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Best shade of car to photograph?

 
icor1031
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Aug 10, 2017 21:40 |  #1

White to black (including silver), what's the best shade of car for taking spectacular outdoor photographs - assuming the clear coat and paint is in excellent condition?


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Aug 10, 2017 21:50 |  #2

Black is the most dramatic in the "right" light. Silver looks good in any light. White is the most difficult to show the highlights that you should be going for.
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Aug 10, 2017 21:55 |  #3

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18424558 (external link)
Black is the most dramatic in the "right" light. Silver looks good in any light. White is the most difficult to show the highlights that you should be going for.
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Just did.

With black: how much maintenance is required for a car that's actually used, to keep the CC clear enough for pictures?


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Aug 10, 2017 22:21 |  #4

Normally I'd say to just wash it & that PS will easily take care of any imperfections. But now I'm wondering what you're trying to show & what will the images be used for?
This is the sort of image that I'm thinking of. What are you thinking of?

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Aug 10, 2017 22:27 |  #5

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18424583 (external link)
Normally I'd say to just wash it & that PS will easily take care of any imperfections. But now I'm wondering what you're trying to show & what will the images be used for?
This is the sort of image that I'm thinking of. What are you thinking of?

I'm thinking of getting a firebird, putting the traditional screaming chicken on the hood, and driving it around the country.. Take landscape shots, but take a lot of shots with the car at least in the scene - if not the central element.

PS can't keep the detail in the reflections in the shots below.

Not that I have the funds to do this any time soon, but here are examples:

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Aug 10, 2017 22:30 |  #6

I don't see where you would have any problems with that. FWIW, my Cruze above hadn't been washed for two months. ; )


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Aug 10, 2017 22:32 |  #7

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18424593 (external link)
I don't see where you would have any problems with that. FWIW, my Cruze above hadn't been washed for two months. ; )

Nice!


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