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The automotive strobist setup pic thread

 
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Nov 30, 2011 12:24 as a reply to  @ post 13474433 |  #2026

So a question.

Many say that shooting bare is better than shooting with some kind of diffusion. my question is when to shoot bare and when to shoot with diffusion?

An obvious answer is shoot bare when there is Sun?

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Nov 30, 2011 12:38 |  #2027

anvancy wrote in post #13474495 (external link)
So a question.

Many say that shooting bare is better than shooting with some kind of diffusion. my question is when to shoot bare and when to shoot with diffusion?

An obvious answer is shoot bare when there is Sun?

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A large light source is hard to hide in a panels reflections so exterior shots are normally best done with bare heads. See here (external link) or here (external link).

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Interior, engine bays and details are usually best done with modifiers (softboxes or similar).

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Nov 30, 2011 13:39 |  #2028

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I would have moved to another location then. Just remember when you are shooting for a client, they dont want to hear excuses they want to see results. :-)

i totally agree, but... that location was the clients choice! and he insisted :/ but i agree with you!


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Nov 30, 2011 13:40 |  #2029

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Hello Gusarb, I am Dominican also from Villa Mella living in NYC. Nice pictures btw!

hello there! welcome to the forums ;)


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Dec 06, 2011 14:19 |  #2030

jjphoto wrote in post #13474544 (external link)
A large light source is hard to hide in a panels reflections so exterior shots are normally best done with bare heads. See here (external link) or here (external link).

[IMG]http://photocornucopia​.com …ve/l_248_pc_400​.jpg[IMG] (external link)

Interior, engine bays and details are usually best done with modifiers (softboxes or similar).

[IMG]http://photocornucopia​.com …ve/l_379_pc_400​.jpg[IMG] (external link)

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I actually prefer to use softboxes on full shots of cars, especially if they have metallic paint.

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Dec 08, 2011 11:39 |  #2031

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no bts, posting here cause I don't want to make a whole new thread for a single photo and one doesn't exist for just posting it up.

mix of strobes and light painting

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Dec 08, 2011 12:00 |  #2032

e.pie wrote in post #13504285 (external link)
I actually prefer to use softboxes on full shots of cars, especially if they have metallic paint.

Any other examples? Unless that is the look you are going for, doesn't seem as if your softbox(s) are large enough (or maybe need to be re-positioned) to get the entire car lit.


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Dec 08, 2011 14:59 as a reply to  @ synth19's post |  #2033

e.pie wrote in post #13504285 (external link)
I actually prefer to use softboxes on full shots of cars, especially if they have metallic paint.

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no bts, posting here cause I don't want to make a whole new thread for a single photo and one doesn't exist for just posting it up.

mix of strobes and light painting


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Dec 08, 2011 18:41 |  #2034

synth19 wrote in post #13513935 (external link)
Any other examples? Unless that is the look you are going for, doesn't seem as if your softbox(s) are large enough (or maybe need to be re-positioned) to get the entire car lit.

That's what I was going for in that pic.

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Dec 08, 2011 23:22 |  #2035

O3DigitalBath wrote in post #13513816 (external link)
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no bts, posting here cause I don't want to make a whole new thread for a single photo and one doesn't exist for just posting it up.

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youre the man!!!!


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Dec 09, 2011 10:51 |  #2036

+1. Ferrari shot is excellent.


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Dec 12, 2011 01:19 |  #2037

O3DigitalBath wrote in post #13513816 (external link)
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no bts, posting here cause I don't want to make a whole new thread for a single photo and one doesn't exist for just posting it up.

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Can you provide where strobes were used?for the tires perhaps? the body is light painted correct?

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Dec 13, 2011 04:23 |  #2038

synth19 wrote in post #13518540 (external link)
+1. Ferrari shot is excellent.

Yes it is. But also lacks any info on set-up....where did all the set-up photos go?




  
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Dec 13, 2011 10:27 |  #2039

crf529 wrote in post #13536888 (external link)
Yes it is. But also lacks any info on set-up....where did all the set-up photos go?

Get em Rad Al !!!


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Dec 13, 2011 11:27 |  #2040

crf529 wrote in post #13536888 (external link)
Yes it is. But also lacks any info on set-up....where did all the set-up photos go?

+1.


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