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Old 07-18-2009, 01:06 AM   #1076
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Wow, lots of useful info in here, i never really look into this thread before until i want to look around at other people's work to sharpen my skills.

I've been shooting since last year 08 jan when i picked up my first DSLR 40D..
now im shooting with 1d mk3 + 40D for most of my work this summer.. here's some of my work till now.

I was trying not to look at other people's work and keep my own style, now I wanted to try something different. Any good sites or blogs
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Rest of the work from me can be found here..


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Nice shots! On the right side of my website, you'll see a list of names entitled "Photographer Affiliates." These are all fellow photographers that I've gotten to know over the years and do some really great work! There's definitely a good mix of styles in there. Here's the link:

http://www.arminausejo.com

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Old 07-18-2009, 02:23 AM   #1077
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I like that one much more Only thing is I'd probably use a different location to match the equipment on the roof.
hah yea i would have but my friend needed some good photos for his sponsors and quick. i got some pretty good interior shots as well if you wanna see em??
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:00 PM   #1078
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hah yea i would have but my friend needed some good photos for his sponsors and quick. i got some pretty good interior shots as well if you wanna see em??
Yes please
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:04 PM   #1079
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its really my first time doing interior shots with strobes but i guess it went ok. used a 28mm f2.8....i want a fisheye ahha

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Old 07-18-2009, 04:10 PM   #1080
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its really my first time doing interior shots with strobes but i guess it went ok. used a 28mm f2.8....i want a fisheye ahha

mostly just trying to get the gauges in the shot for his sponsor
Very nice...good even lighting. You can definitely tell it's a Scion interior

I would pass on the fisheye unless you love correcting lens distortion, especially for automotive photography. My 12-24mm f/4 works great for interior shots and I'd stick with something like that.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:25 PM   #1081
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thanks.

yea i was thinking of gettin a nikon 10.5mm fisheye, mostly for my skateboarding photography, but i was also gonna use it for automotive
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:34 PM   #1082
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yea i was thinking of gettin a nikon 10.5mm fisheye, mostly for my skateboarding photography, but i was also gonna use it for automotive
Yeah, that works great for skateboarding, but you might find it a little too extreme for automotive stuff.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:43 PM   #1083
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do you recommend any lens thats good for both?? 12-24?
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:47 PM   #1084
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do you recommend any lens thats good for both?? 12-24?
Yeah the 12-24 is good because it doesn't have much distortion, although you won't get the classic fisheye effect for skateboarding.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:36 PM   #1085
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i always wonder how people post process shots like these... haha, these are what i see in brochure mostly... does it require a car studio?



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Old 07-19-2009, 03:27 AM   #1086
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i always wonder how people post process shots like these... haha, these are what i see in brochure mostly... does it require a car studio?



A car studio definitely helps (like Steve's used in these photos), but you can totally do the same thing with a plain wall and ground with proper lighting. It just takes quite a bit of processing, and Steve is a master at it.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:20 AM   #1087
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:47 PM   #1088
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Not bad. Seems like the main thing you're lacking is sharpness, especially in the panning shots. What camera settings were you using and what was your focus point?
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:32 PM   #1089
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Anyone have any tips on shooting black cars in general?

Probably from inexperience but, I find good photos with my black car are few and far between. I have a Sony a200 with a circ polarizer and a tripod.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:51 PM   #1090
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Anyone have any tips on shooting black cars in general?

Probably from inexperience but, I find good photos with my black car are few and far between. I have a Sony a200 with a circ polarizer and a tripod.
Black and white cars are by far the most difficult to shoot, since it's very easy to either overexpose or underexpose the photo. Because it's so easy to go either way with it, you have to pay even more attention to the lighting situation and the location/background. For example, shooting a black car amongst some dark trees not only makes focusing difficult, but it also doesn't make the car stand out whatsoever. Shooting a white car poses problems with lighting no matter what, because you can easily blow out highlights.

For black cars specifically though, you definitely want light on your side. Take this photo for example...the light was fading quick, and thus the photo overall is pretty dark, and I was losing details in the shadows very quickly:



Definitely make sure you pick a location that will contrast with the black, otherwise everything will be dark. This will also help you focus on the car better as well (unless you're a manual focus pro).
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:26 AM   #1091
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A 5.5 hour drive for new rims = lots of new interesting places to shoot. What do you think armin. (yet to get a c.p.)
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Absolutely love this picture, opinions?
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everything is there accept for them time of day, couldnt wait 4 hours for dusk...
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IDK, random but I like it
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tad underexposed and not the best lighting
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Needs for contrast?
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lighting...
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:37 PM   #1092
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Just a suggestion... I wouldn't shoot on a public road- especially one where you're on the other side of a blind curve.

Just sayin'.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:56 PM   #1093
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A 5.5 hour drive for new rims = lots of new interesting places to shoot. What do you think armin. (yet to get a c.p.)
Pretty good man You're definitely improving with your locations and composition. Your car is still begging for the CP filter though. Even a $30 Hoya Green Box one will do you well...get one already

One thing about contrast and black cars...the important thing is that you have enough contrast so that you have a true black. What that means is that you have a black tone that is straight-up, dark as the night, scare your baby sister black...the black that is hex color code #000000. That isn't to say you put so much contrast that this black is everywhere, but you definitely want this black tone to be where you expect it to be, such as in the shadows of your wheel wells, underneath rock overhangs, or any other place where no light is going to hit it.

Oh, and just as NewsPhotog said...careful with those public roads. It's a badass location, but be careful and be sure to have spotters. Also, be mindful of those parking lines too...the multiple yellow lines can be quite a distraction.

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Old 07-24-2009, 06:36 PM   #1094
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:45 PM   #1095
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Thanks! Ive been tryin to improve, and that wasnt that bad of a spot on the road, I was parked 10ft behind a stop sign
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:30 PM   #1096
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its awesome watching all the improvments that photographers make in this thread.

I've been shooting more with a circular polarizer filter and post editing raw images. i like editing photos. some times i go a little overboard and process too much, but i went for a more subtle look with these. i think the walls arent the greatest color to offset a silver car... opinions?









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Old 07-27-2009, 02:43 AM   #1097
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^ i wasn't aware of this photoshoot Skim
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:52 AM   #1098
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good job skim, really feeling the 1st and last one, 2nd is a lil too tight IMO tho.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:57 AM   #1099
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its awesome watching all the improvments that photographers make in this thread.

I've been shooting more with a circular polarizer filter and post editing raw images. i like editing photos. some times i go a little overboard and process too much, but i went for a more subtle look with these. i think the walls arent the greatest color to offset a silver car... opinions?


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Pretty good man...I do agree with what you said about the wall color though. I also think the 2nd one is a little too tight of a shot as well. Keep experimenting though, it's the best way to learn!
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thanks guys

spooky, it was a quicky shoot just to get an idea of the location. its in irvine, we can always go back for more experimentation. hehe.
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