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Apr 14, 2020 09:56 |  #1

I'm not new to photography but I would like to get better at vehicle photography. I'm hoping y'all can share some setup photos and resulting final edits. I'm after more dramatic photos, closer to sunset or even sunrise, not necessarily daytime photos.

For starters, I want a better version of this- my weak attempt at sunset. No lights, just exposure adjustments. I have 2 speedlights available plus a half dozen studio lights I can run off battery. It's not for lack of gear, that's for sure. Elinchrom skyports to trigger the setup, including the BX-500s. I realize I may need some other trigger mechanism for the speedlights- 580exIIs.


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Apr 15, 2020 07:49 |  #2

The light that you want to reflect in the body is behind it. So how was that supposed to work? ; )
Look at post #127 in A few Car Lighting Tips
And sometimes some help from image editing works: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=17744676


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Apr 15, 2020 10:02 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #3

I never said I wanted it front lit. I can't believe that's the only way to light a car.


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Apr 15, 2020 11:06 |  #4

Sorry, but I'm not seeing it. No drama, no emotion there for me. Nice truck though for sure!


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Apr 15, 2020 12:40 as a reply to  @ bsmotril's post |  #5

maybe you missed the point of the thread. I want to create MORE drama, and want to see how others accomplish that effect.


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Apr 15, 2020 14:32 |  #6

Slide scans from the 1985 RAC Rally, UK

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Apr 16, 2020 07:53 |  #7

hawk911 wrote in post #19046893 (external link)
I never said I wanted it front lit. I can't believe that's the only way to light a car.

And I didn't say "front lit" either. Did you look at post #127? And the other example? Neither is using front light.


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Apr 24, 2020 21:06 |  #8

Njal wrote in post #19047061 (external link)
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2 great images here, from the days of old school head down map reading Halda flicking navigators
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Apr 25, 2020 03:14 |  #9

Not sure if this fits. Shot from the darkside primarily to hide a paint mismatch on bumper and fender.


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Apr 25, 2020 06:16 |  #10

hawk911 wrote in post #19046331 (external link)
I'm not new to photography but I would like to get better at vehicle photography. I'm hoping y'all can share some setup photos and resulting final edits. I'm after more dramatic photos, closer to sunset or even sunrise, not necessarily daytime photos.

For starters, I want a better version of this- my weak attempt at sunset. No lights, just exposure adjustments. I have 2 speedlights available plus a half dozen studio lights I can run off battery. It's not for lack of gear, that's for sure. Elinchrom skyports to trigger the setup, including the BX-500s. I realize I may need some other trigger mechanism for the speedlights- 580exIIs.


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Apr 25, 2020 08:14 as a reply to  @ kiwichris's post |  #11
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Apr 25, 2020 08:24 |  #12

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Editing someone's photo and reposting without permission is a big no-no around here.

I did not realise that had changed, as I originally had in my name bit that editing was ok. So how do you show someone with out editing, just by words?


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Apr 25, 2020 08:33 |  #13

About 9 months ago I started like you. I had shot many other subjects with various lighting conditions for many years but wanted to get better with cars.

It is a lot of work but I enjoyed the new challenge. I’m not there yet but I’ve been learning. Not sure if these are what you wanted but here are some samples of what I’ve done. I’ll post a couple more and have a few more in my gallery


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Apr 25, 2020 08:39 |  #14

Also black is the hardest type of car to shoot. Depending on the lighting conditions I use strobes, I light paint and do long exposures or use natural lighting if I can avoid the trees and light poles in my reflection.


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Apr 25, 2020 15:50 as a reply to  @ losangelino's post |  #15

these are nice examples. Now if you had a setup shot that would be even better. then I can see the gear you used, and how you placed it. That first one Angelino is sweet. Very nicely done. A wall hanger for the owner


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