Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Milin, Aug 19, 2005.
help me out you guys!
taken with 300D, 17-40L
Bad angle on the first one, second one needs more lighting or longer exposure.
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.
I took this one too but didn't like it either.
what am I doing wrong?!
bounce flash off the ceiling
any of those would work
would that even out the lighting and reflections?
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
don't take the picture at an angle where we can see your reflection
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.
yeah they are on the dark side
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.
you might be metering the brighter parts of your subject too. That will usually make the entire photo darker.
I think the first one would be really nice if it were centered better.
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.
looks like it was shot with sigma lens!
you know it's true.
ever used a 24-70 ex? any of the sigma wides do it.\
their zooms are nice though.
First off pick a better background than a car dealership
BLANG BLANG MOTHAFUCKA!
and then a better car
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.
don't be an idiot.
I know it might be hard.
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.
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