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Old 09-28-2009, 03:35 PM   #1351
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:34 PM   #1352
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I really like the first one, but I love the colors and tones throughout. You might be able to use a little more exposure in some of the shadows, but they still work as they are. I don't really like the power lines in the second photo, so maybe if you just turned the car around with the background of the first photo, I probably would've liked it better. The nice wide-open area is really nice and helps make the car really pop from the background. The area reminds me so much of shooting at Buttonwillow, like in this shot of Andy's car:



My only other suggestion would be to put the car more in a thirds cross point...I'd personally want to see less road and more sky in both photos Nice work overall though!
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:46 PM   #1353
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Thanks for the tips again Armin, I try and apply them to every shoot. I need to find different spots though. I knew I was breaking the rule of thirds but I thought it worked out in these.

I'll be sending more stuff your way.

This is a photo of my Dads Harley what are your thoughts? I thought the shot was almost to simple but loved the outcome.

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Old 09-28-2009, 04:51 PM   #1354
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Thanks for the tips again Armin, I try and apply them to every shoot. I need to find different spots though. I knew I was breaking the rule of thirds but I thought it worked out in these.

I'll be sending more stuff your way.

This is a photo of my Dads Harley what are your thoughts? I thought the shot was almost to simple but loved the outcome.
No problem The Harley shot is good...often times simple is best. Motorcycles can be a bit difficult to shoot simply because there's only so much you can do with the placement of motorcycle itself. The Harley would look great with an open area background like your car, giving it an open road kind of feel if you know what I mean.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:23 PM   #1355
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:00 PM   #1356
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:50 PM   #1357
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Armin- any critique/tips are appreciated!
Nice location! Given how nice the location is, I'd like to see the whole car with the location as well in a nice wide shot. The one bad thing about the location is that pillars can make it seem like it's growing out of the car, but it still works nonetheless. I like how you processed the photos, but be careful about oversharpening and losing too much shadow detail, particularly with your bugeye. Good work though!
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:04 AM   #1358
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Nice location! Given how nice the location is, I'd like to see the whole car with the location as well in a nice wide shot. The one bad thing about the location is that pillars can make it seem like it's growing out of the car, but it still works nonetheless. I like how you processed the photos, but be careful about oversharpening and losing too much shadow detail, particularly with your bugeye. Good work though!
Thanks- I agree that I was heavy handed in photoshop on my car. I have been experimenting with high pass filters for sharpening. That is making a new layer with a high pass filter (blending mode on soft light) and then adding a mask to take away sharpening from areas like the background. Is this sucessful on the S2k in your opinion or is it reaching the point where it is overdone?

What other sharpening methods work well for automotive?

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Old 09-29-2009, 01:08 AM   #1359
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What other sharpening methods work well for automotive?
I've always found that, after resizing for the web at 72dpi, the original "sharpen" tool makes things look pretty nice. If you've got a nice, shallow depth-of-field (as it appears you do), the background won't be affected too much and things should look just fine.

And honestly, something about the framing of your photos makes me uneasy. Like Armin said, seeing the whole car would be beneficial. You've kind of cut things off at unnatural places... If you're going to crop parts off, you've got to be especially careful about where you do it. Might just be me, though.

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Old 09-29-2009, 12:16 PM   #1360
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I've always found that, after resizing for the web at 72dpi, the original "sharpen" tool makes things look pretty nice. If you've got a nice, shallow depth-of-field (as it appears you do), the background won't be affected too much and things should look just fine.

And honestly, something about the framing of your photos makes me uneasy. Like Armin said, seeing the whole car would be beneficial. You've kind of cut things off at unnatural places... If you're going to crop parts off, you've got to be especially careful about where you do it. Might just be me, though.
Nope, it's not just you, and that's why I mentioned wanting to see the whole car I think part of it is that the viewer's focus is confused...they want to see the whole car, but it's cut off, yet at the same time the background is nice so they want to see that too.

As far as sharpening goes, I normally don't mess with most of the alternative sharpening methods for any of my photos, cars or otherwise. I'm just a big fan of good 'ol Unsharp Mask at subtle levels, since to me it keeps it looking more natural.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:36 PM   #1361
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Thanks for the input everyone!
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:40 AM   #1362
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some new ones from a shoot me and brett had (imfasterthanyourevo), love his 85mm 1.8 and 50mm 1.4 , thanks for letting me use them!

p.s dont mind the wheels on my car, im still fitting them..

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Old 10-06-2009, 08:49 AM   #1363
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^^ Number 3 is great!
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:23 PM   #1364
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This shot could have been epic, as it is it's only brilliant . Nice work man.
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:43 PM   #1365
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Thanks guys. I just really hate all the power lines
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:44 PM   #1366
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some new ones from a shoot me and brett had (imfasterthanyourevo), love his 85mm 1.8 and 50mm 1.4 , thanks for letting me use them!

p.s dont mind the wheels on my car, im still fitting them..
Now we're talking...good stuff man. Only thing I have to say is that it's time to scout out locations without any power lines
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:17 PM   #1367
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I think Anothony and I have something pretty jazzy planned for this week or next. =)
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:24 PM   #1368
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Okay, for all you Flickr fiends out there...I'm now one of you

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arminausejo/

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Old 10-08-2009, 12:23 AM   #1369
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FINALLY!

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Old 10-11-2009, 05:23 PM   #1370
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took these at subiefest, i was thinking about de-saturating them more???



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Old 10-11-2009, 05:28 PM   #1371
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^Were the cars moving? If so you need to slow the shutter and work on the panning...
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:29 PM   #1372
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took these at subiefest, i was thinking about de-saturating them more???
I think the saturation is great as it is...the only problem is that the 1/800 sec shutter speed is so fast that it looks like the car's not even moving. For panning shots, I find that 1/125 sec is actually a good shutter speed to start with, then adjust faster or slower accordingly.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:34 PM   #1373
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yea i know it was a spur of the moment tho so i was just ehh id post them as stills ahhaaha
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:56 PM   #1374
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shot with my buddies camera like last year i think it was some kind of nikon he said it was expensive lol

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Hey Armin, you were right about that panning. It took some time to get it down, here are a couple that I liked. GST car came out a little blurry towards the back I noticed.





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