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Mar 25, 2013 12:38 |  #8941

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Dude, think about what you just wrote. Put your rig down for a bit, and go back to basics; composition, light, focus, location, you've wasted your time without considering them all extremely important.

This. A gimmicky technique does not make up for lack of basic fundamental photography.

(Not judging any photo, just agreeing with Andrew's statement)


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Mar 25, 2013 17:30 |  #8942

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I see what you are saying, I was fighting a bad location that i could have shot differently and made it better. I'm normally concious of stuff "growing out" of my shots, i guess i was just inattentive during this one. The only reason I added a power pole in was it was already there (and i only realized that AFTER i started editing the image. I've never dropped in a different sky an any of my shots, but I need to try it.

You could have just edited out the power lines completely... That probably would have been easier to do than ADD a power pole.


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Mar 25, 2013 22:26 |  #8943

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Yeah, i've just push this car to the limit in 3.2 exposure time ;) hope its not bad..

I think you did fantastic for that surface!!


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Mar 26, 2013 20:16 |  #8944

BorrowLenses did an article on In-Motion Automotive Photography with a few words on rigging.

http://www.borrowlense​s.com …ith-these-shot-list-tips/ (external link)

Their rig is crazy.


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Mar 27, 2013 04:42 |  #8945

Hey guys, I will be doing a 350Z today. Was wondering if you guys had any angles you liked that you think would really set the car off. I can easily look at the car when it comes time to but was just wondering on your input. Thanks guys!


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Mar 27, 2013 09:16 |  #8946

^ ^ I generally like a higher angle as in post #8922 above, but you really should look at the images in this thread & find the ones that work best for you. Good luck with the Z.


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Mar 27, 2013 09:20 |  #8947

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^ ^ I generally like a higher angle as in post #8922 above, but you really should look at the images in this thread & find the ones that work best for you. Good luck with the Z.

Thanks for the input!


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Mar 27, 2013 09:49 |  #8948

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Hey guys, I will be doing a 350Z today. Was wondering if you guys had any angles you liked that you think would really set the car off. I can easily look at the car when it comes time to but was just wondering on your input. Thanks guys!

The 350 has a small cabin, which should be shot from a high angle, as if you shoot it from a low angle, the cabin will disappear. This is a good rule of thumb for shooting, and is why STi's look good from low angles, and Lambo's look good from high angles. It's not a hard and fast rule, but a good starting point.


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Mar 27, 2013 11:25 |  #8949

VisualEchos wrote in post #15761217 (external link)
The 350 has a small cabin, which should be shot from a high angle, as if you shoot it from a low angle, the cabin will disappear. This is a good rule of thumb for shooting, and is why STi's look good from low angles, and Lambo's look good from high angles. It's not a hard and fast rule, but a good starting point.

Thank you visual! I appreciate the response. I will give it a shot when it comes time to


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Mar 27, 2013 12:58 |  #8950

Keedo wrote in post #15760559 (external link)
Hey guys, I will be doing a 350Z today. Was wondering if you guys had any angles you liked that you think would really set the car off. I can easily look at the car when it comes time to but was just wondering on your input. Thanks guys!

heres one I posted a little while ago of a 350Z, to see what you like/don't like about the angle and adjust accordingly (i need a much wider lens):

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My normal process is to look at the car through my camera before even getting my rig out of my truck to find the angle i want to shoot at

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Mar 27, 2013 14:07 |  #8951

steelbluesleepr wrote in post #15761902 (external link)
heres one I posted a little while ago of a 350Z, to see what you like/don't like about the angle and adjust accordingly (i need a much wider lens):
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My normal process is to look at the car through my camera before even getting my rig out of my truck to find the angle i want to shoot at

that is actually a good tip thanks!

I love this thread lol


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Mar 27, 2013 14:34 |  #8952

Yup, that's a perfect example, you can see how the front is taking over the cabin, and if it were any lower, the car would look even more distorted.


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Mar 28, 2013 08:38 |  #8953

Hi there,

I see that you have almost all the steel rope from above on the RIG. What is that meant for, more stabilize? Can anyone post detailed picture how this is done? Will I need it on pipe 4.5 m, diameter 50mm aluminum (2.5 mm wall)? Thank you!


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Mar 28, 2013 11:43 |  #8954

Finally got around to editing this shot...

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Mar 28, 2013 12:59 |  #8955

Rig-shot? Looks like a roller.


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