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Dec 02, 2012 10:14 |  #1

Still trying to learn how to best shoot cars with my limited equipment and no lighting. Any comments/suggestions welcome.

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Dec 02, 2012 11:30 |  #2

Don't be afraid to move the car from the middle of the frame. Is that e90 yours?


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Dec 02, 2012 12:11 |  #3

...how to best shoot cars with my limited equipment and no lighting.

White cars are tough, but IMO, there's nothing wrong with your equipment, & the best lighting is free. Seen MHO's shot?: Photochoped Audi S5


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Dec 02, 2012 18:59 |  #4

I like your editing style. 1 and 2 are my favorite. The sky in 3 looks a little artificial.


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Dec 02, 2012 19:37 |  #5

I love 4 & 5. I usually dont like the crazy colored, HDR-esque shots, but these work. The M3 is an amazing machine. Can't wait to own one myself one day. Been my dream car for last 5 years.


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Dec 03, 2012 11:42 |  #6

#4 should be their Christmas card :)


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Dec 03, 2012 12:06 |  #7

I am also a fan of the editing, borders on tonemapping but is not(clarity adjustment?)


great job, 1 and 2 are my favs


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Dec 03, 2012 13:52 |  #8

love the last one. If you brought the camera down a couple of feet and brought more focus to the car itself it would be excellent. i find my eyes wandering looking for a subject because it's hidden away in the corner


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Dec 03, 2012 14:48 |  #9

The things growing out of the car in 2, 3 and 5 are really distracting. Nice shots anyway.


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Dec 03, 2012 16:49 |  #10

Thanks for the suggestions and comments. I may make a few edits tomorrow. You learn a lot and see so many things after a few sentences from other people.

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Dec 03, 2012 22:27 as a reply to  @ LSU's post |  #11

I have seen some AMAZING automotive photos out of the 70-200 F4 IS. If I used Canon, that would be the lens I would use for most auto shots.

Personally I am not a fan of the HDR look. Have you tried editing a few without that look? I would be curious to see what it looks like.


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Dec 04, 2012 09:33 |  #12

LSU wrote in post #15321843 (external link)
Thanks for the suggestions and comments. I may make a few edits tomorrow. You learn a lot and see so many things after a few sentences from other people.

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In that case, in my opinion, the over-saturated backgrounds don't work with this particular car. All it does is draw attention away from the subject because your eyes naturally go to the most colorful area of the photo. If this car wasn't white it might be different.


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Jan 16, 2013 16:01 |  #13

Nice


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Jan 18, 2013 16:43 |  #14

Great shots, love 4 and 5.


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