A&P Some pics of my car, 1st time posting here.

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  1. stinkieboi

    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    seems like you guys are pretty harsh critiquers, so have at it. I was trying to stay away from making the pics look too photoshopped, but i dont know if i succeeded in every picture. i'd appreciate tips rather than telling me my pictures suck( unless they really do) thanks!


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  2. asshole

    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

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    god i miss texas :(
    Cool pics duude makes me really really want to move back like now :big grin:
     
  3. stinkieboi

    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    thanks but you arent critiquing :hs:

    why did you move away and where are you now?
     
  4. ///Mik3

    ///Mik3 New Member

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    on the first set that gate really bothers me. I think your best shot out of both sets is the vertical shot from behind the car. I think this is the strongest, but that it could definitely benefit from a little post processing work. Mind if i post to show you what i would do w/ it?
     
  5. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    2nd shot would look better without the gate.
    turn the wheels to the passenger side to give the car a more aggressive stance.
    I'd position the car on the right side of the frame and leave space in front of the direction the vehicle is facing.

    when doing small detail shots (eg S2000 emblem), a clean horizon reflection is preferred. your shot has reflections of various things (gate, trees, gravel, grass)

    remove whatever is hanging from the rearview mirror
     
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    Fotenks New Member

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    that gate is so annoying
     
  7. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    i really like the 5th picture. but, yeah, that gate sucks.
     
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    #1 looks like it has an ultra sper turbo dude wing on the car :mamoru:
     
  9. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i would really like #2 if the gate wasn't there.
    on #7, don't take close ups of dents or dings in the car :o
     
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    you're making the same mistake I used to make, you're making the pictures more about the background then the car :hs:
     
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    ex.
    the gate

    the pull forward sign

    the buses only letters


    it's distracting and pulls focus away from the car
     
  12. stinkieboi

    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    yeah, i forgot to take off my school parking pass :o

    go ahead and play w/ it. i would send you the raw image, but i deleted it :hs:


    erotic pie, i guess i was making it more about the backround, but i felt like i finally found a better backdrop then what i usually have, lol, instead of my driveway. on the shots w/ the pull forward, and buses only, my intention was to have those in focus, and the car blurred, or not as noticed.


    everybody else, thanks for the comments. i'm hoping that the gated area is opened on the weekend ( they usually do have it open for people that want to go canoing, so maybe i can hit up that area again. :bigthumb: one question, as far as my pp went, was it overdone?
     
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    Nice car!

    Terrible locations, I wouldn't photograph that car off road. Definitely ditch the gate, that does nothing for the car. Also, the shots in the parking lot show that your tires are dirty from the dirt road. Some of them are a little under exposed.

    Last pic is nice.
     
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    I just did this real quick, so excuse the rough masking. You should get the idea though.

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  15. IntheWorks

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    I have to say the gate just kills the shots....
    quick edit.. not the cleanest, but you can see just how much that gate hurts the pics.
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  16. stinkieboi

    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    oh wow, i wish the gate wasnt there! well i was just experimenting with locations, i thoguht i had found something good. hopefully i'll be out shooting this weekend or so, and i'll post up. i really appreciate all the comments, and hopefully the next set should be better.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Keep it simple and park it in front of a loading dock. Some people try too hard in finding the perfect location when something like a simple back drop does a good job in automotive shots.

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    right so they can look like 90% of all the pictures "photographers" post on car forums :ugh2:
     
  19. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Do you expect this guy to jump right in and blow everyone away with his images?

    Great advice - jump right into the hobby, find a unique location, use 5 strobes... hell, while he's at it, attach a rig.
     
  20. stinkieboi

    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    lol, i wish it was that easy. i had question, asianguywithcamera :coolugh:.. how does one get the clouds to pop out of a picture like this?

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    i cannot for the life of me get that to happen. thats one reason that my pictures had the highlights blown out so much was because i wanted the clouds to be shown. btw, i know the pictures look dull, i was goign for that type of effect.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Circular polarizer, neutral density filter or gradual ND filter will help increase the saturation in the sky, especially when you're at a 90 degree angle from the sun.

    You can use post processing with layers to achieve a similar effect since it's sometimes difficult to expose for both the foreground and the sky.
     
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    Really? Really, with the gate right now???
     
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    too much contrast and you lose definition on the vehicle, especially black.
     
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    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    werd, shooting black cars is hard.

    thanks zahir.
     

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