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Mar 13, 2015 20:07 |  #2926

Mikehamilton wrote in post #17463039 (external link)
awesome, how many flash exposures did you use for the car?

On location did about 36 frames, ended up using about 12 of those. Each flash affects a different area. I prefer walking around a car with a single light and blend exposures, gives you way more flexibility to shoot this way. I tried using stands and multiple flashes but never got the light to look just right.

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Wow! You shot a car at night, with strobes, then made it fit perfectly into a daylight mountain backdrop - Wow

Thank you sir! When I found the background, it just instantly worked with the car. It's like they were meant for each other!

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your work is awesome man! Wasn't active on this forum till recently and keep seeing your work on here. Keep up the great work, you going to SoWo?

Thanks a lot! Really appreciate the kind words. I don't think I will make it out to SoWo this year, but its definitely an event I want to attend!


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Mar 13, 2015 20:09 |  #2927

Sreter wrote in post #17470075 (external link)
I will most likely be revisiting the above comp... the more I look at it the more I see stuff I want to change. I feel like the hue/temp of my car isn't matching the background well enough and I think the foreground shadows are too dark to represent where the light is coming from... I'll be doing some more tweaking tonight on it

suggestions anyone?

What immediately stood out to me way the quality of the background image is very different to that of the car. The key to composites is toning, you have to match white balance and over all colors of the frame. The reflections are quite harsh in the bumper and don't necessarily belong with the background either. I think if you made the car smaller, it would fit better in the frame.


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Mar 14, 2015 11:51 |  #2928

Tony_Stark wrote in post #17473998 (external link)
What immediately stood out to me way the quality of the background image is very different to that of the car. The key to composites is toning, you have to match white balance and over all colors of the frame. The reflections are quite harsh in the bumper and don't necessarily belong with the background either. I think if you made the car smaller, it would fit better in the frame.

yea i definitely agree with that. I still have alot of learning to do since its been so long since i've tackled a composition like this. I'll keep on tweaking it till I get it right. Thanks for the input!


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Mar 15, 2015 12:02 |  #2929

Sreter wrote in post #17474692 (external link)
yea i definitely agree with that. I still have alot of learning to do since its been so long since i've tackled a composition like this. I'll keep on tweaking it till I get it right. Thanks for the input!

I find a good starting point for composites is starting off with simple, head on shots. Its very easy to match perspective so it removes a giant chunk of the tricky stuff right out of the way. That way it helps to focus on the toning, lighting, color balance, etc.


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Mar 15, 2015 18:15 |  #2930

Tony_Stark wrote in post #17476000 (external link)
I find a good starting point for composites is starting off with simple, head on shots. Its very easy to match perspective so it removes a giant chunk of the tricky stuff right out of the way. That way it helps to focus on the toning, lighting, color balance, etc.

Gotcha, thank you for the advice!


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Mar 16, 2015 19:14 |  #2931

Thanks for the contribution guys! It really helps me with my exposure and lighting --knowing what is a good baseline picture to start post-processing on.




  
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Mar 24, 2015 18:20 |  #2932

really happy with this edit but would love some CC on it if any.

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Apr 07, 2015 11:23 |  #2933

Hi. Quick question to people who do virtual rig shots. What is the best way to deal with car reflections and get some movement in to them?

Do you isolate each panel and use a motion blur?




  
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Apr 07, 2015 15:54 |  #2934

some pretty damn good edits in here!




  
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Apr 09, 2015 23:32 |  #2935

Mikehamilton wrote in post #17507883 (external link)
Hi. Quick question to people who do virtual rig shots. What is the best way to deal with car reflections and get some movement in to them?

Do you isolate each panel and use a motion blur?

Basically. Its worse on black cars, but try using a CPL to cut down on reflections as much as possible.


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Apr 14, 2015 15:24 |  #2936

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Apr 30, 2015 18:08 |  #2937

Trying out some motion blur.

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May 01, 2015 06:29 |  #2938

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Trying out some motion blur.

What software are you using to create the blur? I think it looks great.


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May 01, 2015 06:40 as a reply to  @ Hypefoto's post |  #2939
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Looks better than I remember. Good re-edit!




  
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May 01, 2015 20:58 as a reply to  @ lambo13's post |  #2940

probably Photoshop CC with Path Blur


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