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Old 08-14-2009, 12:08 AM   #1176
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:09 AM   #1177
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Critique?

I found even at ISO400 there was more noise than I'd like with my XTi. Tried to fix that. Didn't do much else. Contrast and saturation is about it.

Wish the front windows were still tinted too. That brightness seen on the windshield kinda kills it too I think.

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Old 08-14-2009, 12:49 AM   #1178
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:28 PM   #1179
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Armin, how these looking?? i wanted the subie to stand out good from the boring background so i set my SP faster..

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Old 08-14-2009, 04:17 PM   #1180
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Critique?

I found even at ISO400 there was more noise than I'd like with my XTi. Tried to fix that. Didn't do much else. Contrast and saturation is about it.

Wish the front windows were still tinted too. That brightness seen on the windshield kinda kills it too I think.

Goregous sunset! This is one of those situations where either a double exposure or a properly-done HDR (see SkimSTI's post above) is really going to benefit you, because you're shooting at the shadow side of the car. You might be able to help it in post-processing though. It's just a tough lighting situation, but the composition otherwise is good
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:18 PM   #1181
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Nice B&W. I would probably use a little less ground in the photo though
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:20 PM   #1182
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Armin, how these looking?? i wanted the subie to stand out good from the boring background so i set my SP faster..

rubelcon

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These aren't too bad. The main thing I see is that you're not getting enough light on the wheels to really show off those nice SSRs. Part of that has to do with the wheel color itself, but it also has to do with just the overall lighting situation involved here. The strobes cast really harsh shadows and although most of the car's body panels are exposed nicely, the wheels unfortunately suffer a little bit.
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:21 PM   #1183
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These aren't too bad. The main thing I see is that you're not getting enough light on the wheels to really show off those nice SSRs. Part of that has to do with the wheel color itself, but it also has to do with just the overall lighting situation involved here. The strobes cast really harsh shadows and although most of the car's body panels are exposed nicely, the wheels unfortunately suffer a little bit.
yea if i would have gotten the wheels properly exposed or lit up the car would have been way over exposed.
tho both flashes were pointed at each wheel on that side and one flash on the front..
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:47 PM   #1184
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Goregous sunset! This is one of those situations where either a double exposure or a properly-done HDR (see SkimSTI's post above) is really going to benefit you, because you're shooting at the shadow side of the car. You might be able to help it in post-processing though. It's just a tough lighting situation, but the composition otherwise is good
Tried using photomatix(as you can see from the watermarks from trial version). Didn't mess with it much. This was my first attempt.

I like it. Didn't realize how dark the car was until I re-edited.

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Old 08-14-2009, 07:04 PM   #1185
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yea if i would have gotten the wheels properly exposed or lit up the car would have been way over exposed.
tho both flashes were pointed at each wheel on that side and one flash on the front..
Yeah, this is the main problem with shooting at night with strobes...the flash is your only light source, so there's no ambient lighting to to reflect off the ground or anything and light up those shadows.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:05 PM   #1186
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Tried using photomatix(as you can see from the watermarks from trial version). Didn't mess with it much. This was my first attempt.

I like it. Didn't realize how dark the car was until I re-edited.

Much better Although I think you'd still be able to achieve that result in Lightroom or Photoshop RAW
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:54 PM   #1187
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:14 PM   #1188
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Nice open location. The first pic kinda looks like you've got a tree growing out of your hood, and it's a big center-weighted for my tastes. Move the car over to one of the thirds crossings and both problems are fixed. The 2nd photo is a little extreme for where the car is in the frame...remember, rule of thirds, not tenths The B&W photo is good, but this one's a bit center-weighted too, and I probably would've kept the driver's side door closed. Pictures are nice and sharp though, albeit a little underexposed.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:51 PM   #1189
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Nice open location. The first pic kinda looks like you've got a tree growing out of your hood, and it's a big center-weighted for my tastes. Move the car over to one of the thirds crossings and both problems are fixed. The 2nd photo is a little extreme for where the car is in the frame...remember, rule of thirds, not tenths The B&W photo is good, but this one's a bit center-weighted too, and I probably would've kept the driver's side door closed. Pictures are nice and sharp though, albeit a little underexposed.
Thanks I'll try those out next time.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:33 PM   #1190
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What do you think armin

I kind of wanted to dull out the background to make the cars pop.. especially for the white cars





