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13th of March 2009 (Fri), 17:54
anyone have some tips for shooting at outdoor night car meets? i seem to still suck at them here is an example.
this one i think was just hard having a black car next to a white one on an overcast night. it just doesnt look right to me.
13th of March 2009 (Fri), 19:40
Now? My best advice is to get there as early as possible while there's still room between the cars & you still have the nice, late light. Take a tripod. You can shoot later than you might think.
Read the link in my Sig.
For Summer evening shows, you just need to hang around late. Even daytime shows can provide an occasional cloud.
One night, I saw three that I wanted to shoot, talked to the owners for the details, & shot a series. Then I kept an eye on them &, 2 hours later, some cars had left leaving a space next to two of the cars & the light was much better so I reshot them both in about 10 minutes. The difference in the before/after was worth the wait.
14th of March 2009 (Sat), 02:29
this was just the start of the season for us. thre are usualy between 120-150 cars through out the night. i had the tripod with me and it wasnt a problem for longer exposures. it get croweded there, which sucks, i know.
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