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The automotive strobist setup pic thread

 
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Dec 08, 2009 18:20 |  #91

thepepperman wrote in post #9156667 (external link)
Nice work dubbr! But where's the set-up shot? :p

best i can do for ya:

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the second AB is just off camera right

F-117HWK wrote in post #9157396 (external link)
Whats the suspension deal? Especially the rear wheel haha

air suspension and lens distortion. I didn't have my camera, borrowed d.tek's...




  
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Dec 08, 2009 18:30 as a reply to  @ dubbr's post |  #92

Actually had 5 on this one. 3 B800's 2 ABR800's. Over kill but it was pitch black and wanted to blast it lol

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D300 w/ a couple of lenses and flashes.
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Dec 09, 2009 01:00 |  #93

F-117HWK wrote in post #9157406 (external link)
Raymond, great color scheme and location. Was the sky edited into the windows or just a lot of time difference between the pic of the setup and the actual shot?

Also I would like a little more light on the tire areas cause with the white lips it almost looks as if the car is floating haha.

Thanks, the sky was edited in from a shot I took on my cruise, somewhere near Mexico in the middle of the ocean lol. =P

Good tip on the tires, I didn't even think of that but now I see it.


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Dec 09, 2009 07:46 |  #94

dubbr wrote in post #9160501 (external link)
air suspension and lens distortion. I didn't have my camera, borrowed d.tek's...

Gotcha. Its just caught my eye with the rear wheel looking so canted. Very nice.

RaymondXTi wrote in post #9162536 (external link)
Thanks, the sky was edited in from a shot I took on my cruise, somewhere near Mexico in the middle of the ocean lol. =P

Good tip on the tires, I didn't even think of that but now I see it.

Ha seems to work nicely in the picture.

Good deal.


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Dec 09, 2009 20:03 |  #95

I didn't shoot any "behind the scenes" pics but you guys can easily figure out where the lights were set.

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Not really "strobist" since no strobes were used but I thought I'd post it anyway.

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Dec 29, 2009 04:29 |  #96

So i'm getting into automotive photography, and I'm thinking about a set up. I currently only have one flash, a 430EX II.

All I would need would be another flash (Probably vivitar 285), two stands, and transmitter/recievers (probably cactus)? Correct?




  
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Dec 29, 2009 11:34 |  #97

That would be alright... but I'd recommend having at least three flashes


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Dec 29, 2009 12:43 |  #98

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Dec 29, 2009 13:48 |  #99

Subbing. I was hoping there was a thread on strobist setups. Love the way photos come out with strobes.


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Dec 29, 2009 19:20 |  #100

the secret to shooting a black car is to not throw light at it. Instead you light the surrounding. The reason is that black absorbs light. but with most clear coats, or glossy finish, it also acts as a mirror at some angles. So the trick is to accent the edges and show contour to give the impression that it has dimension. im not sure if that makes any sense but here's an example from a buddy of mine. I was there to assist.
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Dec 29, 2009 21:37 |  #101

He did a nice job with the 300!

the secret to shooting a black car is to not throw light at it. Instead you light the surrounding.

I keep telling these guys... maybe now they'll listen to someone else! ;)


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Dec 30, 2009 00:22 |  #102

subscribing.
a lot of good info in here.


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Dec 30, 2009 02:23 |  #103

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He did a nice job with the 300! I keep telling these guys... maybe now they'll listen to someone else! ;)

thanks, ill let him know!
oops, sorry about stating the obvious. i didnt notice your post when i skimmed over this thread. :o but yeah, shooting cars is like shooting products. its all about technique and composition.


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Dec 30, 2009 08:22 |  #104

its all about technique and composition.

And light. Don't forget the light! ;)

thanks, ill let him know!

I put a link to this in "Tips". Ask him for permission to post the shots there.


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Dec 30, 2009 09:56 |  #105

Why haven't I seen this thread?? When I get back to Kentucky I'm going to get my gear together and work on my car strobist shots.


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