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John Photography
4th of March 2009 (Wed), 23:15
hello. i will be attending HIN in LA in a few wks and i wanted to get some pointers on how to shoot cars w/models in such poor conditions. it's being held in the parking lot of a stadium with non ideal lighting.

with the equipment i have, can you all kindly chime in on what's my best possible lens & flash combo? in regards to using the flash, i'm at a loss if i should use my GF lightspere (cloudy)....and if so, should i point it directly at the subjects? with or without the lid? would it be a good to invest in the chrome lid that will give more light?

thanks in advance!

PhotosGuy
5th of March 2009 (Thu), 09:07
shoot cars w/models in such poor conditions. If the model is the important thing, then a little fill flash might do the trick. Try the lightsphere & see what works best.
If the car & model are equally important, then I wish you lotsa' luck! You'd be better off going to an evening car meet & using the light in the tips link in my Sig.
Start with the 17-40mm & work from there. The model won't thank you for shots with the 10-17mm. ;)

alexisthemovie
8th of March 2009 (Sun), 01:50
at least it's not as bad as last year! (indoors with ZERO light, haha)

I'm going to be showing. Stop by the AS1*/Streetlightz booth and say hi. Don't know if I am going to be shooting though.

DiCampo
11th of March 2009 (Wed), 02:45
If you are only taking a picture of the car (ie. without a model on top) and you can make sure that noone will walk in front of the camera:

-use a long exposure (10 secs or more) and meanwhile walk around the car yourself, while manually lighting it with a flash or some other strong light.

YORCHI
11th of March 2009 (Wed), 02:48
If you are only taking a picture of the car (ie. without a model on top) and you can make sure that noone will walk in front of the camera:

-use a long exposure (10 secs or more) and meanwhile walk around the car yourself, while manually lighting it with a flash or some other strong light.
if you do this, make sure you keep a close eye on your camera...you could start to walk around your car and come back to realize your camera and tripod are gone

:(

I'd suggest you focus on the important thing...photographing the models :lol:

ep88
11th of March 2009 (Wed), 10:32
if you do this, make sure you keep a close eye on your camera...you could start to walk around your car and come back to realize your camera and tripod are gone

:(

I'd suggest you focus on the important thing...photographing the models :lol:

+1 lol

I'll see you there.

SillyGuy
14th of March 2009 (Sat), 03:30
Hey guys, i'll be at the show shooting for Mfest. If you see a big asian dude w/a thinktank speedbelt and buzzed haircut, come say hi!

John Photography
14th of March 2009 (Sat), 11:56
Hey guys, i'll be at the show shooting for Mfest. If you see a big asian dude w/a thinktank speedbelt and buzzed haircut, come say hi!

i'm showing with MFest, what's your name?!lol

ask for me, name's John with the 535i.

SillyGuy
14th of March 2009 (Sat), 12:01
Hi john
nice to meet you. my name is Ning. small world eh? haha

i'll see you at the show tonite!

alexisthemovie
16th of March 2009 (Mon), 01:00
got any pics to show guys?

John Photography
16th of March 2009 (Mon), 01:03
here's a handful...

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/John_Photography/Hot%20Import%20Nights%2009/617542f9.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/John_Photography/Hot%20Import%20Nights%2009/51fee9d0.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/John_Photography/Hot%20Import%20Nights%2009/4f2396db.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/John_Photography/Hot%20Import%20Nights%2009/100cc993.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/John_Photography/Hot%20Import%20Nights%2009/d199bd2a.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/John_Photography/Hot%20Import%20Nights%2009/e0275953.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/John_Photography/Hot%20Import%20Nights%2009/5933dcb7.jpg
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/John_Photography/Hot%20Import%20Nights%2009/864a0c8c.jpg

John Photography
16th of March 2009 (Mon), 01:04
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/John_Photography/Hot%20Import%20Nights%2009/6e02445d.jpg

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/John_Photography/Hot%20Import%20Nights%2009/863ac3b0.jpg

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/John_Photography/Hot%20Import%20Nights%2009/1f7fdb1e.jpg

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu4/John_Photography/Hot%20Import%20Nights%2009/14fad892.jpg

alexisthemovie
16th of March 2009 (Mon), 01:21
nice, got any of the streetlightz models?

ep88
17th of March 2009 (Tue), 12:23
Here's some of mine.

http://luisbicol.smugmug.com/photos/493065924_ZQovz-L.jpg

http://luisbicol.smugmug.com/photos/493077160_ic5xx-L.jpg

http://luisbicol.smugmug.com/photos/493093688_RXLaK-L.jpg

http://luisbicol.smugmug.com/photos/493100169_gfTmL-L.jpg
:shock:

http://luisbicol.smugmug.com/photos/493135577_YS8hS-L.jpg

John Photography
17th of March 2009 (Tue), 12:26
Here's some of mine.

:shock:


nice! that 5dII is sik! love how crisp the colors are vs. mine!

can you briefly tell me what lens and flash set up you used?

thanks!

ep88
17th of March 2009 (Tue), 12:56
^I used my 24-70L and 580EXII :D

btw, do you know Jo/Jovic? He used to go to school with my wife :D

John Photography
17th of March 2009 (Tue), 22:43
nicely done! i'm lookin' to upgrade to the 5D1 sometime this wk, hopefully my pix come out as crisp and colorful as yours!