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Old 07-15-2013, 05:07 PM   #10676
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I see what you're saying about the white balance. I'm going to revisit these at a later date. The car has a ton of purple and magenta pearl in the paint, so I'm curious if its causing the white balance to look off. I think I'll mess with cloning out the hotspots tonight.

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Not the white balance, but the color balance. White balance will just change the overall temp of the photo, but the color balance on the car is what I'm talking about. The front bumper has pink areas while the rest of the car is darker.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:22 PM   #10677
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Seems like you were limited by lighting, given your long shutter speeds for everything. I would've liked to see more of the gauge cluster overall in the first shot, but positioning the camera in such a way is definitely challenging. For the exterior shots, the main thing that I think needs to be done is to work on the reflections. A polarizer would've helped a lot, and I probably would've cloned out all the parking lines and the reflections of them in the body's paint too.
Thanks for the tips. I knew I was running out of light, but still wanted to get some shots in anyways. The gauge cluster was definitely hard to get a good angle on. Any tips in particular for that problem?

I had my polarizer on but I guess now it's time to start shooting multiple polarizations and using layers in PS to blend the different shots so I can get a clean, smooth car without reflections. Guess it's time to watch some tutorials. Again, thanks for all the tips.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:08 AM   #10678
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You've got some decent locations in both photos, but the main problem with each of them is that they're both a bit underexposed. The first one also presents another issue, because the front of the car has bright sun on it, but the rest doesn't, so you've also go uneven lighting to deal with. I also think you're shooting a little too wide, because you can see some wide angle distortion on the car in both photos.
Thank you for the input, I really appreciate it. Now that you point all that out it's all I see .
I was really eager to get out and try my new camera, the midday sun was harsh both days.

As for shooting wide, would zooming the kit lens get rid of that distortion? I messed around in PS with removing the distortion. Wasn't sure what I liked better, so I left it. Is that acceptable to PS out the lens distortion, or is that an amateur move?

Also comments and criticism welcome for my last two shots. First one was difficult as there wasn't much light to work with. Second shot is my first outing with my new manfrotto tripod and head.


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Old 07-23-2013, 11:35 PM   #10679
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:13 AM   #10680
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lets shoot at night in metro park

and you should pull the vinyl off the doors so the frames/stills are WRB!!!!!!!
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:15 PM   #10681
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:06 PM   #10682
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:14 AM   #10683
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Aside from the fact that this was taken with my phone.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:52 PM   #10684
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Changing it up a little. The bike isn't street legal so we did a quick shoot at it's residence.







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Old 08-05-2013, 05:28 PM   #10685
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Here's a few of my recent shoot. Lets me know what you guys think.





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Old 08-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #10686
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Busy busy busy, but I am back...and now with Formula DRIFT Seattle photos! I rented a Nikkor 300mm ƒ2.8 VR2 and it was absolutely amazing. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the event, all taken with the 300mm:









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Old 08-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #10687
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damn. amazing photos. wish i had the knowledge and skillz to take these kinda photos. and nicer camera
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #10688
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Thanks for the tips. I knew I was running out of light, but still wanted to get some shots in anyways. The gauge cluster was definitely hard to get a good angle on. Any tips in particular for that problem?

I had my polarizer on but I guess now it's time to start shooting multiple polarizations and using layers in PS to blend the different shots so I can get a clean, smooth car without reflections. Guess it's time to watch some tutorials. Again, thanks for all the tips.
There really isn't an easy way to do it, other than making sure you have more available light. You can try to maybe use a magic arm and connect it to the headrest or somehow get your tripod in there, but either way is going to be a bit of a pain.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:22 PM   #10689
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Thank you for the input, I really appreciate it. Now that you point all that out it's all I see .
I was really eager to get out and try my new camera, the midday sun was harsh both days.

As for shooting wide, would zooming the kit lens get rid of that distortion? I messed around in PS with removing the distortion. Wasn't sure what I liked better, so I left it. Is that acceptable to PS out the lens distortion, or is that an amateur move?

Also comments and criticism welcome for my last two shots. First one was difficult as there wasn't much light to work with. Second shot is my first outing with my new manfrotto tripod and head.
There's never anything wrong with removing distortion, but it just becomes increasingly difficult the wider you go. However, sometimes you want to leave it in for effect (such as with a fisheye), but it also depends on the subject. For cars you usually don't want it to be distorted, and for people you want it even less, since people become fatter

I love the location of the first shot, but you can see a little of the distortion happening here with the pillars in front bending toward the inside. Just a slight fix of the distortion and/or perspective would really make this one stand out. I think you might also be able to push the exposure a tiny bit to bring out more shadow detail.

