebay speedlights?
im looking to get started with lighting and want to pick up some of those cheap lights to use for portable on-location stuff.
#3 could be in a car magazine
if i had to be anal i'd say photoshop out the bright white spot from the flash
Cliffs on lighting setup?
Not to sound like a dick, and maybe it's just this all-nighter I'm pulling to finish some backed up work... but I disagree.
I personally find the background distracting as it has objects 'poking' out from the car's lines. The reflections are throwing me off too. Composition wise, I'd prefer the car be facing more towards the inside of the frame, or change the framing so there's more room on the right side. Small nitpick, but something like the EZ Pass is also distracting.
My favorite is the 2nd. I like the idea, and with a cleaner background and perhaps getting a little higher up to change the perspective and see some more hood it'd be great. The styling on the Cadillacs just lend themselves to black and white imo. If you're going for the symmetrical thing, just watch the framing when you're moving the car around.
Just my thoughts... I don't claim to be a great car photographer by any means, and love to practice and improve on it when I have the time.
Hope the feedback helps and I'm looking forward to the next set
don't justify your opinion bro.
hey hey, thats me and my POS!
Welcome to OTAP, and OT in general
thanks guys! Im glad to be here. all things that I frequent in forums all in one spot ( cars, photos, chicks, porn, and normal BS )
subject is gay as fuck but the pictures look good.
seems like the trend now-a-days is to have more "behind the scenes" shots than actual "scene" shots. Thanks for sharing, it's great you have lights and all, but if the pics don't reflect your setup then you just look like a gear whore.
The CTS burnout is dope, but the angle is awkward, and try not to avoid aiming the camera where the front wheel hides the rear wheel. Otherwise it may look like a tripod. All 4 wheels = stronger stance. Another rule of thumb is to have the windows up. I admit I don't follow these rules ALL the time for cars like racecars, but overall it turns out better. Looking at it again, a slower shutter to get the back wheel blurred, and a lower angle will enhance it as well.
Above all the location kills these shots the most. If I had a penny for everytime I saw a loading dock/parking garage/railroad car picture, i'd retire at the age of 27. It's just unoriginal. location location location. I think I saw a CTS behind CostCo the other day.. I didn't feel inspired to take a picture of it.
With darker cars be more aware of reflections in the paint. The 3rd pic has nice even lighting but there are too may distractions interupting the lines of the car. Welcome to the aggravating world of shooting reflective surfaces. The car is cool, but the picture isn't magazine quality.
For some examples you can look at my website, since that's probably where you got the idea for your business cards too.
Appreciate the comments. It was kind of a spur of the moment thing out of boredom to go out and snap some shots. I'll keep those suggestions in mind though the next time. I have access to some exotics and classics I want to shoot once spring rolls around again. So i'm sure i'll be back for more.