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Old 08-19-2011, 07:13 PM   #7376
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i m just wonderin how to take a pic or make a pic of a car with a see through hood?? the one with a car with a closed hood but could see the engine bay
Put the camera on a tri-pod. Take a picture of the car with the hood down. Then take one with the hood up. Layer both images on top of each other in Photoshop. Use the brush or eraser tool with about 70% opacity and brush away the closed hood to expose the engine.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:20 PM   #7377
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some controlled lighting shoot for toyota canada inc i did last week...



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Old 08-19-2011, 10:49 PM   #7378
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Put the camera on a tri-pod. Take a picture of the car with the hood down. Then take one with the hood up. Layer both images on top of each other in Photoshop. Use the brush or eraser tool with about 70% opacity and brush away the closed hood to expose the engine.
thnx...can u tell me how to put signature on my pics? like u know how those photographers prints their name on each pic

any software to create one for myself?
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:04 PM   #7379
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A buddy asked for some detail shots to us as background with a little bit of blurred space for the icons on his Desktop.

Both taken at f/1.2


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Old 08-21-2011, 09:52 PM   #7380
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Not getting any feedback on the photos themselves in my thread, so I'll leave these here. First time post processing with photoshop so please any advice is more than welcome on the photo themselves or processing.


Pray by Dirty_Up, on Flickr

Tried to be a little more artistic with this one, let me know!

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Old 08-22-2011, 04:16 PM   #7381
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My crazy summer continues...I'm going to reply to you guys today! Until then, here's a taste of what's been keeping me busy:

XDC Seattle Drift Coverage: http://www.nwmotiv.com/featured-cont...rift-coverage/



DeadMau5 Concert Photos: http://www.seattleweekly.com/slidesh...ater-34041934/

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Old 08-22-2011, 04:21 PM   #7382
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Hey guys. I've been into photography for a few years and just recently started getting into automotive photography. I've been reading this thread (on page 45 right now) and have learned a lot. However I did want to post a couple of pics for constructive criticism. The first I took before reading the thread, and the second I took today after a bit of reading. Let me know what you guys think.


Thanks for your time, and thanks Armin and all of the other talented photographers for all the tips in the thread!

Yeah, like Igor said, location is your biggest enemy here. You also need to get away from those parking lines if at all possible More space between your car and the background will help give you more background blur and make the car stand out more as well. The exposure looks pretty good, although I might brighten it up just a little bit. You're definitely off to a good start, just gotta tweak a few things.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:25 PM   #7383
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Have seen some great photos in this thread so far so I wanted to try and add to the thread. C&C are welcomed.
Great exposure on your engine bay shot, but I would've at least straightened it out so that there wasn't any angle to the shot. I've never been a fan of shooting a car with strobes at night, but aside from that, I'm not sure what those things are on the sides and I don't like how the composition is completely centered. Your Mini shot is a little under exposed and again, it's centered...even just having the car at the lower bottom third of the frame would help.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:27 PM   #7384
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Here's a picture of my bugeye that I took with my Android and edited with iPhoto:
Definitely not the most ideal location. The car also seems to be a bit tilted in the frame as well. I also always say that if you're going to center the car, you've gotta give it a tight crop, which this one isn't.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:32 PM   #7385
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I had the same thought as well, but I also wanted to capture the city vibe. Here's another picture from the same place, but it has a bike rack growing out of the car...
You've also got something red growing out of the back of the car too. Just as I mentioned in your previous photos, better location, more distance from the background, and getting away from parking lines will go a long way.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:34 PM   #7386
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Long time no post ; )

A lot of work at the office and holidays are gone and i have worked on some pics in my offtime.

Today is also an anniversary for me i selled my first cam (Sony Cybershot) and buyed my first dslr exactly a year ago

I dunno why but the smoke allready looked a bit blueish oin the ooc
Nice capture! Looks like you've got some blown out highlights this time though, particularly on the rear of the car. The white balance also seems a little off, hence why the smoke looks very blue.


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Your last driftcoverage on nwmotiv is just the ****
Thank you! I'm quite happy with them, and so far I've gotten a lot of good feedback from the drivers
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:42 PM   #7387
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Alright guys, so here's a new picture I took up in the canyons today... lmk what you think!
Love the location, Igor! Like Force said though, the reflection on the driver's side is kinda weird and the headlight could use some burning. I'd even say the driver's side overall is a bit dark, but the composition is the typical good stuff I expect from you
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:44 PM   #7388
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wats up guys!! ive been MIA forsure, so i thought id stop by with some photos for critique since ive been out of the automotive photo game for a while lol.
Welcome back! I wouldn't call this an ideal location, but I do like the backlit experiment you've got going here. There is a bit of flare, but the chromatic aberration from your 85mm 1.8 is pretty bad. I own the same lens and struggle with it a little myself in post processing, so I feel your pain. I do also wonder if an ND filter would help give you some sky detail despite the backlight.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:53 PM   #7389
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I haven't posted in awhile, I was in Colorado for 10 days, got engaged and just trying to get back in swing of life! When we got back from vaca the fedex guy dropped off my tamron 70-200 f2.8, new tripod and a 77mm cpf!

