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A few Car Lighting Tips

 
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Sep 07, 2015 16:49 |  #121

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Could you tell us how you did the lighting on this? Really nice and even


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Sep 08, 2015 14:35 as a reply to  @ urbanfreestyle's post |  #122

Its HDR bracketed shot. multiple exposures combined into one to get better lighting. i also darken the background to make sure the car can stand out...


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Aug 30, 2016 07:44 |  #123

Thanks so much! I enjoyed reading this, almost as much as your images! Spectacular!

I'm still searching for lighting tips for my Cayenne. ;)

My wife and I attend car shows regularly. We've had great times taking photos. Hers are better than mine

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Aug 30, 2016 08:55 |  #124

2mnycars wrote in post #18111186 (external link)
Thanks so much! I enjoyed reading this, almost as much as your images! Spectacular!

I'm still searching for lighting tips for my Cayenne. ;)

My wife and I attend car shows regularly. We've had great times taking photos. Hers are better than mine

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http://2.bp.blogspot.c​om …he-Cayenne-S-Diesel-4.jpg (external link)


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Aug 30, 2016 12:32 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #125

Thanks very much! I shall look at those!

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Mar 11, 2017 12:13 |  #126

Studio lighting - This is a basic 3/4 car lighting setup.
The background is a seamless Cove, (external link) sometimes called a Cyc, which is built into the seam between the wall & floor.


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1. Usually a Mole Richardson (external link) or Smith-Victor (external link) 2,000WT fernell "instrument".
Spot it up. Flood it out. Move it around until the highlights in the top & hood look good.
IT REALLY HELPS to have an assistant do this while you watch from the camera position.

5. This is called a Flat. (external link) Ours were tightly streched muslin & painted white. There are some links to studios showing them in use in post #1.

2. Same as #1, except you're putting highlights in the side. Often we would hang black cloth along the bottom of the flat to kill the highlights in the side to darken the lower portion. It's all about the reflections, right?

3. This is a Inky, (external link) usually about 250WT. It has a snoot to narrow the beam, & is used to put some sparkle into the wheel & help to separate the tire from the wheel well.

4. This flat is usually a white painted 4' X 8' plywood, usually not lighted, & used to light the chrome & front end.

6. An overhead flat that can be raised, lowered, & tilted to help out the area covered by #5. TWO assistants will be needed to get the most out of it in the least amount of time.
One or two lights from the sides are usually used on this.

Pretty simple concepts! Except then you get a PITA prototype that has graphics & complicated paint that needs to be seen, so about half of this 'standard' lighting can't be used, like this 'Cuda in Post #22
There's a front view in post #1.

Now you know why I like sunset shots so much. They're SO much easier! ; )

And here's a repeat of the studio images in post #22.


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Oct 24, 2017 07:16 |  #127

After photobucket screwed everything up, I need a new place for this: "The Beast."


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Oct 24, 2017 09:02 |  #128

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After photobucket screwed everything up, I need a new place for this: "The Beast."


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Great shot of a nice Gen 3 Camaro


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Nov 03, 2017 23:47 |  #129

JoeLopez wrote in post #18479694 (external link)
Great shot of a nice Gen 3 Camaro

Sorry, I didn't see your comment 'till now. Thanks, Joe!


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Dec 21, 2017 18:35 |  #130

Some interesting ideas in this: 40 Beautiful Examples of Car Photography. (external link)


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