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Old 04-26-2013, 03:08 AM   #10476
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I haven't really picked up the camera alot this winter! Yesterday was the first car show of the year, and I went out after to take a picture of the new wheel color for this year!
This shot is absolutely gorgeous! Except for one thing...you've got a bunch of dust spots. Clean those up and this photo is just about perfect!
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:13 AM   #10477
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Had a local car club meet/photo shoot last night. This is one of my faves

Most of the shots were taken leaning out of my passanger window. Took almost 500 shots. Lots of blurry ones. This was my first real attempt at rolling shot (where everyone stuck around for long enough for me to get some practice in anyway.)

T2i - 1/30 - f11 - ISO 100 - 16x35 @ 19mm - Raw conversion


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1/30 can be pretty tough to shoot rolling shots. How fast were you going in that first one?

The second shot is definitely sharper, but I think you can still go down a little more on the shutter speed to say 1/60.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:17 AM   #10478
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I'm still learning how to use a wide angle lens properly so I am still getting some distortion. Is there anything I should change to improve composition?
You can't avoid distortion with a wide angle, it just comes with the territory. You can try to correct for it (Lightroom and Photoshop have some built-in lens profiles that do a pretty good job), but you can't eliminate it altogether when you shoot with a wide angle.

Your composition is pretty decent, but I'm not too sold on the location. I'd definitely get rid of the added blur too, it's just way too unnatural since the car is sharp but everything else is blurry.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:23 AM   #10479
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With Nissan Fest on Sunday and Mudfest last week, I've had a really busy week shooting. Mudfest in particular was crazy busy, and I ended up with about 300 good photos on Day 1 and about 400 good photos on Day 2. Here are links to both days:

http://photos.arminausejo.com/Events...st-2013-Day-1/

http://photos.arminausejo.com/Events...st-2013-Day-2/

And a link to the published coverage:

http://www.nwapa.org/nwapa-announces...e-of-the-year/

One photo in particular seemed well-liked by the journalists at the event, so I decided to put a bit more processing into it:



I also took some new shots of my friend's Evo, who just painted his wheels and added some canards to his front bumper:





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Old 04-26-2013, 04:15 AM   #10480
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1/30 can be pretty tough to shoot rolling shots. How fast were you going in that first one?

The second shot is definitely sharper, but I think you can still go down a little more on the shutter speed to say 1/60.
First shot was probably 40mph... I was using borrowed equipment, a very nice 16x35, but it had no IS. Near the end of the evening we were shooting at higher speeds (50mph+) and turned the shutter speed down to 1/80 - 1/100. I'm just glad all the folks stuck around for long enough for me to keep trying.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:19 AM   #10481
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First shot was probably 40mph... I was using borrowed equipment, a very nice 16x35, but it had no IS. Near the end of the evening we were shooting at higher speeds (50mph+) and turned the shutter speed down to 1/80 - 1/100. I'm just glad all the folks stuck around for long enough for me to keep trying.
Most wide angles aren't going to have IS/VR...that's something that's been recently added to newer lenses, but mostly in the consumer level ones since they're variable aperture and can't shoot wider than 5.6 at the telephoto end. It's really not necessary at the wide angle end though, as long as you've got the right shutter speed. I'd say even going 40 mph, you could probably get a good number of decent sharp shots at a 1/50 shutter.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:44 AM   #10482
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Thanks as always. Here is one with minimal post work done. I would guess that the shoot car was @ 50mph. The target car was stomping on it as I took the shot (rear tires are curling) so prob 65mph+. I was shooting out of an loooow evo with coil overs. Between the ride and the boost I was having a damn hard time focusing on much of anything.

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Old 04-26-2013, 02:58 PM   #10483
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Thanks as always. Here is one with minimal post work done. I would guess that the shoot car was @ 50mph. The target car was stomping on it as I took the shot (rear tires are curling) so prob 65mph+. I was shooting out of an loooow evo with coil overs. Between the ride and the boost I was having a damn hard time focusing on much of anything.

1/100th
Yeah, not a very good vehicle to shoot from. I just remembered that my good friend Josh Mackey wrote up this article on MotiveLife that's specific for rolling shots. Definitely worth a read, if nothing else just to refresh your memory on everything:

http://motivelife.com/topics/knowled...by-josh-mackey
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:22 PM   #10484
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^^^ Good tips. Next time, Moar speed!!
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #10485
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^^^ Good tips. Next time, Moar speed!!
LUDICROUS SPEED...GOOOOOO!!!!
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:42 PM   #10486
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Some more motor sport stuff. I think I've come a long way since last season.







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Old 04-26-2013, 07:14 PM   #10487
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:04 PM   #10488
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Some more motor sport stuff. I think I've come a long way since last season.
Very nice man, the telephoto is really treating you well! I love that RS4 shot in particular! Focus is right on and the exposure is very good. Nice work!