Its been hard to find time to really play with it but are the first couple.....thoughts on crops/editing.
Welcome back to you too, and congrats on everything! I like your first shot the best...all it needs is for the car to move to a thirds cross point and I think it's just about perfect. The fence is totally fine with me in the second shot, but like Louie said, not seeing the 4th wheel is a little weird. I think the color of the grass is fine, however the car itself looks a little washed out, perhaps due to a bit too much Recovery tool being used. Also, this photo and definitely your last photo don't look very sharp to me...the last one is particularly soft. As far as the composition of the last photo, I would tighten the crop up even more if it were me shooting it.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:55 PM   #7390
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I got some new wheels...so perfect excuse to break the camera out!
Nice shot. I'd say the only thing missing is something other than a white wall in the background to really make the wheel pop
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:57 PM   #7391
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some controlled lighting shoot for toyota canada inc i did last week...
Nice, Ste! These are a great example of how to properly blend lighting on a car when using strobes. Now, i don't know if it's just me, but the gradient on the background seems a little choppy on my monitor...can you see that, or is it just me like I mentioned?
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:59 PM   #7392
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thnx...can u tell me how to put signature on my pics? like u know how those photographers prints their name on each pic

any software to create one for myself?
I make my watermarks in Photoshop, and just save them as a transparent PNG file. That way, I can just copy and paste them onto photos or use them in batch when exporting from Lightroom.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:03 PM   #7393
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Both taken at f/1.2
Your second photo isn't showing up, but I would probably have the emblem moved a bit more inward toward the left. I think that would make a better overall composition.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:08 PM   #7394
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Not getting any feedback on the photos themselves in my thread, so I'll leave these here. First time post processing with photoshop so please any advice is more than welcome on the photo themselves or processing.
I think I mentioned it either on the previous page or the one before that, but I will never understand using graveyards are an automotive photoshoot location. That's the first thing that stands out to me in these photos. Your first photo is a little underexposed and could use a bit more pop, but the location kills it overall for me. I also would have the car pointing into the frame rather than going out of it. The second shot looks way overprocessed, making the car look silver rather than white. It's also extremely dark in such a way that it doesn't really highlight the car.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:18 PM   #7395
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Yeah, like Igor said, location is your biggest enemy here. You also need to get away from those parking lines if at all possible More space between your car and the background will help give you more background blur and make the car stand out more as well. The exposure looks pretty good, although I might brighten it up just a little bit. You're definitely off to a good start, just gotta tweak a few things.
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You've also got something red growing out of the back of the car too. Just as I mentioned in your previous photos, better location, more distance from the background, and getting away from parking lines will go a long way.
Thanks Armin, I will definitely keep this in mind for future shoots. I'm up to page 223 now, and I have learned a lot!
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:45 PM   #7396
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I need to get out and shoot more! The summer heat is killing me though.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:24 PM   #7397
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Nice, Ste! These are a great example of how to properly blend lighting on a car when using strobes. Now, i don't know if it's just me, but the gradient on the background seems a little choppy on my monitor...can you see that, or is it just me like I mentioned?
Thanks Armin, yes the background is choppy because it is really chopped lol.
I airbrushed it in photoChop...

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Old 08-23-2011, 01:41 AM   #7398
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I think I mentioned it either on the previous page or the one before that, but I will never understand using graveyards are an automotive photoshoot location. That's the first thing that stands out to me in these photos. Your first photo is a little underexposed and could use a bit more pop, but the location kills it overall for me. I also would have the car pointing into the frame rather than going out of it. The second shot looks way overprocessed, making the car look silver rather than white. It's also extremely dark in such a way that it doesn't really highlight the car.
Thanks for the feedback! Only thing is that it's not a graveyard. It's a Virgin Mary shrine at a local church.

Edit: So how would I get that dark effect without it looking over processed? The original photo wasn't dark like that I used photoshop to get the dark eerie feel.

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..I will never understand using graveyards are an automotive photoshoot location.
Is the garret?
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Welcome back to you too, and congrats on everything! I like your first shot the best...all it needs is for the car to move to a thirds cross point and I think it's just about perfect. The fence is totally fine with me in the second shot, but like Louie said, not seeing the 4th wheel is a little weird. I think the color of the grass is fine, however the car itself looks a little washed out, perhaps due to a bit too much Recovery tool being used. Also, this photo and definitely your last photo don't look very sharp to me...the last one is particularly soft. As far as the composition of the last photo, I would tighten the crop up even more if it were me shooting it.
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