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Old 08-19-2009, 07:37 PM   #1191
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:37 PM   #1192
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Your thoughts on this one please:

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Old 08-19-2009, 08:49 PM   #1193
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Pretty good group of shots and cars For the first one, I probably would've wanted to see more car than background. The second one is probably my favorite of the bunch...being center-weighted really works for it. I think my only thing that kinda bugs me about it is the blue light in the near the door on the right...it just kinda messes with the B&W + red scheme. I like the the angle you've got the Si (very nice stance too btw), but I think it's a little too close to the edge of the frame. The signs in the photo also cause a little distraction as well. All of the photos have quite a bit of contrast too, which I think can work in this particular case (especially for the B&Ws), but just be mindful not to go too overboard with it
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:55 PM   #1194
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First off, I want to apologize for the Seahawks win last Saturday. I was surprised at how well our 3rd stringers did! My brother lives in San Diego, so I have a bit of a conflicted loyalty...but my first loyalty still goes to the Seahawks I'll still proudly wear my LT jersey when the time is appropriate though

Anyway, I think the main problem with this photo is the lack of focus point. There's a whole lot of wooden dock in the photo, but not much car. It's just a little too far away so it almost seems like it just happens to be there, rather than being the subject. Where the car is positioned in the photo, I would actually probably have it turned toward the right instead, and turn the wheels to face the camera as well.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:42 PM   #1195
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Pretty good group of shots and cars For the first one, I probably would've wanted to see more car than background. The second one is probably my favorite of the bunch...being center-weighted really works for it. I think my only thing that kinda bugs me about it is the blue light in the near the door on the right...it just kinda messes with the B&W + red scheme. I like the the angle you've got the Si (very nice stance too btw), but I think it's a little too close to the edge of the frame. The signs in the photo also cause a little distraction as well. All of the photos have quite a bit of contrast too, which I think can work in this particular case (especially for the B&Ws), but just be mindful not to go too overboard with it

Perfect, thank you
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Heres my failure of an attempt hahaha. i have probally one of the worst cameras known to man kind....i think the cavemen would have been dissapointed with this camera if they had it hahaha


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Old 08-19-2009, 10:37 PM   #1197
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^^ yea.. you gotta settle down with the photoshop effects there.
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First off, I want to apologize for the Seahawks win last Saturday. I was surprised at how well our 3rd stringers did! My brother lives in San Diego, so I have a bit of a conflicted loyalty...but my first loyalty still goes to the Seahawks I'll still proudly wear my LT jersey when the time is appropriate though

Anyway, I think the main problem with this photo is the lack of focus point. There's a whole lot of wooden dock in the photo, but not much car. It's just a little too far away so it almost seems like it just happens to be there, rather than being the subject. Where the car is positioned in the photo, I would actually probably have it turned toward the right instead, and turn the wheels to face the camera as well.
lol, seahawks are gonna be GOOD this year ... fantasy football wise i have my eyes on houshmandzadeh and matt hasselbeck.

next shot ill def go easy on the foreground. turning the car to the right woulda made the car pop out more? back to the drawing board
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Heres my failure of an attempt hahaha. i have probally one of the worst cameras known to man kind....i think the cavemen would have been dissapointed with this camera if they had it hahaha


I'm sorry if I come off as sounding a little harsh, but you honestly could've posted up a non-PS-filtered version for critique, no matter how bad you might think your camera is. This thread isn't for critiquing cameras, but how you use them. Provided that this photo didn't have the PS filters added to it, you could've shot in a better location than your drive way, used a different shooting angle than standing eye level, turned the wheels to face the camera, and not put the car directly in the center of the frame. So basically, everything I originally posted up in my first two posts on this thread, assuming you actually did read those posts.

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lol, seahawks are gonna be GOOD this year ... fantasy football wise i have my eyes on houshmandzadeh and matt hasselbeck.

next shot ill def go easy on the foreground. turning the car to the right woulda made the car pop out more? back to the drawing board
Turning the car to face the right makes the car look like it's staying in the frame...by having the car face the left, it looks like it's trying to leave the photo, and thus your attention isn't drawn to it. However, I think the amount of foreground has just as much to do with it as the direction the car is facing

w00t for Seahawks!
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too much sky, other cars, distractions, etc. but for some reason I like this shot. snapped it quickly during a trip to maryland this week. critiquing? other things you would change?

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