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29th of April 2009 (Wed), 21:09
I've been wanting to take some car/bike photos but haven't been able to find a show going on locally. I have kicked around the idea of visting the local Harley dealer and seeing if they would let me shot some of their inventory. Anybody ever done shot a dealership before?
29th of April 2009 (Wed), 23:02
Shooting at a Dealership is not that difficult. You just need to present yourself in a professional manner, ask for a General Sales Manager or the GM, and explain to them what you are looking to do. Tell em', that if you get some really good shots, & that if they would like to use them from an Advertising standpoint, then you would be willing to work with them. I spoke with 2 Dealerships today, about shooting autos' on the lot & in the showroom. I explained my intent, and the GM/ GSM's did not have a problem, with my intentions.
30th of April 2009 (Thu), 08:38
You shouldn't have any problems getting permission, but then your real problems will start. Like crappy lighting, crappy reflections, crappy backgrounds...
It should be an interesting experience for you. When you've had enough of that, try this light:
A few Car Lighting Tips (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=70290)
30th of April 2009 (Thu), 13:26
Got the Ok and shot about 110 pics. Kept and processed 45. The overhead light reflections were pretty hard to deal with but made some the photos interesting. The bigger challenge, in my case, was wanting some pics in the low light areas. Tried flash but it was way to harsh, especially on the chrome. I'll have to work on that one.
Here's a couple that I thought were pretty good for a novice:
And my favorite, and an accident at that:
2nd of May 2009 (Sat), 22:38
you should try to bring a lamp of some sort, or a softbox.
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