A&P What could I have done better in these shots (v. pics of 06 WRX @ dealership)

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  1. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    help me out you guys!

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    taken with 300D, 17-40L
     
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    Bad angle on the first one, second one needs more lighting or longer exposure.
     
  3. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    I should probably use my 550EX then eh?

    any suggestions as how not to have the flash itself be reflected in the paint?

    I always seem to get a big bright white spot.

    maybe a diffuser/omnibounce for the flash?

    should I bounce the flash or j ust point it straight at the car.

    I'm a total n00b with the flash.
     
  4. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    I took this one too but didn't like it either.

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    what am I doing wrong?!
     
  5. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    smaller apature
    longer exposure
    bounce flash off the ceiling

    any of those would work
     
  6. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    would that even out the lighting and reflections?
     
  7. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    if you bounce the flash off the ceiling it will lighten the area w/o seeing a reflection on th car.

    if you were to use a smaller apatature/longer exposure it would have allowed more light into the sensor and it wouldnt appear so dark
     
  8. kalm823

    kalm823 He who lives on hopes dies of starvation

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    don't take the picture at an angle where we can see your reflection
     
  9. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    everyone says my pictures are dark, however on my monitor they look just fine. I actually made the image darker in iphoto. Maybe I just have the brightness turnd up too much on my PB.
     
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    yeah they are on the dark side
     
  11. eof

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    Not enough DOF for my tastes either...apature would fix that as well.

    Oh ...and for the love of god get some fucking lens flare in there.
     
  12. tenplanescrashing

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    you might be metering the brighter parts of your subject too. That will usually make the entire photo darker.
     
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    I think the first one would be really nice if it were centered better.
     
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    Second one is a great candidate for exposure bracketing with the dark foreground and bright background. I assume the 300D has it, basically takes two shots in rapid succession with high and low exposures (highlights and shadows). You then merge the two in PS during post processing.
     
  16. Milin

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    looks like it was shot with sigma lens! :rofl:
     
  17. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    you know it's true.

    ever used a 24-70 ex? any of the sigma wides do it.\
    their zooms are nice though.

    FLAAAAAAAAAAAAARE!
     
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    First off pick a better background than a car dealership :greddy:
     
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    BLANG BLANG MOTHAFUCKA! :rofl:
     
  20. BLKDVLGSX

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    and then a better car
     
  21. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    yes, let me take a brand new car which there are only maybe 3 in texas (at that time) and go shoot it for you.

    I am so sorry I don't have 26k to give them so I can shoot the car wherever I want to.

    :fawk:

    don't be an idiot.
    I know it might be hard.
     
  22. Jcolman

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    It is possible to shoot good car pics at a dealership but your angles are all wrong. Try a 3/4 front view with a longer lens to help isolate the car from the background. If you can't get the camera back far enough, shoot with a "normal" lens and blur the background in PS. Use enough aperature to insure that the whole car is in focus. This means you may have to shoot at f/22 with a slow shutter speed.

    For interior work, get a 3'x3' piece of white foamcore or poster board. Set it up behind and to one side of your camera. Bounce a flash off the foamcore. This will give you a large soft light that will help to light up the interior. Two flash units bounced off of two opposing white cards will work even better.

    Cars usually photograph well under overcast skys rather than bright sun. The best time of day to shoot exteriors of cars on a sunny day is right around sunset. The paint will reflect the deep blue of the sky but you won't have any hotspots or harsh shadows due to the sun.
     
  23. Milin

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    awesome tips :bowdown:

    *right click, save as*
     

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