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Oct 02, 2013 18:07 |  #9781

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Lighten the road and tires, rig shots look better with visible rim blur. IMO


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Oct 02, 2013 22:16 |  #9782

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I just purchased a 20 foot Rig Pro boom and it is really heavy. Can anyone give me any advice on how far to space the suction cups so that I dont deform body panels or break the windshield?

It's not that heavy lol. Just space the cups out as far as you can. Get creative with it, it's not too hard.


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Oct 03, 2013 00:35 |  #9783

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Oct 03, 2013 10:46 |  #9784

Nice and clean shot jton. Checked out your videos on your shameless plug link, good work.


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Oct 03, 2013 11:24 as a reply to  @ kona77's post |  #9785

Finally got a 20ft Rig Pro boom. Here is my first test shot rigged by myself in the rain. Any suggestions for improving are appreciated.

f/16
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ISO-100
-3.3 step exposure bias
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Oct 03, 2013 12:35 |  #9786

kona77 wrote in post #16343267 (external link)
Nice and clean shot jton. Checked out your videos on your shameless plug link, good work.

Thank you sir!

graphitesubaru wrote in post #16343346 (external link)
Finally got a 20ft Rig Pro boom. Here is my first test shot rigged by myself in the rain. Any suggestions for improving are appreciated.

f/16
4 sec
ISO-100
-3.3 step exposure bias
11 mm

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Nice shot. Did you composite multiple shots? The fender shows the background reflection at a stand still. If you did, I'd recommend using the blur tool in PS on that layer to blend it with the motion layer. Also consider the boom reflection and background/shooting location reflection on the car. Otherwise, nice job on your first rig shot!


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Oct 03, 2013 14:23 |  #9787

Longer exposure


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Oct 03, 2013 15:57 |  #9788

Hello:)

My first post on this forum:)
And i really hope to get some answers from the members here:)

I thinking of bye a Rig-pro kit, 20-foot" :)

But, what is the best way to take pictures when the rig is mounted on the car?
Is it to push the car, or drive it in very slow speed?

Sorry my bad english, but i hope someone understand it:)

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Oct 03, 2013 16:38 |  #9789

DanSteffen wrote in post #16343941 (external link)
Hello:)

My first post on this forum:)
And i really hope to get some answers from the members here:)

I thinking of bye a Rig-pro kit, 20-foot" :)

But, what is the best way to take pictures when the rig is mounted on the car?
Is it to push the car, or drive it in very slow speed?

Sorry my bad english, but i hope someone understand it:)

Best Regards
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Hi Dan,
Welcome to the rig thread. There are a lot of great people here are do some incredible work worldwide. We would be happy to help you out and answer your questions and I bet some of them have been answered earlier in this thread. There are a lot of great photos and information that others have posted in the past.
I would do what I did, go back 50-75 pages and start reading from there. The rigshot has evolved a lot and you will gather a great deal of info as well as see the photographic process and how far it has come. When reading the thread take notes and don't be afraid to visit members facebook pages and their websites.
Hope this helps.


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Oct 03, 2013 17:12 |  #9790

jton wrote in post #16343477 (external link)
Thank you sir!

Nice shot. Did you composite multiple shots? The fender shows the background reflection at a stand still. If you did, I'd recommend using the blur tool in PS on that layer to blend it with the motion layer. Also consider the boom reflection and background/shooting location reflection on the car. Otherwise, nice job on your first rig shot!

This was just one photo. Thanks for the advice!




  
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Oct 03, 2013 18:49 |  #9791

DanSteffen wrote in post #16343941 (external link)
Hello:)

My first post on this forum:)
And i really hope to get some answers from the members here:)

I thinking of bye a Rig-pro kit, 20-foot" :)

But, what is the best way to take pictures when the rig is mounted on the car?
Is it to push the car, or drive it in very slow speed?

Sorry my bad english, but i hope someone understand it:)

Best Regards
Dan

Without question the best way to move the car is with a cable pull, and there is absolutely no reason at all that every person that rigs should not be using one.

Check out this set to see it in action.

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Oct 04, 2013 01:46 |  #9792

graphitesubaru wrote in post #16343346 (external link)
Finally got a 20ft Rig Pro boom. Here is my first test shot rigged by myself in the rain. Any suggestions for improving are appreciated.

f/16
4 sec
ISO-100
-3.3 step exposure bias
11 mm

May want to try a CPL Filter :)
Try and shoot early mornings or at sunset!


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Oct 04, 2013 05:17 as a reply to  @ DJ JIGGLER's post |  #9793

Okei, thank you for answer my question:)
I will read back, and look for tips and tricks:)

And cable pull it is:)

But, when people say's they took 4-6 pic's of the same car and merge it into one picture.
How do you do that? Are all the pic's taken at the exactly same place all the time?

YEP, im a n00b! But i really wanna learn the basic step to get some greate pic's:)

-Dan


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Oct 04, 2013 05:50 |  #9794

Just got my 20" Rig Pro and this is the first attempt. 8" exposure

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Oct 04, 2013 07:48 |  #9795

DanSteffen wrote in post #16345171 (external link)
Okei, thank you for answer my question:)
I will read back, and look for tips and tricks:)

And cable pull it is:)

But, when people say's they took 4-6 pic's of the same car and merge it into one picture.
How do you do that? Are all the pic's taken at the exactly same place all the time?

YEP, im a n00b! But i really wanna learn the basic step to get some greate pic's:)

-Dan

The goal of the rig shot is to covey motion. Most of the time streaky backgrounds convey the best motion, and you will need 4-10 seconds of exposure to get that. However, just the opposite is true of the ground/wheels (usually). The longer the exposure, the more the road tends to look like smoke instead of a road, so for that, you'll need a 2-second exposure. 2-seconds also works best for wheels (most of the time), as it gives them definition. And of course, 2-seconds is going to give you the sharpest shot, regardless of the product used.

Background: 4-10 seconds.
Car / road / wheels: 2-seconds.

You will merge the two via layer masks :). Do a search on Youtube, there are many tutorials on it.

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