The composition on the second shot looks good too, but the mixed harsh lighting is a bit problematic. The car's a bit too warm and then everything not in the sun is really cold. This is a time where I'd probably wait until the sun's just below the horizon, and then put the camera on a longer shutter speed to make sure you get the exposure right. That way, you won't have any weird hotspots and the lighting will be a lot more even all around.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:27 PM   #10690
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Miss you too, Pedro! <3

I already mentioned to you about the graveyard...but also don't forget to make sure you're square with the car on the front and rear shots, not to mention making sure the car is level. I like the second shot, but I wish the roof wasn't cut off and you had some polarization to get rid of the glare on the side.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:31 PM   #10691
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More than you can afford, pal!

I love the first pic, but you're not quite square with the front. I think you can go with a bit less or perhaps no vignetting either. The second shot is solid, but again maybe a little less vignetting on that one too. I really like the last shot too, but the red on the middle Ferarri is a bit muted. Red of course is tough to get right, but I think with a little adjustment (probably bring down the luminance and slightly raise the saturation) you can get it about right.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:37 PM   #10692
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Aside from the fact that this was taken with my phone.
Any tips?
Pretty damn awesome, no matter what was used to take the photo. The skies look great, but I do wish there was a little more exposure on the car, particularly on the lower portion. I also wish it wasn't so close to the car too, so we could see more of that epic background. I wouldn't say you needed to turn the wheels to face the camera in this photo, but it wouldn't hurt to have a version like that either.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:40 PM   #10693
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Changing it up a little. The bike isn't street legal so we did a quick shoot at it's residence.
The bike looks great and matches your car quite well! I like the first photo a lot, but I kind of wish you took a half step to your right just to get the bike perfectly between the two trees. That's a total nitpick though, because I think it looks great. The last photo is great too, but I wish that green hose wasn't there. Looks like the ground isn't level with the house either, but you can't really fix that without some time in PS.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:46 PM   #10694
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Here's a few of my recent shoot. Lets me know what you guys think.
Nice work on the sharpness of each photo, looks good. I'd say the Forester is the strongest of the three, mostly because it's not too as close to the frame edges as the other two, but I'd say some polarizer on the side windows would've helped too. I'm not the biggest fan of selective saturation on the second photo, and you've got some tough lighting on the last photo with the sky almost overexposed and the wheels/side facing the camera underexposed. I'm also not a big fan of the angle used on the last photo and of how centered the car is in the frame either.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:54 AM   #10695
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Pretty damn awesome, no matter what was used to take the photo. The skies look great, but I do wish there was a little more exposure on the car, particularly on the lower portion. I also wish it wasn't so close to the car too, so we could see more of that epic background. I wouldn't say you needed to turn the wheels to face the camera in this photo, but it wouldn't hurt to have a version like that either.
Thanks!
I appreciate the help!
Just picked up a Nikon D5000
Still dont know much about it but I took these this morning.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:06 PM   #10696
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #10697
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Nice work on the sharpness of each photo, looks good. I'd say the Forester is the strongest of the three, mostly because it's not too as close to the frame edges as the other two, but I'd say some polarizer on the side windows would've helped too. I'm not the biggest fan of selective saturation on the second photo, and you've got some tough lighting on the last photo with the sky almost overexposed and the wheels/side facing the camera underexposed. I'm also not a big fan of the angle used on the last photo and of how centered the car is in the frame either.
Thanks for the input. I had a CPL filter on not sure why it wasn't working. Definintely need a new one. Yeah I think the forester picture was the best out of all my pictures too. Lately I've been into selective color photography xD just a personal style thing. Definintely learning a lot though. Although I'll stop taking photo for a bit as my next project is a cenima style car video.

Here's a few more shots from that day. The forester definintely gave me the best pictures:





I know not everyone likes the HDR look but I just wanted to give it a try in this picture XD






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Old 08-09-2013, 10:11 AM   #10698
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The bike looks great and matches your car quite well! I like the first photo a lot, but I kind of wish you took a half step to your right just to get the bike perfectly between the two trees. That's a total nitpick though, because I think it looks great. The last photo is great too, but I wish that green hose wasn't there. Looks like the ground isn't level with the house either, but you can't really fix that without some time in PS.
Thanks for the tips as always! I actually found another shot where the bike is in between the two trees better. Let me know what you think.

P.S. Can we have wallpapers of your recent shots? So sick

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Old 08-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #10700
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These may not be the greatest since I was in a rush (almost late to work)
But I had to get a picture of the sunrise this morning.
Took a ton but pretty much all came out crappy or blurry.
But again any input is great

Also is Flickr better than Photobucket in terms of quality?

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