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Old 09-22-2015, 12:03 PM   #251
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I don't disagree with you there for a second. I might be wrong on how many for the second one, it honestly might be quite a bit fewer than 10, that was a pretty rough guess. That being said, I don't usually do them for the increased pixel count, while that doesn't hurt, I like the brenizers for the exaggerated DoF. The one of the blue R is a perfect example of that. I think it works out to being equivalent of like f/.7 or something silly like that.
My point is that you could do it with 3x less shots and still get the same equivalent aperture (and shallow DOF). All you're doing it just overlapping shots on top of shots. You likely have 2 or 3x overlap on every part of the image.
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:24 PM   #252
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I wouldn't do that IMO to me I think that's on the level of the bro-angle car shot and other cheesy things. Unless you are using a nice light which will create a nice looking effect not just look like you didn't edit your picture.

Agreed.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:08 PM   #253
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I wouldn't do that IMO to me I think that's on the level of the bro-angle car shot and other cheesy things. Unless you are using a nice light which will create a nice looking effect not just look like you didn't edit your picture.
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Agreed.
Definitely noted.

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My point is that you could do it with 3x less shots and still get the same equivalent aperture (and shallow DOF). All you're doing it just overlapping shots on top of shots. You likely have 2 or 3x overlap on every part of the image.
Ah okay, I see what you mean. Any specific ways to reduce that other than just training my eye better to check the overlap?
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:19 PM   #254
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Ah okay, I see what you mean. Any specific ways to reduce that other than just training my eye better to check the overlap?
Yeah, that's about it. As you do more and more you'll get more used to how much overlap you really need (very little, just don't want to have any gaps missing). I bet if you actually go through and look at the pictures you took individually you'll find that multiples are going to be nearly identical framing.

The best way to minimize overlap is to cover the scene in a very methodical manner. Start in the top corner and work L-R and top to bottom. Just going around randomly and shooting a bunch of pictures will always have a ton of duplicates and overlap.

I have found that turning the camera vertical and then shooting 3-4 images as you pan across the scene is enough for nearly all of your Brenizer needs. If you do more than that you're either doing tons of overlap or you're going to be covering a huge field of view (like 180).
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:20 PM   #255
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I am by no means an expert at light painting nor am I trying to say I am. But this shot I did turned out pretty well and I like how the light cleanly fades away from the car and the car is evenly lit with few streaks. I dislike streaks (multiple ones in a seemingly random order), a solitary streak down the side is nice. No extraneous light showing through to distract from the shot.

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Old 09-22-2015, 01:21 PM   #256
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I am looking to make a couple posts on this website. Also need a nice camera mount. Maybe a gopro in the hood scoop?
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:28 PM   #257
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I am looking to make a couple posts on this website. Also need a nice camera mount. Maybe a gopro in the hood scoop?
go pro in the hood scoop? i would not stick a gopro mount to a DSLR thats an accident waiting to happen
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:34 PM   #258
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Double sided tape?
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:42 PM   #259
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No. Youre asking for trouble.
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:14 AM   #260
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...I would also up your shutter to 30 seconds. Also if need be when it is pitch black you can up your ISO a little for...
Hope this helps!
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...I usually do light painting with 30 second exposures and have the car done in around 20 and then I'll go back and add anything like the little accent line when I'm confident the car is done.
Streak was intentional...
Thanks for the tips guys, if I get the time I'll try again this weekend.

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...cleanly fades away from the car and the car is evenly lit with few streaks. I dislike streaks (multiple ones in a seemingly random order), a solitary streak down the side is nice. No extraneous light showing through to distract from the shot.
That is a very nice shot (especially the lightning) How many shots is that and what was your general process/setup if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:52 AM   #261
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Got a shot of the car no light painting then took about 20 30 second shots to get some lighting then combined 2 light light painting shots in. One was lower the other higher and used different parts of each shot to get the final. All in all took about an hour lol
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:48 AM   #262
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The light painting shots are great. Really makes me wanna try it out soon.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:24 AM   #263
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I know garages are not the most desirable, but pretty much all I have time for these days with full time work and study.

I know I struggled with focus and color balance. I feel like these are a little soft, monochromatic and dark to me. Last part might be due to editing. There was method to my madness, but didn't quite turn out what I had pictured in my head. Oh well. Comments welcome.

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_MG_7981b by Yuri Kaplanskiy, on Flickr

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Old 09-23-2015, 11:36 AM   #264
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It was supposed to be a light paint, but there was already too much light to ruin the shot but I kind of liked how the shot looked so I just went with it...

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Old 09-23-2015, 11:49 AM   #265
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^ I actually dig that. I hate when people light paint and leave a halo around the car like the light is coming out of no where.

Good use of the shadow! I like that the car looks natural and doesn't have some random light source coming from the middle of no where hitting it.

I also dig the subtle subdued processing. The frame could use a little bit of touching up but other than that this is good.
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:04 PM   #266
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^ I actually dig that. I hate when people light paint and leave a halo around the car like the light is coming out of no where.

Good use of the shadow! I like that the car looks natural and doesn't have some random light source coming from the middle of no where hitting it.

I also dig the subtle subdued processing. The frame could use a little bit of touching up but other than that this is good.
Thanks! I suck at light painting, I felt like cleaning up most of it but didn't want to spend the time in post so I left it as is. How would you have framed it?
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:27 PM   #267
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Thanks! I suck at light painting, I felt like cleaning up most of it but didn't want to spend the time in post so I left it as is. How would you have framed it?

The composition itself is good. I meant I would clean up the frame in terms of the reflections on the car and the ghosting on the right side of the frame.

All of the little tiny minor things add up to a big difference from a good shot to a great shot.
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:56 PM   #268
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The composition itself is good. I meant I would clean up the frame in terms of the reflections on the car and the ghosting on the right side of the frame.

All of the little tiny minor things add up to a big difference from a good shot to a great shot.
Ah, I gotcha. If this was a paid shoot, I would've. I know what you're referring to
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:55 PM   #269
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I know garages are not the most desirable, but pretty much all I have time for these days with full time work and study.
I relate with that first part extremely well... I really need to start just taking my camera everywhere with me and shoot when I can. Looking in here makes me want to just sell my camera.

I just need to keep practicing. Thanks for the motivation everyone!
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:11 PM   #270
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:15 PM   #271
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I relate with that first part extremely well... I really need to start just taking my camera everywhere with me and shoot when I can. Looking in here makes me want to just sell my camera.

I just need to keep practicing. Thanks for the motivation everyone!
Yup, exactly. I do take my camera bag everywhere for that exact reason, but 9-10 hour work days followed by 4-5 hours of studying doesn't leave much free time. My options are usually the work, school, airport, grocery store or home parking lots
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:14 PM   #272
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no new car shots in the last couple days? time to see what i can do with a shot i didnt like or think to edit last year!
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:20 PM   #273
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^ I like that. Got that film look going for it and I also like how you didn't leave room under the car. I think it works well here.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:24 PM   #274
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A shot I took today of my car on top of Whiteface mountain, beautiful views up there! This was shot with my Canon 70D and Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:27 AM   #275
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