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Old 01-09-2007, 01:45 AM   #1
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Default Meguiar's 3-step process = pictures!

Well me and a friend decided to 3-step prcoess our cars since the cars really needed some TLC. I took off the roof rack and decided to go ahead and just do it...But by the time we finished it got really dark but the cars were glossy! So we decided to take pics the next day since we both weren't doing anything anyway and this is the outcome!

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I am not professional photographer and never claim to be....The pics may not be enough for a lot of people's standards on here but it was just a regular point and shoot 7.2megapixel camera and i just got it....Tips, yays or nays on the cars or the pics will be greatly appreciated!



















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Old 01-09-2007, 01:46 AM   #2
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yes i know the bottom of my car is very scratched up! thanks socal!


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Old 01-09-2007, 01:48 AM   #3
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nice cars...volk size?

they look tiny.
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:48 AM   #4
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the cars look great... i spent 5 hours cleaning my car yesterday then it rained
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:49 AM   #5
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yea they are....they are 17x8's but the lip on them make them look like 16's...
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:20 AM   #6
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the cars look great... i spent 5 hours cleaning my car yesterday then it rained
I know the feeling; it seems like every time I take mine out for a wash, I get poured on with some form of precipitation or another . Hasn't stopped me from trying yet though!

Great shots! Both cars look excellent. Rims look good MPREZD!
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:45 AM   #7
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cusco lip ftw!!!
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:17 AM   #8
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nice!!
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:18 AM   #9
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looks great
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:37 AM   #10
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Good wax X bad pics = bad wax
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:27 AM   #11
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Here ya go buddy! Edited the pix for you Great lookin cars!









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Old 01-09-2007, 07:28 AM   #12
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BTW.. depending on the type of camera you own, you can adjust to different weather condition. Also, next time try setting the camera to take higher resolution pictures.. that way if you mess up, you can still correct it in photoshop Keep up the good work!



Just an example of high res and photoshop.. PM me.. i'm setting up a photoshoot / meet early febuary.. you should deffinently come out and hang out
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:10 AM   #13
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oh wow thanks for the editing! i knew i could always count on nasioc! i have been trying to get the pics to be at a higher resolution but i can't seem to do so...like i said i just got the camera and i will be playing with it more!
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:15 AM   #14
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Im sure the cars are glossier than anyone could be led to believe with those pictures. Better camera skills needs to be broughteded with to take pictars of those cars so you can show us how clean they really are. Or a tripod.
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:20 AM   #15
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anyone out there have a sony 7.2 megapixel cybershot out there that can teach me how to take higher resolution pics?? i don't see a function on the camera??
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:22 PM   #16
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anyone out there have a sony 7.2 megapixel cybershot out there that can teach me how to take higher resolution pics?? i don't see a function on the camera??
I do lol. I can't find my Digital SLR, so i've been using my Sony DSC-W7. The button to turn up res is the button bottom right of the screen with the little trashcan over it. If you're in a manual shooting mode, a menu should come up and ask how many "M" you want your shots to be recorded at. Also, if you're using the Sony's, I think the first thing you should look at is your EV or "exposure value". It looks like you have the exposure value set a little low. Try running a few shots through +.7 through -.3. Depending on the lighting you have, it normally gives me a pretty decent shot. Next, check your ISO. The lower the ISO, the less sensitive the shot is to light, and the more light you will need.. IE if you're doing a night shot, you'd want to run at least an ISO of 400 depending on how much light you have. For daytime shots, i'd run an ISO of 100, and all the way up to 400, since that's as high as my Sony goes. Lastly.. TRIPOD! I tripod is an easy way to get steady, unblurred shots. You'd be amazed at how much difference a tripod could make in your photos. Oh yea, and another little trick I use is leaving the White Balance at "Cloudy".. the camera brings out a little warmth with the picture everytime Anyways, hope that was helpful.. And hope to see you at the photoshoot / meet!

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...0#post16592810

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Old 01-09-2007, 05:44 PM   #17
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thanks for the helpful hints xmystikx! i am going to be messing around with the camera more now!

As for the photoshoot i will be trying to make it so i can get a decent shot of my car and i'm looking forward to meeting fello subie owners!
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:20 PM   #18
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yes i know the bottom of my car is very scratched up! thanks socal!

HAHA I know all about scraping dude, socal sucks in making ramps. I was in Florida and like ALL ramps into supermarkets or w/e are nice and subtle. Nothing like the cliffs you find here!
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:32 PM   #19
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That looks like Valley college or Grant High?... Nice cars.
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:59 PM   #20
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it isn't a clean car unless you clean the wheel wells... Also the three step is alright, but I'd recommend if your using over the counter products to get a nice clay bar kit, clay the car, and use Meguires Color X, it has cleaning properties and polishing properties and will save you alot of steps and get the looks you want, if you want a little bit more pop from the metallics in the paint, top it with some meguires NXT spray wax, its fast, adds protection, and really makes flake stand out.
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:11 PM   #21
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That looks like Valley college or Grant High?... Nice cars.
yea both....it was pretty much in front of some parking lot for grant h.s....i live close by....

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it isn't a clean car unless you clean the wheel wells... Also the three step is alright, but I'd recommend if your using over the counter products to get a nice clay bar kit, clay the car, and use Meguires Color X, it has cleaning properties and polishing properties and will save you alot of steps and get the looks you want, if you want a little bit more pop from the metallics in the paint, top it with some meguires NXT spray wax, its fast, adds protection, and really makes flake stand out.
as for the wheel well i guess i'll be doing that pretty soon...but thanks for the tips!
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:41 PM   #22
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MR or SE?
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:54 PM   #23
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the evo is an SE....
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:55 AM   #24
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:58 AM   #25
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Want to wash my car?

Props tho, Meguiar washes take a while. I just Turtle Wax Ice it. FAST!
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