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Old 04-28-2013, 10:51 PM   #10489
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Alright! Stamp #2! Thanks for the kind words. The new lens (70-200 f/4 L IS) has definitely given me an advantage over the kit zoom lens. The auto focus is faster and the 2 mode image stabilizer is a plus. I hope to keep improving and hopefully take it to the next level soon!
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:41 AM   #10490
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Saw your post on motivelife.

http://motivelife.com/topics/work/238-mudfest-2013
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #10491
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due to my lack of being presnt in this thread, i wanted to share what ive been up to with my automotive work. i am no longer looking for stamps in here, and i am getting critiqued from Armin on the daily with nearly every photo.

however, with the good feedback this photo received on my page, i wanted to share it in here. A normal snapshot, turned into something everyone liked. How? removed several light poles that were blurred behind the car, remove massive amounts of reflection on the side 3 windows of the car (actually proud of myself for the cloning - lol), removed the front plate, and then toned some coolness into the shadows. i think i finally hit a point in my photography 'passion' that i am happy with my efforts.

wanted to extend thanks to this thread and Armin especially, for being a great teacher. Had i not found this place LONG AGO, i think id still be deciding if photography was something i really wanted to get into. So cheers.


here's the shot: (with the flare spot, i was thinking more 'moon light' look. maybe i should have threw in some more blue?) oh well.



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Old 05-01-2013, 03:22 AM   #10492
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due to my lack of being presnt in this thread, i wanted to share what ive been up to with my automotive work. i am no longer looking for stamps in here, and i am getting critiqued from Armin on the daily with nearly every photo.

however, with the good feedback this photo received on my page, i wanted to share it in here. A normal snapshot, turned into something everyone liked. How? removed several light poles that were blurred behind the car, remove massive amounts of reflection on the side 3 windows of the car (actually proud of myself for the cloning - lol), removed the front plate, and then toned some coolness into the shadows. i think i finally hit a point in my photography 'passion' that i am happy with my efforts.

wanted to extend thanks to this thread and Armin especially, for being a great teacher. Had i not found this place LONG AGO, i think id still be deciding if photography was something i really wanted to get into. So cheers.


here's the shot: (with the flare spot, i was thinking more 'moon light' look. maybe i should have threw in some more blue?) oh well.
Thanks bud, good to see you back here

You've got a good clean shot here, but if you're going for a moonlight look, I think it still needs to be quite a bit darker overall. The moon is bright, but even at it's brightest, it's not THAT bright. These are some old photos, but they're a good representation of how the moon should look given the exposure that you have in your photo:

http://photos.arminausejo.com/Landsc...5644&k=mvhT8XM

I'd also be interested in seeing it without the added flare. I have a feeling it's going to look a whole lot cleaner
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I guess ur right. I dont know, i wanted the car exposed nicely and something in that empty sky up there. Figured if youd expose for a nice car that amount of moonlight would be much brighter than normal. Considering when ive shot the moon to retain detail it had to be at like 1/4000th of a second. Haha.

It was a quick snapshot to say the least (during rig shooting). I do however, find myself always going to that front 3/4 shot for the part. I swear cars look their best at that angle. Hard to find others that work well, aside to the typical front, rear, side profile shots.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:18 PM   #10494
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I guess ur right. I dont know, i wanted the car exposed nicely and something in that empty sky up there. Figured if youd expose for a nice car that amount of moonlight would be much brighter than normal. Considering when ive shot the moon to retain detail it had to be at like 1/4000th of a second. Haha.

It was a quick snapshot to say the least (during rig shooting). I do however, find myself always going to that front 3/4 shot for the part. I swear cars look their best at that angle. Hard to find others that work well, aside to the typical front, rear, side profile shots.
Nothing wrong with a clear empty sky...you can always add some clouds if you really wanted, but adding a new light source changes a lot of things.

When I was shooting Mudfest, I was told that manufacturers love the 3/4 angle, so I need to make sure I get a lot of shots from that. I wouldn't be surprised if manufacturers even take the 3/4 angle into account when they design cars, since after all that's the angle most of us will generally first see a car when it's on the street or highway.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:32 PM   #10495
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I'm guilty of over using the 3/4. I feel it looks the best and also keeps it from looking "snap shotish" in my opinion. I need to find more ways to be creative because I get bored with the same angles.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:32 PM   #10496
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:35 AM   #10497
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:39 AM   #10498
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:55 PM   #10499
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I have a Canon Rebel T3i whats the best lens i should use for non-motion photography?
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:49 PM   #10500
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Best is a subjective term. Although I would say the 'best' second lens to own would be a fixed 50mm f1.8. You can pick one up for less than $100 and they work great for many things.

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