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The automotive strobist setup pic thread

 
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Apr 20, 2010 19:15 |  #286

Thanks, that actually helps a lot. I was aiming it towards the door itself and even tried bouncing it off the ground but it still came up hot. Ohh well, live and learn.


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Apr 20, 2010 19:30 |  #287

ni$mo350 wrote in post #10033588 (external link)
Thanks, that actually helps a lot. I was aiming it towards the door itself and even tried bouncing it off the ground but it still came up hot. Ohh well, live and learn.

Also I was mixing in a lot of ambient light - this was not a night shot. I set the camera to about 1 stop under ambient light and then set the speedlights to meter what it should be. This isn't exact but it should get you close.


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Apr 20, 2010 20:01 |  #288

Some nice shots in here guys! Well let me get started... Unfortunately the shots I have to share were taken years ago and I dont have any setup photos handy but I will explain it best i can.

One from 2006..

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This was taken with a 550EX in the hotshoe, a 430EX to the left of the camera about 10 feet, and a 430EX to the right of the camera. I used the built in Master/Slave mode of the canon speedlights to trigger the slaves. I think I was using the ETTL mode for this shoot. The speedlights were also bare, possibly a diffuser on top but nothing else.

Using the strobes allowed me to stop down the camera and capture the nice sunset. This hasnt been enhanced all that much, just the sky a bit darker and saturated.

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Apr 21, 2010 01:23 |  #289

pretty nice^


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Apr 23, 2010 17:40 |  #290

Great thread!
I hope that reading the previous 19 pages last night helped with my first auto shoot today? I did not get the shot I wanted but hope to Sunday. A little bit about what's going on. This GT-3 belongs to my boss. He has completely gutted it and is totally converted for track use only. The images were taken today while at work in an aircraft hangar. I wanted to place the car between two G-550's (external link) and shoot downward from a 40' lift. Bummed out that I ran out of time but may try the shot Sunday afternoon as I have to work.

Okay, sorry bout that. Setup is 3 AB800's
1AB800 w/ red gel inside of car on the floorboard pointing straight up.
1AB800 on boom towards front of car.
1AB800 on 10' stand towards rear of car.

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Final Shot w/shot of tach used as an overlay
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Apr 23, 2010 21:24 |  #291

@james33...unedited looks way better...


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Apr 23, 2010 22:05 |  #292

GoRk wrote in post #10054466 (external link)
@james33...unedited looks way better...

Thanks for the feedback! The car is actually the same in both shots. Only the background is changed. I like both but agree the edited may be a little bit too much into the HDR look.


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Apr 24, 2010 00:53 |  #293

Gave it a go again tonight. 2nd try at this. I think the results came out much better this time.

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Apr 24, 2010 04:20 |  #294

add one light inside the car...it will look much better like that...


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Apr 24, 2010 04:45 |  #295

burntpixel wrote in post #10053411 (external link)
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Mmmm, so great ! Looking forward for more !!


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Apr 24, 2010 06:55 |  #296

Guys, this is OT, but wholy crap, this is quite a bit of painting:

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=HN2VY5xWGp4&N​R=1 (external link)


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Apr 24, 2010 08:58 |  #297

sk82712 wrote in post #10055975 (external link)
Guys, this is OT, but wholy crap, this is quite a bit of painting:

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=HN2VY5xWGp4&N​R=1 (external link)

Good link, & not off topic at all.
He made the body of the car look pretty good, & it shows what you can do when you understand how light can work to bring out the shape of something. It doesn't matter to me whether you use a strobe, flashlight, or 'late light' to do it as long as the end result is a good looking car with the highlights defining the contour that gives the car it's character. Just putting light on it is only a starting point. Highlights are what make it come alive.

Considering how it's parked, I think he should have called it, "Guy comes home drunk"? :D


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Apr 24, 2010 09:28 |  #298

PhotosGuy wrote in post #10056340 (external link)
Good link, & not off topic at all.
He made the body of the car look pretty good, & it shows what you can do when you understand how light can work to bring out the shape of something. It doesn't matter to me whether you use a strobe, flashlight, or 'late light' to do it as long as the end result is a good looking car with the highlights defining the contour that gives the car it's character. Just putting light on it is only a starting point. Highlights are what make it come alive.

Considering how it's parked, I think he should have called it, "Guy comes home drunk"? :D

Haha, valid point. Some of his work is pretty good.


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Apr 24, 2010 11:21 |  #299

GoRk wrote in post #10055727 (external link)
add one light inside the car...it will look much better like that...

Thanks, I'll give that a try next time.




  
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Apr 24, 2010 13:05 |  #300

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Mmmm, so great ! Looking forward for more !!

Thanks :D


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